(Book review) Going Down to the River

Reviewed by: Clark Murray, a professional writing major at Taylor University



TitleGoing Down to the River

Author: Doug Seegers with Steve Eubanks

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

Publication Date: September 11, 2018


Length: 232 pages


A riveting account of living at the canyon and peaks of life, Seegers’s story of redemption through faith will impact all readers. Few homeless people climb to music superstardom after 15 years of living on the streets, yet Doug broke through that foreboding wall. A life tainted by addiction and abuse was changed after a one time encounter. A single recording session transformed a man’s life, allowing a most likely tragic tale to become a glorious one. Seegers dazzles as a first time author who clearly depicts the troublesome life he once lived, while teaching readers what, indeed, is the true definition of the term “starving artist.” Going Down to The River is one of the most heartwarming books I have had the pleasure of reading in the last few years. It’s gut honest, blatantly revealing, and truly insightful.


Rating (1 to 5)

5 stars

Suggested Audience

Readers age 17 and older

Christian Impact

The road to redemption is not easily traveled. But even when we turn away from the Lord, he welcomes us back into his arms with abounding love. His will for our lives will never be understood by our limited minds. Once we give it all to him, as Doug did, the Lord will provide his good plan.

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