1. Riven
    Riven
    Jerry B. Jenkins
    Tyndale House / 2009 / Trade Paperback
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    5 Stars Out Of 5 17 Reviews
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  1. 4 Stars Out Of 5
    Ultimately Powerful
    September 4, 2017
    NadineTimes10
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    Author 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.
  2. East Tennessee
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Heart Wrenching
    August 13, 2016
    Susie58
    East Tennessee
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
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    This 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.
  3. Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    June 26, 2012
    kdfw61
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This 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.
  4. Southern California
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    This may be Jerry Jenkins best book yet...
    April 2, 2012
    martha3
    Southern California
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Our 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.
  5. Ferguson , NC
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: male
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    September 23, 2011
    Ernie
    Ferguson , NC
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: male
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    good book so far...bounces back and forth between 2 lives but very good read.
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