The Rapture of Canaan is a powerful and stunning novel. Shari Reynold's prose is a tapestry of faith, religion, fear, sadness, life and death, all woven to create a picture of a cult-like existence and how it effects those in which it governs. A truly page-turning saga that expresses the all-encompassing love for Jesus and the trials of a girl finding her way. An uplifting and frightening mix. A great read.
Deep...maybe too deep for me to fully understand. Nevertheless, I couldn't put the book down!
Wow. I had no idea this was an Oprah's book Club selection when I read it... the cover doesn't say that on my copy.
This book was gripping. I couldn't put it down. Sad. Powerful.
I read this in 24 hours. It was a really good story. I definitely recommend this one!
A story about a teenage girl trying to make her peace with the world and with God. Beautifully written.
An oldie but a goodie! Contemporary Southern fiction. Happy Reading!
A moving story of families and faith.
At the Church of Fire & Brimstone and God's Almighty Baptizing Wind, Grandpa Herman makes the rules for everyone, and everyone obeys - or else! But even in this isolated community where it seems nearly everything is forbidden, temptation occasionally touches the congregations... and for Ninah, temptation comes in the form of her prayer partner James............
Wow what a freak show this book is. It was like a tain wreck, you know you shouldn't look but you cannot help yourself. There is not a likeable character in this book, they are all crazy and pollute one another with their skewed thinking. that being said, I read it mostly in one day and really wanted to know what happened! I know it is fiction, but it does leave me with concerns that there really are people out there in the world living like this and that saddens me.