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"A snappy read with a lot of gravitas..."  David Housholder, Life & Liberty Online Magazine

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A note from the author...
Rapture of the Deep is about little things, ordinary things.  It's about ordinary people and what makes them tick. It's about trials and heartaches and the way those unseen matters silently shape the lives in which they exist.  It's about how people look so in control, so together, but beneath that placid surface those same people are in complete free fall.  Not only have I spent a lifetime getting to know these people, but I am one of them, and so are you. 
The people in this book? They are you, they are me, and we are lost, all of us lost, all of us seeking a way back home.
So...I've set this in a story (hopefully a compelling story), introduced you to people you already know, and given you access to their lives, to who they really are, what they do, and why they do it. I can't wait for it's publication. Mostly though I can't wait to hear from you and what you think. I hope Rapture of the Deep connects. I hope it touches you.
d.a.g.
April 2014

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  • File Size: 471 KB
  • Print Length: 224 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: IndianGrass Books (April 10, 2014)
  • Publication Date: April 10, 2014
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00JMHU06Q
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #859,158 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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David Grindberg is a writer, college instructor, husband, father, grandfather, pheasant hunter, scuba diver, and now a novelist. Rapture of the Deep, his first major work, is contemporary fiction and is published by IndianGrass Books. A native Iowan, Dave and his wife, Jill, are the parents of four children and call Fort Dodge, Iowa their home.

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By svenjo on June 18, 2014
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Sometimes lost in today's literary canon is the ability to write conversationally, as if the words are being spoken to you by the narrator. You know how you can readily tell when someone is giving a speech that they have never read out loud before, so it just sounds sterile and insincere? So too with so many novels.

Grindberg's writing is obviously a product of his years of practiced oratory from the pulpit: lyrical, succinct, and full of colorful language that narrates a story that is neither condescending nor rigid. Characters are immediately relatable, believable, and captivating, and Grindberg uses these sketches as the framework for his narrative, weaving and connecting these people together into a gripping story.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Harbor Gal on April 16, 2014
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The book opens with a wife being told of the disappearance and probable death of her husband. From that moment on, virtually no one is who he or she seems to be. Told as a flashback, the author skillfully tells a story of the previous 18 months filled with crime, deception, disloyalty, and crumbling relationships. The writing flows seamlessly in a literary, poetic tone using many metaphors for expressing depth of meaning. Water, fire, light and darkness are all used interestingly throughout the book.

I enjoyed this book very much and will recommend it to my book club.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By jojuno on June 16, 2014
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It isn't a "lite" book by any means. I really became involved with all of the characters and actually liked and could understand their feelings and I guess could empathize with them all. All in all, it's a very moving book. I have to add that I was reluctant at first because the author is a pastor but was happy there wasn't any preaching. I immediately delete a book if it has that type of content. For that, I go to church. Anyway, thank you for a great book and wish I was just beginning to read it so I could enjoy it again. Please write another one. Thanks
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Cyndybindi on July 23, 2014
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I almost skipped over this book when I saw that the author was a pastor, plus the word "rapture" in the title, I put one and one together and came up with - nada, lol! Forgive me my prejudgment; this was one of the best literary fiction reads I've come across in Kindle ebooks. Very engrossing and down to earth story, so carefully thought-out and written, hard to believe it's a first novel and do hope to see a second from the Rev. Mr. Greenberg!
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Papillon on May 31, 2014
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Grindberg's first novel is a gripping, suspense-filled tale of the intricacies of life struggles as we find ourselves in many levels of relationship. The oceanic depths of the descending scuba divers mirror the descent into the unclarity of our own souls in concert with the souls of the characters he portrays. Our gift of incarnation easily becomes mired in unclarity, our urge to evolve is fraught with dangers, misunderstandings and grief. Our battleground is hidden beneath a seemingly calm exterior. This book is an intriguingly well-written exploration of the psyche that leaves the reader anticipating a sequel.

I'm awaiting my next beach-read, Dave. Keep writing while your pen is hot! :)
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By didi on May 13, 2014
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I couldn't put this book down! The story line was riveting, and it was easy to relate to the characters. The writing was very good, and I hope the author will write more books in the future! I would definitely rate Rapture of the Deep as one of the best books I've ever read!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By tomhipps on August 13, 2014
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I didn't read this book... I absorbed it. I put on my literary diving gear and sank deep down into it. Having been initially (and happily) surprised at what an engaging read it was right from the outset (after all, it's a first-time author I just happened to meet at a book signing, and bought the book more to show support than because of any definitive interest in it) I began enjoying it so much that I decided I would slow down and take my sweet time with it, reading and re-reading passages, marveling at the author's intelligent, insightful human condition commentary and spot-on metaphors (more than once I thought, "Yes... that's exactly what that's like") and wonderfully developed characters--some of them likable, some not so much--all flawed souls I could relate to in one way or another. I began to care about them and about what happened to them; now, having been a couple of weeks since I finished the book, I want to know how they're doing, what has happened since, how they're getting along! My sincere wish is that this book is read by many, many people... it richly deserves whatever attention it receives, and then some. I anxiously await the author's next work.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Historken on April 15, 2014
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This is an engrossing novel. I read it in two days as I was caught up in the interplay of rich characters and a rapidly developing plot line. David Grindberg writes with poetic lyricism at times and succinct power in dialogue. It is a dark novel replete with pathos, suspense and sensitivity. I found it irresistible as the dilemmas confronting the characters raise many questions about how fate and happenstance can steer a person's trajectory in unforeseen directions. With each character one feels an empathy that is at odds with their partners in this allegory couched in the language of scuba divers but common to human experience. The troubled relationships and financial morass one is caught up in culminate in a diving experience that brings resolution for many of the characters.

If you like novels that flow seamlessly and challenge your imagination, you will relish "Rapture of the Deep: A Novel" as I did. This is a sophisticated novel that might escape appreciation by some, but it is a novel that moves quickly with a confident and flowing narrative and a poignant culmination.
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