The River Book

The River

by Michael Neale

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“The River is a story that will transform how you see yourself and the world.” —Andy Andrews, New York Times best-selling author of The Noticer, The Traveler’s Gift, and How Do You Kill 11 Million People?

“You were made for The River . . .”

Gabriel Clarke is mysteriously drawn to The River, a ribbon of frothy white water carving its way through steep canyons high in the Colorado Rockies. The rushing waters beckon him to experience freedom and adventure.

But something holds him back—the memory of the terrible event he witnessed on The River when he was just five years old—something no child should ever see.

Chains of fear and resentment imprison Gabriel, keeping him from discovering the treasures of The River. He remains trapped, afraid to take hold of the life awaiting him.

When he returns to The River after years away, his heart knows he is finally home. His destiny is within reach. Claiming that destiny will be the hardest—and bravest—thing he has ever done.


“I’ve heard Michael Neale tell stories for years. I’ve been encouraged, uplifted, made to laugh, and brought to tears by them. The River does this and so much more. This story got a hold of me and wouldn’t let go. I believe this novel will inspire many to conquer their fears, and really live!”

— Dr. J. Todd Mullins, Lead Pastor Christ Fellowship Church, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida

 “I’ve never experienced this kind of response to a story. Literally everyone who reads The River is transformed by it.”

— Daisy Blackwell Hutton, Vice President and Publisher, Fiction

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