Where the River Runs by Kelly Minter

Wherever the River Runs by Kelly Minter

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Wherever the River Runs
Author: Kelly Minter
ISBN: 978-1434707352
Genre: Non-fiction, Christian
Release: August 1, 2014
Publisher: David C. Cook
256 Pages
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About the book:

This beautiful journey through the Amazon invites readers to search their souls and follow Jesus wherever the river runs—experiencing the adventure of knowing the poor and forgotten people He loves.

In Wherever the River Runs, Kelly Minter invites us on a jungle adventure down a river teeming with piranhas, caymans, a beautiful people, and, especially, God’s presence. Her honest and engaging narrative pulls back the curtain on one of the most captivating places on earth as well as on parts of the gospel we may be able to recite but have never fully believed.

For anyone feeling complacent in their American Christianity, Kelly’s story of the forgotten people of the Amazon and how they transformed her understanding of the gospel, is sure to inspire.

Wherever the River Runs by Kelly Minter

Kelly feels called to participate in a missions trip in the Amazon.  She leaves behind everything that she feels comfortable with and heads down the river in a rickety boat to minister to the people she comes in contact with. She is at first startled by the differences between her life and theirs. She’s used to ministering to women over Tuesday morning Bible study complete with a nursery and lunch.  This life is entirely different from the one she’s familiar with.

On her trip, she starts to question some of the things she considers necessities in her life. She contrasts many of the experiences in her life with experiences that these people have. When she helps someone in her community find a house, it’s a matter of realtors, school districts and having the cable turned on.  When she helps someone find a house in the Amazon, it’s a physical place to care for their children. She compares and contrasts this difference and the lessons she learns with scripture verses throughout the book.

The author has an amazing ability to paint a picture of the Amazon and the people that live there. I found myself actually seeing the sunsets and the caimans in the river.  I saw the children playing and the jungles of Brazil around me.  She really made me see my faith in an entirely different light and I completely understand why she feels drawn back to their lives. If you’ve always wanted to see what a mission trip might be like or are looking for a different view on your faith, read Wherever the River Runs by Kelly Minter.

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12 thoughts on “Wherever the River Runs by Kelly Minter

  1. I got this book, too and love it – it feels like you’re there and makes you think about what you can do in your own “jungle”. I know I can’t win, but if I did, I would give it to a friend at church. 🙂

  2. I love reading novels that allow me to escape to a place in the world, or time, where I couldn’t otherwise find myself. Thanks for the great review!

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