Monday, January 9, 2023

Introducing: The River of God's Presence by Jeannine Rodriguez-Everard


Book Details:

​Book Title:  The River of God's Presence by Jeannine Rodriguez-Everard
Category:  Adult Non-Fiction (18+),  316 pages
GenreChristian Spiritual Life
Publisher:  Images of Light Publishing, LLC
Release date:  October  2022
Content Rating:  This Christian book is rated G.
Book Description:

One night, Jesus caught Jeannine up in the most vivid dream of her life. In this dream, He flew her around the world and revealed how His presence is like the river of God. By contemplating the rivers in Scripture with Him, Jeannine began to understand what happens when we encounter His presence. From Genesis through Revelation, Jesus revealed to her how the rivers in Scripture can metaphorically depict what happens in God's presence and how Jesus invites us to commune with Him.

Regardless of your experience with God, this book will take you deeper and further in your spiritual life, and you will be more aware of His presence and all that is available to you within it. Studying the river of God will compel you to spend time with Him, where you will find the answers to all the "whats?" and the "whys?" and the "hows?" and the "what-ifs?" you've been asking. You will discover in His presence the best inspiration for life.

As you read The River of God's Presence, you will become more aware of His presence, and you will learn to live from the place of His presence. As this occurs, the beauty of His presence will flow out from your relationship with Him in such a way that it affects every aspect of your life!
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Meet the Author:

Jeannine Rodriguez-Everard is an author, teacher, and international speaker. She is gifted in understanding the supernatural and how God speaks to His children. Jeannine seeks to help people know God and how He uniquely created them to reflect His Light and love to the world. Through her understanding of the ways of God and the importance of communion with Him, Jeannine helps people encounter God personally, while understanding their ability to bring Heaven to Earth through friendship with Jesus. Jeannine and her husband, Ian, live in Idaho with their two beloved dogs, Jimmy & Johnny. Jeannine also enjoys connecting with God and others through art, singing, and storytelling.

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In 2007, I had a dream while sleeping. In my dream, Jesus came to me and flew me around what felt like all the rivers on the earth. I knew we were in different parts of the world because I could hear different languages in the distance and see different swatches of clothing. However, my focus the entire time were the rivers Jesus was showing me. At the end of our flight. Jesus spoke to me and said, “Jeannine there is a reason my presence is likened to the river of God. If you will study the rivers in Scripture, I will show you what happens in My presence.”
So, I went from Genesis to Revelation and studied everything that happens in, through, by, and over rivers. In 2009, I felt God nudging me to write a book about what I had studied. It took me a long time to finally answer the call to write. I’m so grateful I finally obeyed as I’ve been hearing from readers that it is drawing them into deep places with God.

At first, honestly, it was complete lack of confidence. I didn’t see myself as a writer. Then, it was the busyness of life and me allowing other things to take a higher priority. After that, when I finally did start to write, it felt like I was striving to make it good.
It wasn’t until two things happened that I finally hit a stride:
God answered my prayer in having an opening pop up with a writing coach I dearly wanted to work with. Though she didn’t know I wanted to work with her, one evening in December 2021, we were at a mutual friend’s home for dinner. She asked me how things were going with my book as I had taking a workshop from her. I answered, “Not good,” to which she responded by hitting both hands on the table and exclaiming, “This is the time. I’m going to help you. I’m going to be your coach, and this next year it will be published.”
This is amusing, but it’s true. You would think that the author of a book called, The River of God’s Presence, would know to write from the place of His presence. It took me until March 2022 to discover that. Once I realized I could write it with Him instead of just for Him, everything changed, and I found the flow of the Holy Spirit.

That was actually my writing coach’s idea. I kept telling her how I wanted the book to draw people into encounters with God. I felt like God was asking me to write a book that invited people to experience His presence, not just read about what His presence is like. I remember the day she texted me and asked what I thought of the idea. Immediately I knew it was a great idea. Incidentally, that is also why I end each invitation with a meditation to draw the reader into an opportunity to encounter God.

After I had the dream in 2007 that inspired the theme of the book, I went through Genesis to Revelation and looked at every reference made to rivers in the Bible. As I read, I spent time in prayer and meditation on the Scriptures. And the same way God speaks through dreams, visions, the Psalms, and parables in the Bible, He helped me to see in metaphor what He wanted to show me about His presence. Then, because each river passage is meant to be interpreted differently exegetically, it was important to me to do further research in the Bible to support what I sensed I was hearing from God. A friend of mine helped with that research. Between the two of us, we were able to find Bible stories that support each invitation.

I love the Word of God and believe in its power to transform people’s lives. I also believe in the power of testimony and story. Using testimony and story to highlight truths from the Bible, in my experience, helps people to relate to those truths and see the way God is working in their individual lives. By seeing the way God is working, they then get to learn more about His nature and grow in faith regarding how much He loves and cares for them. My sincere desire is for every personal story to point to His glory and goodness.

Enter the Giveaway:


My Review: 

The River of God's Presence is a fabulous book to read by author, Jeannine Rodriguez-Everard. She begins with telling of Jesus coming to her in a dream fifteen years ago. Which led on her on a quest to see more of God’s presence. The remainder of the book is broken down in to thirty three invitations. Each invitation includes quotes, scriptures, metaphors, Bible stories, personal stories and meditations. I enjoyed reading each of the invitations. They were thought provoking and inspiring to read. The invitations are only a few pages long which is great for those who have busy lives. This is one of those books that I will want to read again and again. It will most definitely be one that will be placed on my limited keeper shelf to have on hand at all times. I loved every single page of this book. 

I am giving The River of God's Presence a very well deserved five plus stars. I believe it would be a perfect fit for readers who are looking for more inspiration and like to read faith filled books and seeing the Spirit of God can do for them. I would love to read more books like this from the talented Jeannine Rodriguez-Everard in the future. This one is not to be missed and I highly recommend it. 

I received a paperback copy of The River of God's Presence from the publisher, but was not required to write a positive review. This review is one hundred percent my own honest opinion. 


  1. Thank you so much for this encouraging and thoughtful review. My sincere desire is for every reader to encounter God personally as they journey through this book. May He be glorified through it again and again!

  2. I am putting this on my list of must reads books! I would love to win the Teton honey, I love visiting the Tetons!

  3. I am Jeannine’s Very Proud Mother, Josie Rodriguez!

    Jeannine has focused on her spiritual life since she was a little girl. Her love for Jesus has been an inspiration to her family, friends and acquaintances.

    Her book, “The River of God’s Presence” is a wonderful reflection of how she lives her life: Hearing, Listening to, Living and Fulling Her Mission in Life According to God’s Divine Will!

    Many have been touched and influenced by her journey to a closer relationship with Our Heavenly Father. Her physical presence and verbal words displays a message of encouragement, kindness and love!

    May Our Heavenly Father continue to bless Jeannine and all she does in His Name. Amen.

  4. This sounds like a very interesting book, one I would enjoy and benefit from.