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    Chris Skates(Author)

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Noah was in shock. It had been nearly one hundred twenty years since God told him this flood would come. Now that it was here, he couldn't bear it. Noah understood quite well what was taking place outside and why God had determined it had to be that way. Still, the reality was agonizing. Why, oh why, did they not listen? Noah thought. He shed no tears. He had cried so much and so often in these recent days that his body could produce no more. He continued to stare into his lap. Noah wished the screams outside were not real. He wished to awaken from this nightmare. But he could only endure it. As the rain pounded the roof and the people outside suffered, minutes were like hours. Familiar voices were begging him to open the door. Noah knotted his fists into his cloak and tried to hold on. Chris Skates, who wrote Christian-themed one-act plays and short stories in college, rediscovered his love of writing in his late thirties. He has had five short stories published nationally and has published several technical articles. Chris, a chemist, also has taught adult Bible study classes for eight years. He and his wife, Tracy, have two children. Dan Tankersley has developed more than three hundred discipleship training classes that he uses to teach Biblical topics. His strong interest in and decade-long research of the first eleven chapters of Genesis led to the development of this novel. He has a technical degree in data processing. Dan and his wife of more than thirty years, Judy, have three children and seven grandchildren. Chris and Dan can be contacted at [email protected]

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  • PDF | 272 pages
  • Chris Skates(Author)
  • Xulon Press (September 25, 2007)
  • English
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  • Christian Books & Bibles

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  • By Debora Lynn on August 16, 2011

    Here are Noah, his wife, his three sons and three daughters-in-law and a tale of what may have happened based upon Biblical facts that are known and reasonable speculation of facts that are unknown, woven together into a fictionalized account of a real event. Its one of those books that is just impossible to put down once you get started. Really gets you thinking about what it may of been like for a man to built a huge vessel large enough to house at least 2 of each animal kind that would repopulate the earth after the earth is reformed by massive earthquakes and huge volumes of water. What was in his mind as he watched everything he ever knew disappear under the waves? How did he feel as he stepped off the ark into a strange new world? This is one of the best books I have ever read and I heartily recommend it to everyone. Also, look for the sequel The Tower, about the tower of Babel.

  • By E. Lewis on December 16, 2009

    Like most of us, I grew up with the Precious Moments image of Noah's Ark. This book helped me to look, for the first time, at what it might really have been like on the ark. How would it feel to hear your loved ones crying to get on after God shut the door? And what made those 8 survivors any different from those who perished? The book is based on Biblical fact, woven into a very entertaining book of "what if". If you enjoyed the Left Behind series, I highly recommend this one.

  • By Michael N. Jenkins on November 5, 2007

    Dan and Chris have taken a good story and made it come alive. The dialogue, the struggles, and the imagery make this book difficult to put down. I felt like I was living the events. I felt excitement, pain, remorse, and longing from the very first chapter. I was pleasantly surprised at some of the outcomes.Some of the character's struggles really struck a nerve. I can relate to their thoughts, mistakes, and accomplishments. Reading this book will make me a better person.

  • By snood man on August 23, 2009

    This is a fast paced Biblical Fiction of Noah and the Ark. Jesus is our Savior and the Ark was theirs. Excellent book I recommend it highly. Praise God and thank you Dan and Chris for all the prayers, hard work, and careful writing you did in this book. God Bless you,the images of this book I will keep forever.Don

  • By Gibble Fish on May 3, 2013

    This is the authors retelling of Noah's Flood. This was a real event found in Genesis chapters 6-9. Although the Bible doesn't go into every detail, the authors took a Biblically-based liberty to describe the trials and tribulations Noah and his family went through as they constructed the ark, and then the problems and drudgery of living on the ark for over a year. It also gives an idea of the utter depravity the world had seen, just as God said he was "grieved" over making man because of how sinful he had become.The story flowed very well and I wanted to know what would happen next. It is a page turner and I recommend buying it. I look forward to The Tower coming out next!!!

  • By A. Woodruff on January 10, 2008

    While reading this book, I realized that I had always taken the story of Noah and the ark for granted. I always believed it happened the way the Bible said, but I never stopped to think about Noah and his family as real people with real thoughts, emotions, personalities, and flaws. I must admit I probably never had the imagination to think in those terms. The Rain put the great flood story I had heard all my life into a new perspective for me. It also makes you take a step back and examine your own Christian life. It only takes the prologue to get you hooked. The dialogue, imagery, and content are just how they should be. I enjoyed reading the authors' comments at the end of the book. I read these first and became even more excited to read this novel. I read it in only two sittings, and I ordered several copies of The Rain to give as gifts. I can't wait for Chris and Dan to write another novel!

  • By anonymous on October 21, 2007

    This is the first nearly 300 page novel I have read in only 2 days. Not just because it flowed well, but simply because I could not put it down. Don't let the familiarity of the story of Noah's Ark keep you from purchasing this book. This book tells the story like no other. The author never deviates from bibilical truth, but creatively tells a story of the challenges, drama, and humor that COULD have occured on the ark. Even if you would not typically purchase a biblically based book, you are in for a real treat. You will never feel you are being "preached" to, but only that you are stepping into the life of a man who, though just as human-minded as any man, chose to obey God no matter what the cirumstance. And if you frequently enjoy reading biblically based books, this one will provide you with a wonderful reminder of the power in knowing God's love and sensing His protection. The Rain truly IS refreshing!!!

  • By Book Lover on October 19, 2007

    I just finished reading "The Rain" and I must say it was a very pleasant surprise. Originally I was intrigued that someone would try and build a novel on the Noah's ark bible story but even after I got my copy, I didn't see how it could be very compelling. Well I was wrong. This is a page turner!! Obviously I knew the outcome of the story but the authors managed to keep me engaged and engrossed throughout. I really didn't sense a lull throughout the novel. It is an easy read but not too light. There are plenty of passages that make you stop and think. I don't normally read Christian books but I recommend this one strictly for the entertainment value. I am ordering 3 more copies to give as gifts.


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