Peace Like A River

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J.E.B Spredemann once said, “Choices made, whether bad or good, follow you forever and affect everyone in their path one way or another.” This quote to me summarizes one of the main themes of the book, “Peace Like a River”, which is no matter if our decisions are good or bad, they always have consequences. We see this intertwined throughout the book in multiple scenes and characters. Characters such as Davy, Reuben, and Jeremiah can be seen faced with this realization in the book, but another important point with that theme is that God is always with us. When many troubles crossed the Land’s, they realized that God will be there, and they look to him in prayer and just truth he knows what is best. Throughout the story, in almost every single…show more content…
That is that God is always with us. This was a major theme throughout the entire book. Like I said before, when the Lands were presented with a lot of troubles and problems, their only answer sometimes was to just turn to the Lord in prayer. They sometimes did not understand why he led them to a certain way and path, but in the end, he was always right. Good example of this also in the book was when the family was able to still drive with little to no gasoline for four hours until it finally stops and dies, but ends up coming across Roxanne Cawley, who becomes a big part of their family. In the Bible, the book John on chapter thirteen, verse seven says, “You do not realize now what I am doing, but later you will understand.” Sometimes we have to experience things we don’t understand just so God can bring us to the place where he needs us to be. Never doubt the season he has you. It is not always good news either. In the book when the dad died, that was awful news. However, he never leaves them in times of tragedy and grief. This theme of God being ever so present was supposed to be directly targeted right at the reader so they too may believe that God is always with

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