Sunday, August 23, 2020

Two Rivers by Michael W. Henry

About the Book

Book:  Two Rivers
Author: Michael W. Henry
Genre:  Fiction
Release Date: April 10, 2020

In 1840 Pastor Allen Hartman leaves behind his white-steepled church in New York, and the woman he hopes to marry, to serve as a missionary to Indians in the Oregon Territory. On his epic westward journey, he is plunged into the dark end of spiritual warfare and vital intercession. His mettle is further tested when he’s asked to stay in a village of Arapaho already contending with a malevolent witch doctor—where Allen has to draw upon courage he didn’t know he possessed and discovers ministering to Indians is not at all what he imagined.

Arapaho medicine man Two Rivers knows one thing—the Great Spirit is sending White Falcon to help his people defeat the malicious spiritual forces determined to overpower the tribe. But even as White Falcon teams up with Two Rivers, Allen finds himself enslaved in a cave and in a heaven-meets-earth clash of faith with an evil sorcerer. With his life at stake and his new friends unable to help, will Spirit-led prayers of believers lead to a complete victory, or will something be left undone?

My Thoughts:
I was expecting a somewhat straightforward western with this book, but I got so much more.  It is a western I guess at it's core but it also had suspense, spiritual battles, celestial beings.  There is just a lot there to take in and this book will stick with me for quite a long time.
I truly enjoyed the author's writing style.  He has a way of saying something that can mean multiple things and you have to pay attention because there is a depth to most everything.  The actual story was really good, but the dept made it even better.
It is a 4/5 for me.

Thank you to the author/publisher for the review copy of this book.  I received this book in exchange for an honest review and the opinions stated above are 100% mine.

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About the  Author

Michael W. Henry’s ministry has spanned from serving as a missionary in Mexico, where he encountered intense spiritual warfare, to planting and pastoring churches in Washington state. A Christian counselor, Michael is certified through the American Association of Christian Counselors and offers spiritual-life coaching to believers searching for deep faith encounters with Jesus. Michael has long been fascinated by Native American spirituality and culture. He and his wife, also a certified counselor, live in Wenatchee, Washington, and enjoy hunting, hiking, canoeing, and other outdoor activities with their four adult children and two grandchildren.

More from Michael

Two Rivers is a story about courageous faith. I wrote it because as a missionary in Mexico, I had experienced spiritual encounters that I felt needed to be shared. A historical fiction seemed the perfect place to demonstrate the power of prayer and cross cultural respect in an authentic way.

Blog Stops

Texas Book-aholic, August 17
Joanne Markey, August 17
Rebecca Tews, August 21
Artistic Nobody, August 22 (Guest Review from Joni Truex)
Simple Harvest Reads, August 25 (Guest Review from Donna Cline)
Quiet Workings, August 26


To celebrate his tour, Michael is giving away the grand prize package of an eBook copy of Two Rivers, a $50 Amazon gift card, and a signed copy of the book!!
Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.


  1. This sounds like a great read and one of my kind of books.

  2. I appreciate getting to hear about your book. Thank you for sharing!

  3. This sounds like a cross between a Western and Frank Peretti.

  4. Wonderful review! Sounds like a must read. Thank you for sharing.

  5. Thanks for the review this sounds like a wonderful book that my family would enjoy.