Saturday, November 21, 2020

"Grace Like a River Flows" by R. Marshall Wright

Grace Like a River Flows is Christian fiction. Glencoe, by another name, is real and I pastored there for five years. Many characters are based on real people I knew. But the great story? It's all made up. Well, almost. 

”The tracks have separated this town for a hundred years, but one day God's grace began flowing like River. And, like a mighty, raging river, you can't control it and you can't stop it. God's grace goes where He wants. 

Grace Like a River Flows is about very flawed people who live on both sides of the tracks which run through Glencoe. Lives are changed. Families are transformed. And an old mainline church is renewed. Come meet the cast of characters who will be touched by God. Charlotte (featured on the cover) has seen the tracks. Will God’s grace touch her life? Look for the surprise ending! You’ll never see it coming. 

About The Author
Richard Marshall Wright writes under the pen name of R. Marshall Wright. He graduated from the University of Maine in Orono, Maine in 1969 and Drew Theological School in Madison, New Jersey in 1972. He is a retired evangelical pastor, and a retired U.S. Army Chaplain with 23 years Active and Reserve service to our country. 

He has been married to his wife, Lynn, for fifty years. They are blessed to be able to spend summers on a lake in Michigan and winters in Sebring, Florida. They have two children and five grandchildren. Marnie is married to Arick and is the eldest and has been a stay at home mom rearing three active boys...Luke, Levi, and Loden. She holds a Masters degree from Northwestern in communications and is a writer. Trevor is married to Lori and is a successful pastor in Findlay, Ohio. And he too writes. His two are Emma, who is the oldest grandchild, only girl, and her brother Cole. They are extremely proud of everyone in the family.

I absolutely loved this book. It is a gospel-centered novel and it also fast-paced and kept this reader turning  the pages. This story is about real life. This book has it all happiness, danger, romance, prejudice, hypocrisy, tension, persistence and God's Grace. There is even a secret advenger, ( no not the marvel kind) that takes justice into his own hands, his ways are violence which I don't usually like but in this book, it didn't bother me, maybe because of the overall message of the story.  I like that the author includes his dog as one of the characters in this story. I recommend this book to anyone who loves Christian Fiction! 

I received a contemporary copy from the author and these opinions are my own.

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