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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (16,974 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Sheri Reynolds Narrator: Alyssa Bresnahan Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Novelist Sheri Reynolds weaves lyrical prose and folksy dialogue into her spellbinding tales. The Rapture of Canaan, a New York Times best-seller, is the moving story of a teenaged girl clashing with her harshly controlled world. Growing up in a closed religious community deep in the rural South, 15-year-old Ninah Huff painstakingly and obediently follows her church's many rules - she knows that public humiliation follows the smallest transgression. But lately she can't stop thinking about how handsome James is, even when she should be praying. Ashamed and confused, she hides her feelings. However, when the elders assign James as her prayer partner, she takes her first steps down a path away from the security and blind belief of her upbringing. With warmth and compassion, Sheri Reynolds embeds rich wisdom throughout this compelling novel. Narrator Alyssa Bresnahan skillfully brings out Ninah's joy, uncertainty, and despair as she searches for a truth that brings freedom.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Judie | 2/14/2014

    " um, i read it before it was labeled as part of "Oprah's Book Club" "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Aleah | 2/13/2014

    " A quick and easy read, although not nearly as good as I thought it would be. Lacked character development and events seemed unlikely to happen in real life. The author also uses a lot of wordy similes that just make me cringe. I did like the inner struggle of the main character to deal with her own ideals as opposed to those of the church (cult) she belonged to. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Mrs. | 2/12/2014

    " Ninah is a 15 year old member of a religious group her Grandfather has started called The Church of Fire and Brimstone and God's Almighty Baptizing Wind. They live as secluded from the outside world as they cad. The kids, however, do attend public schools. Most of the day, Ninah and her family spend in church or hard at work. They are awaiting the rapture, when God will come for the rightous and leave the sinful behind on a devastated world. Ninah and the other members of the group try their best to be faithful as they each struggle with their own demons. Ninah has strong feelings for her prayer partner, James, and although she punishes herself for these feelings(she walks with nettles in her shoes, wears barbed wire around her leg) she soon finds herself in his arms. The results that come about from their actions change the entire community. The book is beautifully written, and I was unable to put the book down-I read it in one sitting. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Rebecca | 1/28/2014

    " It was scandalous! I don't think it's one I'd ever need to read again but if you're looking for a fundamentalist Christian sect gone bad - this might be the book for you! "

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