Riven - eBook
Riven - eBook  -     By: Jerry B. Jenkins
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Tyndale House / 2014 / ePub
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Format: DRM Protected ePub
Vendor: Tyndale House
Publication Date: 2014
ISBN: 9781414359120
ISBN-13: 9781414359120

Publisher's Description

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; the other is a criminal who's worst crime is always the one he's about to commit. One diligently serves God; the other diligently serves himself. And yet . . . both are sinners in need of grace. So take the first step on a journey to transformation. Join the murderer and the chaplain. Choose between a life of crime and a life of purpose and prepare to leave the ranks of the hopelessly lost and find the One who can save even the most troubled soul.

Publisher's Weekly

In this painfully slow story, Jenkins (Left Behind) builds two protagonists’ story lines—each from different generations and different walks of life, yet destined to cross paths through God’s providence. When readers meet young Brady Wayne Darby, he is still struggling to make it through high school, barely weaseling his way out of troubles that often come his way. With the Rev. Thomas Carey, Jenkins introduces an elder pastor, down on his luck and trying to find a new flock—eventually landing himself a prison chaplaincy on death row. Though the story ends with a predictable redemption, along the way, readers are assaulted with a heavy dose of despair, with women who cause the men in their lives endless trials and a plot that takes its sweet time. Since the novel is a complete departure from Jenkins’s high-octane Left Behind series, longtime fans may be surprised by his versatility even as they grow impatient with the story’s lugubrious development. (July)Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information.

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