Many of us have a dream vacation that we talk about for years, but never actually do. In this novel, four college guys have been having pizza and football parties, and going on rafting expeditions for 15 years. They’ve been talking about the ultimate rafting trip for years, and finally arrange a white-water rafting expedition in an extremely remote part of Thailand.
The trip is a disaster from beginning to end. Nothing goes right, and the four-some ends up running for their lives. Each one of the guys is at a different place in their spiritual life, but each of them feels the presence of God as they go through this terrifying experience. The book contains just the right balance of action and thoughtful conversation, both with each other and with God.
“My pastor said later that I was confusing the will of God with the world of man… He said that every person makes choices in life, and every person is tested by this world, that the hand of God is there for those who know to reach for it.”
(Reprinted from July 1, 2014 blog post)