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Riven
Riven
Author: Jerry B. Jenkins
A boy with a troubled childhood . . . becomes a reluctant criminal . . . becomes a broken man on death row who just wants to die. A failed pastor . . . rejected by those he only wants to help . . . finds a new calling. Thomas Carey and Brady Wayne Darby couldn't be more different. One is a washed-up pastor hoping desperately to make a difference...  more »
ISBN-13: 9781414309194
ISBN-10: 1414309198
Publication Date: 12/29/2008
Pages: 544
Edition: Reprint
Rating:
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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4 stars, based on 6 ratings
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
Members Wishing: 3
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Helpful Score: 3
Wonderful book! Kept me interested enough to stay up until the wee hours of the morning to find out what happens next. Jenkins has outdone himself on this one. Hope he continues to put out such Great novels. One that I will suggest to everyone .
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Helpful Score: 2
A really good read. At first because the book is so huge I thought it would take me a long time to read but the story goes fast. It skips back and forth between the lives of Brady Darby and Thomas Carey. It was hard to put down once I started. It was easy to get involved with the characters lives.Jenkins said he hoped the book and its message would stay with the reader long after the final page. I think this book will.
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Helpful Score: 1
This is one of the best books I've read in years. A young man who can't seem to get up on the right side of the law and a minister who can't seem to preach worth hearing yet still believes with all his heart. When the two meet in a supermax prison...the whole world takes on a different appearance.

Although fictional, this book came the closest anything has in explaining to me how God could forgive someone of a heinous crime when they repent and accept Jesus. I loved the characters and felt as if I knew them...to the point that I really loathed when the book ended and I knew I'd never see the again. The story was phenomenal and touched me deeper than anything I've read recently.

Even more...I cried as I read the book...and I can't say that for many books.

If you get the chance to read the book, it is an opportunity not to be passed up. The story surpasses every hope I have when I pick up a new book.
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