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Rapture of Canaan, the (1996) [Novel]
by Sheri Reynolds Rating: Weighted - 7.5 / Average - 7.5 of 10 (2 votes) (Rate!)
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Summary (From the publisher):

At the Church of Fire and Brimstone and God's Almighty Baptizing Wind, Grandpa Herman makes the rules for everyone, and everyone obeys, or else. But even in this isolated community where it seems nearly everything is forbidden, temptation occasionally touches the congregation...and for Ninah, temptation comes in the form of her prayer partner, James. Ninah is determined not to sin with James--so determined that she's willing to fill her shoes with shells to keep her mind on Jesus' pain. Nevertheless, she soon finds herself pregnant. She fears the wrath of Grandpa Herman, the church members, and God Himself. But the events that follow show Ninah that God's ways are more mysterious than even Grandpa Herman can understand...

Original title: The Rapture of Canaan
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionReligiousChristianityChristian Life And Faith

Edition #1: Rapture of Canaan, the

Rapture of Canaan, the (1996)
Edition Details:

Language: English

  • "Folksy lyricism...a colorful supporting cast...a fresh story. As they say in church, 'Hallelujah.'" Los Angeles Times Book Review
  • "Powerful." Atlanta Journal & Constitution
  • "The story compels...Reynolds has an imagination that takes the reader into what feels like the world of a teen-age girl trying to make her peace with the world and with God." Richmond Style Weekly
  • "The newest and most exciting voice to emerge in contemporary Southern fiction." San Francisco Bay Guardian
  • "Ms. Reynold's poetic gifts are uncommonly powerful. In The Rapture of Canaan, she tells a truly rapturous love story and presents two unforgettable characters: the teenage heroine and her skeptical but stalwart grandmother, from whom she learns about the acceptance of loss, the pragmatism that mus underlie any abiding love, and the place in every heart where God resides, waiting to reveal himself." The New York Times Book Review
  • "A worthy sucessor [to Reynold's debut]...gracefully written." The Virginian-Pilot
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Rapture of Canaan, the (1996)

ISBN: 0425162443

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