Two Rivers Tour

About the Book

Book:  Two Rivers

Author: Michael W. Henry

Genre:  Fiction

Release Date: April 10, 2020

In 1840 Pastor Allen Hartman leaves behind his white-steepled church in New York, and the woman he hopes to marry, to serve as a missionary to Indians in the Oregon Territory. On his epic westward journey, he is plunged into the dark end of spiritual warfare and vital intercession. His mettle is further tested when he’s asked to stay in a village of Arapaho already contending with a malevolent witch doctor—where Allen has to draw upon courage he didn’t know he possessed and discovers ministering to Indians is not at all what he imagined.

Arapaho medicine man Two Rivers knows one thing—the Great Spirit is sending White Falcon to help his people defeat the malicious spiritual forces determined to overpower the tribe. But even as White Falcon teams up with Two Rivers, Allen finds himself enslaved in a cave and in a heaven-meets-earth clash of faith with an evil sorcerer. With his life at stake and his new friends unable to help, will Spirit-led prayers of believers lead to a complete victory, or will something be left undone?

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My Review:

Thought-provoking. A powerful story showing the battle between good and evil; a spiritual struggle of Light versus dark.

Told from the perspective of a Methodist Episcopal missionary, Two Rivers is an interesting glimpse into the life of those seeking to reach the Native Americans with the gospel. I couldn’t help seeing similarities between what the main character was doing and the life of David Brainerd, and while the book was set in 1840, almost one hundred years after David Brainerd lived, it was easy to imagine that their lives must have been somewhat the same. 

I’m not an expert on the settling of the west by any means, but having grown up on a steady diet of westerns, I didn’t see anything that made me stop and question what the author had written. The story felt real to the time period. It also felt as though the author had thoroughly researched the Arapaho, from the customs of the tribe to the actions of the medicine man. Again, I’m no expert, but everything rang true to what I know about the Native Americans of the time. 

The book was well-written. There seemed to be a good balance of dialog to prose, and I don’t remember being bored by the narration droning on. The author, it would seem, did his research well. Overall, I’d put this book in the worth reading category and would definitely read something by this author again. 

I requested a copy of this book to review. The opinions expressed here are my own.

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About the  Author

Michael W. Henry’s ministry has spanned from serving as a missionary in Mexico, where he encountered intense spiritual warfare, to planting and pastoring churches in Washington state. A Christian counselor, Michael is certified through the American Association of Christian Counselors and offers spiritual-life coaching to believers searching for deep faith encounters with Jesus. Michael has long been fascinated by Native American spirituality and culture. He and his wife, also a certified counselor, live in Wenatchee, Washington, and enjoy hunting, hiking, canoeing, and other outdoor activities with their four adult children and two grandchildren.

 

 

More from Michael

Two Rivers is a story about courageous faith. I wrote it because as a missionary in Mexico, I had experienced spiritual encounters that I felt needed to be shared. A historical fiction seemed the perfect place to demonstrate the power of prayer and cross cultural respect in an authentic way.

Giveaway

To celebrate his tour, Michael is giving away the grand prize package of an eBook copy of Two Rivers, a $50 Amazon gift card, and a signed copy of the book!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.

https://promosimple.com/ps/fec3/two-rivers-celebration-tour-giveaway

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12 Comments

  1. Welcome to Celebrate Lit group! Great review. You might want to make it so people can read a sample of your blog before deciding to sign up to receive the emails.

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      Hi, Becky! Thanks for the welcome. It never occurred to me before to differentiate between the two, but my newsletter is my author newsletter and I don’t send out blog posts in it at all. Just book news when there’s something to talk about. I’ll see if I can find a way to change what the popup says, or where it pops up. Thanks for the warning. 😊

  2. Thanks for taking time to share your book with us and it’s always a pleasure in our family to learn about a new one.

    1. Author

      You’re welcome. Thanks for taking the time to comment.

    1. Author

      Thank you. I hope you get a chance to read it.

  3. Wonderful review! Sounds like a must read. Thank you for sharing.

  4. Thank you for sharing your wonderful review and the book and author details. I took several Native American history classes in college and I am really looking forward to reading this story

    1. Author

      I’m glad my review was helpful. I hope you get a chance to read it. As I mentioned in my review, I’m not an expert, but it really felt true to what I know of Native American history and it was fun to read a western from a Christian standpoint.

  5. Sounds like a powerful book.

  6. This book sounds like a fantastic read.

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