Two Rivers Tour

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.

 

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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