“Wherever the River Runs” by Kelly Minter Book Review/Giveaway (ends 8/27) U.S.

By Ruth on August 18, 2014 in book, Christian book, giveaway, review

In Wherever the River Runs, Kelly Minter invites us on a journey down a river teeming with piranhas and caimans, as well as machete-wielding mothers, heroic jungle pastors, faith-filled children, and miracles too seldom experienced in our part of the world.
Kelly’s honest and engaging narrative pulls back the curtain on one of the most captivating places on earth as well as on parts of the gospel we may be able to recite but have never fully believed.
On this beautiful adventure through the jungles of Brazil and the tangles of the soul, Kelly rediscovers Jesus among a forgotten people living well beyond the corners of her previously defined faith–a people who draw her back to their country, their pain,
and their hope in Him, again and again.
“Kelly Minter writes the way a portrait artist paints.” — Beth Moore, Living Proof Ministries
“The best thing I can say about Wherever the River Runs is that I closed the last page, bowed my head, and said, ‘God, send me too.’ Thank you, Kelly, for your courage, leadership, and faithfulness.” — Jen Hatmaker (speaker, blogger, and author of 7: An Experimental Mutiny Against Excess )

For more information, please check out her website.
Wherever the River Runs: How a Forgotten People Renewed My Hope in the GospelWherever the River Runs: How a Forgotten People Renewed My Hope in the Gospel by Kelly Minter

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The story revealed within this book is unlike any I have heard before. I could identify with the desire to be a singer and the unusual way in which God calls. To see the way in which the author was moved as she continued to return for a missions trip to the Amazon was truly quite impressive and inspiring. I myself have been on a missions trip (although it was to Yemen), and this brought back many of those feelings and experiences. When she contrasted her life in the States to the life she saw in Brazil, it truly was an eye-opener. This book will certainly remind the reader of the fantastic way in which God moves. It is not always how we expect.

Sometimes I found the writing style a bit uninvolving and not as easy to connect. It did not diminish the story, but I just found that there were times I was not as intrigued as others. This is not necessarily a criticism. It is merely a personal preference.

I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. I was not financially compensated, and all opinions are 100 percent mine.

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