BOOK REVIEW: "The Rain" a novel about Noah's Ark
Always looking for the occasional “light” Christian reading, I ordered Dan’s book for Christmas relaxation.
I could not put the book down and read it in two days. So much for my plans for Christmas reading! – Let us hope Santa knows my reading preferences!
This book makes a wonderful present for adults and reasonably mature teenagers, and I figure there is just about time to order for Christmas. (I have ordered several copies for family members)
True to the biblical account, this superbly written novel provides an imaginative insight into the “days of Noah” (so many reflections of today’s society!) and into Noah’s family both before the rains came and when they finally had to close the door.
We see the heartaches of leaving behind friends and family who would not heed the message. The agonies of those left behind, hammering on the door which had to remain closed. The interaction of the eight souls on the Ark throughout a year of not knowing what was “beyond”; their faith, their failings, the family conflicts, their personal faith struggles, and so on. Totally absorbing!
I could say so much more, but let me just sum up by saying that I guarantee that anyone who ever needs to relate the story of the Ark or talk about its spiritual significance to children or to adults will have their presentation vitalised by reading this book. This book really brings you “on board”, living almost as a member of the family alongside those who experienced the wonder of God’s remarkable deliverance.