When Through Deep Waters - eBookRachelle DekkerTyndale House / 2018 / ePub$9.99 Retail:4.5 out of 5 stars for When Through Deep Waters - eBook. View reviews of this product. 17 Reviews
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Rachel5 Stars Out Of 5A New FavoriteOctober 28, 2018RachelQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I learned about Rachelle Dekker from author, Ted Dekker. I picked up her first book and fell in love with the style and character development. When Through Deep Waters is different from her other novels. It tells a sad story about a loss of daughter but in the end finds joy and happiness. I loved the message of the book and would recommend this book to anyone who is struggling to find joy when you're going through deep waters.
Queen635 Stars Out Of 5Great BookOctober 18, 2018Queen63I loved her book. I've read all of her books and was not disapointed in this one.
Seasons of GraceAge: 35-44Gender: female3 Stars Out Of 5Interesting but not my favoriteOctober 8, 2018Seasons of GraceAge: 35-44Gender: femaleThis book was a bit different from my usual reads, but kept my attention nonetheless. It was interesting, but I can't really say I agree with the spiritual parts of the book. I found all that to be a little off. Not that I don't believe in angels, or supernatural things happening, but it certainly had some odd twists. I am not really sure it portrays the gospel that I believe, although the author did speak of Jesus maybe once. Her big focus seemed to be on us being the 'light of the world' and although there is truth in that, we can't be a light unless the "SON" lives in us. It also seemed like she used Scripture somewhat out of context to present what she wanted to portray.
I guess my favorite character was actually Louise's mom. The least favorite was probably Victoria, although Alicen's mom competed a bit for that position. Alicen herself, I am not sure what to think about. There were things I liked and disliked about her character. I think feeling guilt over the death of a child, and knowing you were negligent would definitely be enough to drive someone over the edge. It would be difficult to forgive yourself.
I am not sure if I would recommend this book or not. I would say if you enjoy psychotic type mysteries you may like this book, but read it with a grain of salt and keeping the TRUTH of God's Word in mind to maintain spiritual discernment.
I received a copy of this book courtesy of Tyndale Blog Network. I was not asked or required to review this book in a positive manner. All opinions are my own.
Ellen/oceansideS D CAAge: Over 65Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5WHEN THROUGH DEEP WATERSSeptember 27, 2018Ellen/oceansideS D CAAge: Over 65Gender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4Sept 25. NG
WHEN THROUGH DEEP WATERS. By. Rachel. Dekker. Tyndale
The story follows Alicen the tragedy in her life, and how she deals with it,
and how it helped others that were around her. Strong gospel aspect woven nicely thru the story, as a support thread without being preachy.
First I have read by her, and the plot flowed nicely to the end. The character
of Alichen was well presented, and story was well told.
Received ARC from Net Galley and Tyndale for my voluntary review and my honest opinion.
Amy BAge: 18-24Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5Suspenseful and Beautiful; But a Bit Confusing at Times...September 12, 2018Amy BAge: 18-24Gender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 3In the book When Through Deep Waters, Rachelle Dekker weaves a suspenseful story about a young woman named Alicen who, at first, seems to have life more than all together. Perfect home, rich husband, beautiful daughter, high social statusshe's got it all. But when tragedy strikes, Alicen is stricken with guilt that it's all her fault.
Guilt and grief-stricken, Alicen goes to live with her childhood best friend in Red Mountain Lodge, Montana: a place they had spent many happy memory-filled summers as children. Also the home of her late grandmother Josephinethe one everyone thought had gone off the deep end with her raving stories of "visions" of children.
While there, Alicen begins having some of her own visions of childrenas well as mysterious flashbacks of her grandmother's stories and teachings to her as a child.
Her best friend is worried that she is losing her sanity. Her mother is worried that she will go completely off the deep end like her grandmother. Is she crazy? Or is there more to her visions in the midst of her grief that meets the eye?
When I saw that Rachelle Dekker had a new book releasing, I was eager to get my hands on it, as per my love for her other book (The Choosing), as well as my adoration of many of her father, Ted Dekker's novels. When I received this book from Tyndale Blog Network in exchange for my honest review, I eagerly began to read.
Signature to the Dekker style, I was not disappointed with the page turning suspense, beckoning me to keep reading. The story was intriguing and the characters diverse and real. I appreciated that each one of the characters was 3-dimensionalgenuine, personal, authentic. They each had their own personalities and stories, even if their part in the larger one was small.
I was, however, a bit disappointed with how some of the mental health issues were dealt. Some moments left me wondering if another reader might be triggered by some of the conversations or even what almost seemed to be a bias against medication for mental health. It was not clear, I assumed that the bias was for the sake of the story, but it was so portrayed as an evil to our main character that it made me wonder.
Also, while the spiritual themes woven throughout were all based on true principles and concepts from the Bible, I found myself a bit confused as to the core theology of what was truly being taught. While I understood the concepts of forgiveness and peace as were the themes of the book, I found myself desiring a clearer explanation of the Gospel.
All in all, I found this book intriguing, suspenseful, and thought-provoking. While perhaps somewhat flawed, the themes of forgiveness and redemption are beautifully woven throughout the story, in the end, defining a true picture of perfect peace. The story of Alicen's journey through her guilt and grief finding forgiveness and redemption is one I would recommend to those that are able to discernibly read, understanding the flaws, but still able to enjoy the richness and suspense of this beautiful story.