Faith In Leif Enger's Peace Like A River

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Ever heard the saying, "God works in mysterious ways"? Well, this expression certainly holds true in Leif Enger's Peace Like a River. One of the more significant characters in the book, Jeremiah Land, is a righteous man who is deeply rooted in his faith. Throughout the duration of the novel, he performs several miracles. His daughter, Swede, states, "People fear miracles because they fear being changed - though ignoring them will change you also" (Enger 3). Many believe that this quote is a foreshadowing of the many miracles that will come later on in the story. One of the most memorable is when Jeremiah is deep in prayer and begins to levitate. His son Reuben, wondering where his father went, walks outside and witnesses this wondrous sight.

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