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Kelly Minter’s “JUNGLE ADVENTURE WHEREVER THE RIVER RUNS” Is Endorsed By Beth Moore, Ann Voskamp, Jen Hatmaker, Stuart Townend, Melanie Shankle And More

Bestselling author, popular speaker and recording artist Kelly Minter releases Wherever The River Runs: How A Forgotten People Renewed My Hope In The Gospel, August 1 from David C. Cook. Already receiving endorsements for the book from such acclaimed authors and artists as Beth Moore, Ann Voskamp, Jen Hatmaker, Stuart Townend, Melanie Shankle and more, Minter tells her real life adventure from Nashville’s stages to the Amazon jungle where machete wielding mothers, heroic jungle pastors, faith-filled children and miracles too little experienced in the Northern Hemisphere transformed her faith. (See a compelling video trailer for the book at or

For those who pre-order the book early through, Minter is offering special gifts, such as free access to the new interactive digital version of image009 (1)her book, The Fitting Room, the song “My Portion” from her album Loss, Love and Legacy, her Brazilian brownie recipe and, for the first 100 preorders, a Lifeway Women Audio Devotional with teaching from Beth Moore, Priscilla Shirer and others.

Here is what Moore and others are saying about Wherever the River Runs:

“Kelly Minter writes the way a portrait artist paints. In Wherever the River Runs, faces come alive with color, texture, and depth and eyes glisten, widen and squint. Through Kelly’s pen, pages animate with distinct personalities. Voices find soundtracks, and names are never detached from the warm-blooded people they represent. We know God’s presence is on that river because we, too, can see Him there on the pages.”
- Beth Moore, Living Proof Ministries

“I read everything Kelly Minter writes because she knows and walks with Jesus in a way that is not only exceedingly rare and authentic—but profoundly Scriptural and deeply inspirational. Wherever the River Runs will inspire you not to settle for anything less than taking leaps of faith.”
- Ann Voskamp, author of the New York Times bestseller One Thousand Gifts

“The best thing I can say about Wherever the River Runs is that I closed the last page, bowed my head, and said, ‘God, send me too.’ The second best thing I can say is that I handed my underlined, highlighted copy to my 14-year-old daughter and said, ‘These are my dreams for you.’ Thank you, Kelly, for your courage, leadership and faithfulness. You are a true sister. Thank you for lending your strength to our generation.”
- Jen Hatmaker, blogger / speaker / author

“The gospel is bearing fruit all over the world—from the biggest cosmopolitan cities to the most remote jungle villages. Kelly’s account of the love of God at work among the economically deprived and socially overlooked communities of the Amazon is at once moving, challenging and inspiring. Read this book, and allow God to expand your vision of the life-changing power of the gospel of Christ in the world today.”
- Stuart Townend, musician, worship leader and songwriter of “In Christ Alone”

“Nobody can weave words together to tell stories the way Kelly can. She is warm, witty, and inspiring all at the same time. As you read Wherever the River Runs, you’ll find yourself nodding your head, underlining your favorite passages, and falling in love all over again with a God who takes us on amazing adventures and uses us in ways we never could have imagined.”
- Melanie Shankle, New York Times bestselling author of Sparkly Green Earrings and The Antelope in the Living Room

“With vibrant imagery and a disarming vulnerability, Kelly Minter draws you into her heart to meet the people and the God who have expanded its borders beyond her imagination. You will find your own heart beating with conviction and a longing for the fullness of life found when we are willing to lose it.”
- Lauren Chandler, worship leader and songwriter

“This book is amazing! You can truly feel the love and Presence of Jesus on every page. Kelly’s heart for the forgotten people of the world shines through, and God’s Spirit will compel you to be involved. Kelly not only talks about ministry, she lives it. I am so thankful for my friend, and this is a must-read for anyone who follows Jesus!”
- Jeff Simmons, pastor of Rolling Hills Community and president of Justice and Mercy International

Minter’s honest and engaging narrative pulls back the curtain on parts of the gospel we may be able to recite, but have never fully believed. For anyone feeling complacent in their American Christianity, Minter’s story is a life-changing reminder that wherever you live, whatever your calling, the gospel is alive, powerful and always enough.

About Kelly Minter:
Nashville-based Kelly Minter is an acclaimed author, Bible teacher, worship leader and musician. Her bestselling Bible studies include Nehemiah: A Heart That Can Break and Ruth: Loss, Love & Legacy, and her books include No Other Gods and The Fitting Room. In addition to her own recordings as a musician, her songs have been recorded by Point of Grace, Joy Williams, Sonicflood, Sandi Patty and more. She also speaks to women around the world and partners with Justice and Mercy Amazon, an organization that serves in the Amazon jungle.

About David C Cook:
David C Cook is a leading nonprofit resource provider serving the global Church with life-transforming, Christ-centered materials. Headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado, with offices in Illinois, Canada and the United Kingdom, David C Cook’s resources are published in over 150 languages and distributed in more than 160 countries. Originally founded in 1875 as a curriculum publisher, today David C Cook publishes numerous bestselling fiction and non-fiction books from a variety of award-winning authors. It is also a leading provider of worship music through its Integrity Music label, which produces over one-third of the top 100 praise and worship songs sung around the world. Additional information can be found at

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