Thursday, August 14, 2014

Wherever the River Runs {Review and Giveaway}

I had been hoping for a good book to read this summer, and thanks to the folks at FlyBy Promotions, I was able to read and review Kelly Minter's new book, Wherever the River Runs

About the book:

In Wherever the River Runs, Kelly Minter invites us on a journey down a river teeming with piranhas and caimans, as well as machete-wielding mothers, heroic jungle pastors, faith-filled children, and miracles too seldom experienced in our part of the world. Kelly's honest and engaging narrative pulls back the curtain on one of the most captivating places on earth as well as on parts of the gospel we may be able to recite but have never fully believed.

On this beautiful adventure through the jungles of Brazil and the tangles of the soul, Kelly rediscovers Jesus among a forgotten people living well beyond the corners of her previously defined faith--a people who draw her back to their country, their pain, and their hope in Him, again and again.

My thoughts:

As I have mentioned in past book reviews, I absolutely love reading people's stories, especially those that include God's power and miracles. I think we can all learn from each other and be drawn to Jesus and His Kingdom in new or fresh ways by hearing and reading what others have experienced, how He's worked in their lives and the impact those experiences have had on that person, as well as the ripple-effects. This story is just that. 

If you're not familiar with Kelly, she is a Christian singer-songwriter and Bible author-teacher. She has authored quite a few books, but until this opportunity, I had only come across her name, and had not yet read any of her work. Through her record label and a man named John Paculabo, Kelly was introduced to a ministry to the Amazon and its people. And that ministry became near and dear to her as she took many trips down the Amazon River and its tributaries. Kelly not only met beautiful people who had a great impact on her life, she was also able to transfer some of the things she learned in Brazil back to her life in Nashville and new ministry the Father had for her there, as well.

I enjoyed Kelly's style of writing, as well as learning about a new place and people and her life-transforming experiences with them. I recommend Wherever the River Runs! Go here to purchase it now: 

As long as it is day, we must do the works of him who sent me. 
John 9:4

You can connect with Kelly at

And now for the giveaway details!


This giveaway has ended and our winner, chosen by, #7!
Congratulations, Theresa you won!!! I will contact you to get your mailing address. Thank you to all who entered. 

And if you haven't seen it, I have another giveaway going on now. Click HERE.

Leave a comment telling me if you've ever read any of Kelly's books and if so, which one/s and please leave your email address so that I have a way of contacting you if you are the winnerGiveaway is open to anyone in the US or CAN, 18 years or older. Giveaway ends August 28, 2014 at 11:59pm ET. Winner chosen by

"Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”): Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.
 Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.”
Blessings and love. xo

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  1. I have never read a book by Kelly Minter but several friends have done the Nehemiah study and loved it. So based on their experiences I've wanted to read one of her books. lexihenegar (at) gmail (dot) com

  2. ohh I've never read one of her books but I just finished a great book (Let's All Be Brave, that was recommended by the She Reads Truth community) and I loved it! Now I need something new to read :)

    iheartveggiesblog (at) gmail (dot) com

  3. I haven't, but I'd love to try this one. Thanks!
    Laurasu82 at

  4. This looks great! I haven't read any of her books and haven't found a good Christian book in a while, so I love this post!

  5. This would be a perfect gift for my reading-lovin' Mom. Thanks for the great recommendation!

  6. I've never ready any of these books but would love to when I had time!


  7. Oh I loved this book! I reviewed it myself a couple of weeks ago and it was amazing. She has a great story and she's a wonderful writer!

    Thank you for linking this up with the SHINE Blog Hop this week!

  8. I've never read any of her books, but would love to win this one! joy_e_clark (at) yahoo (dot) com