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The Rain Paperback – June 5, 2013
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From the Author
We won an award and received 5 star reviews for the original release of The Rain. We are celebrating the success of The Rain with a new cover and an update which includes some of the reviews we received. We are thanking those who purchased the original version by offering the ebook version free, June 7, 2013 through June 11, 2013.
We are launching the sequel to The Rain on June 12th which is called, The Tower. We pick up the story of Noah and his family, cover the incident where Noah got drunk and the building of the tower of Babel. We hope you enjoy The Tower as much as you did The Rain.
About the Author
Chris Skates is a novelist who, in addition to co-authoring The Tower and The Rain, has released the political thriller, Going Green, which has been compared by one critic to Grisham and Clancy. Chris has published multiple short stories in national magazines and writes a weekly column for Patriot Update.com. He speaks and teaches on both biblical and scientific topics. He is married with two children. Chris enjoys hiking, hunting, and mountain biking. Dan Tankersley has developed more than one thousand discipleship training classes that he uses to teach biblical topics. His strong interest in and decades-long research of the first eleven chapters of Genesis led to the development of the award winning The Rain and The Tower. He has a technical degree in data processing. Dan and his wife of more than thirty-five years, Judy, have three children, ten grandchildren an one great-grandchild.
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Top Customer Reviews
This incredible book, which will keep you glued to your seat, will take you into the personalities of these 8 individuals as they escaped a sin laden society and found their home in the ark for 371 days. From start to finish God's providential hand of protection and provision was there-a testament that when God calls you to do something He provides and equips along the way. The memories of the past will sting each character in a private way including mourning those that died in sin.
The journey on the ark will test them to the core, reveal their character and fears fully, but, ironically at the same time, merge them closer than ever. From Noah's plea to the community all the way through God's successive directives to Noah in the ark and then finally out, it's a story that will solidify your faith and make you want to fully obey the Lord despite seemingly contradictory circumstances.
This novel is a purposeful one, and more than that of entertaining reading;rather, it is one that captures the events of the time and tries to draw out events that really could have happened that was not included in the Bible. Allow authors Chris Skates and Dan Tankersley to stretch your imagination while the wonders of almighty God keep you in awe. This will be among the finest books you will read and too agree that it is well deserving of a 5 star rating.
We huddled together around the table, terrified of what was to come. Though we had been warned, the reality of what was happening was almost more than we could bear. We violently pressed our hands to our ears to block the sounds from those outside, but we could not keep from hearing their screams. The sound of fingernails clawing desperately at the sides of the ark went through us like a knife blade.
When I was a child and sat at my daddy's knee, he would read me wonderous stories of Noah, David and Goliath and the life of Jesus. When, in my childishness, I would ask him questions about the flood, or the giant or the man who walked on water, he would, in his vast imagination, answer all.
This book of Noah and his sons took me back to that innocent time. My dad could have been telling this story. I enjoyed the imaginary and what seemed the impossible. Noah and his sons became people who were real. They hurt, they cried, they feared. They were brought to life in this book as they haven't been before. I would recommend this for all ages for I was a child when the stories were read to me.The Rain
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