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NadineTimes104 Stars Out Of 5Ultimately PowerfulSeptember 4, 2017NadineTimes10Quality: 0Value: 0Meets Expectations: 0Author Jerry B. Jenkins says that Riven is his life's work, the novel he's always wanted to write. So I approached this novel all the more seriously.
Although it's darker and a lot more depressing than my usual reading preference, and I found much of it to be predictable, the story still kept me interested through most of its 500+ pages. I'll admit I didn't always find the characters or the plot to be the most convincing, and the way the story rushes over some crucial years is unfortunate. There are also key areas of the story that I couldn't get with--theologically, politically (though I almost hate to use that word, due to its tendency to minimize critical matters affecting humanity), and just as a reader of fiction.
Nonetheless, I have to applaud the intense and risky route the author takes to get an earnest message across, and the way he does it is ultimately powerful. I do think a reader has to be good with highly evangelical Christian material to enjoy this book, so if you have an appreciation for "the greatest story ever told," this novel may very well hit you where you live.
Susie58East TennesseeAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Heart WrenchingAugust 13, 2016Susie58East TennesseeAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 0Value: 0Meets Expectations: 0This book will keep you up late into the night reading......it is the most heart-wrenching story you will ever read......unbelievably riveting to the very end!!! A must read for everyone.....DO NOT hesitate, buy this book.
kdfw61Age: 45-54Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5June 26, 2012kdfw61Age: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This book was highly recommended to me by my sister and bro-in-law. The author, Jerry Jenkins, takes his time developing the story, allowing you to get well acquainted the main characters. I never was bored or felt the story moved too slowly. By about halfway thru the book, I was really hooked. I usually judge a book by whether it makes me want to blow off all the stuff I'm supposed to be doing to read it, which this book eventually did. It's not a story I will soon forget. No matter how much you've blown it or how much of a failure you think you are, God's love and grace are exceedingly, abundantly, more than you can imagine.
martha3Southern CaliforniaAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5This may be Jerry Jenkins best book yet...April 2, 2012martha3Southern CaliforniaAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Our choices have consequences, good or bad and this book really drives that home. It draws you in and does not let go. This should be a manditory read for all high schoolers. You can't help but carry this book with you long after you have finished it. I want all my grandchildren to read this. Bravo Mr. Jenkins and thank you.
ErnieFerguson , NCAge: 55-65Gender: male5 Stars Out Of 5September 23, 2011ErnieFerguson , NCAge: 55-65Gender: maleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5good book so far...bounces back and forth between 2 lives but very good read.