I highly recommend this book. I will be giving this book as a present many times. The major conflict of the story directly involves a miracle.
Supple writing, appealing characters. I will be giving this book as a present many times. To write popular fiction that espouses Christianity so unapologetically is even more precarious. It is a true gift.
This novel is one such book for me. I was partly right. I started reading it on Friday and finished on Sunday, with a smile. So these ideas begged the question as to whether the miracles in the book were meant to be taken literally. With Davy gone, the Land family must find a way to recover, and Reuben and Swede are determined to find their older brother, who's escaped to the Dakota Badlands.
Reuben has secretly observed his dad performing miracles while talking to God, and his sister is obsessed with the wild west hero gangsters like Butch Cassidy, Jesse James and the Younger boys. Once in a great while, if we are fortunate, we come across a book in our lifetime of reading that stops us in our tracks.
You know that if you have a child with a condition like that, that you would do anything to make that child better. A sad yet hopeful story that illustrates the strength of a united family through hardships.
I found this novel to be a beautiful, albeit a heartbreaking, celebration of family, faith, and spirit. It is a true gift. But I admit that there were times when I wanted to shout at the dashboard on my car "Scrape those scales off your eyes son!
A man can do miracles apparently on a whim, but these miracles usually don't do anything to point the characters affected to God or have any deep spiritual meaning.Transcript of Peace Like a River: Miracles Lurvy decided to stay for dinner and Reuben was worried that there would not be enough soup.
The pot however, miraculously refilled itself; after they had all eaten the pot was still over half full. Peace Like a River is a stunningly beautiful and memorable debut novel by author Lief Enger, that left me breathless and in tears.
This classic tale is related by our eleven-year old narrator, Rueben Land, and assisted by his eight-year old sister Swede.4/5.
A rich mixture of adventure, tragedy, and healing, Peace Like a River is a collage of legends from sources sacred and profane — from the Old Testament to the Old West, from the Gospels to police dramas (Ron Charles, The Christian Science Monitor). Jeremiah as a Christ Figure in Peace like a River In the novel Peace like a River, Leif Enger creates the character Jeremiah Land as a Christ figure in order to convey the character’s role as a person whose life is spent serving others.
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Another puzzle central to PEACE LIKE A RIVER is the nature of Jeremiah's miracles.
While Reuben realizes the reader may doubt him, it is clear that he has complete confidence in the supernatural nature of several events he witnesses.Download