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The Thief - The Living Water Series

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My God, my God, why have you abandoned me? 
Nissa is a Jewish woman with a sharp tongue and no hope of marriage. Abandoned by the God she once loved, her only recourse is to depend upon Mouse, the best thief in Jerusalem, to keep her blind brother, Cedron, fed and the landlord satisfied. 
Longinus is a Roman centurion haunted by death and failure and is desperate to escape the accursed Judean province. Accepting a wager that will get him away from the aggravating Jews and their threats of revolt, he sets out to catch the thieves harassing the marketplace. 
When a controversial teacher miraculously heals Cedron, Nissa hopes for freedom from her life of lies. But the supposed miracle brings only more misfortune, and Longinus, seeking to learn more about the mysterious healer, finds himself drawn instead to Nissa, whose secret will determine the course of both their futures. 
Cedron, Longinus, and Nissa are unexpectedly caught up in the arrest, trial, and crucifixion of Jesus. As danger closes in on them from every side, they must decide if the love and redemption Jesus offers is true or just another false promise. How can the so-called Messiah save them from their shackles, when he cannot even save himself?

Includes excerpt from the first book in The living water series: The well.



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In "The Well "Stephanie has written a biblical novel that tells about a little known woman's encounter with Jesus that will resonate with readers. I felt I was right there, struggling with Mara, aching with her in all her agonies and cheering for her to struggle through them. Stephanie Landsem is a writer to watch. --Lauraine Snelling, author of the Red River of the North series and Reunion

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"WOW! LOVE IT!!! I started reading on my way home from a conference and was so engrossed in the book I almost missed the flight! "The Thief "stole my heart and lifted my spirit. Masterfully told, this story of a Roman centurion and a Jewish girl explores familiar New Testament passages but plumbs new spiritual depths. A powerful message of faith and hope intersecting at the foot of the cross." --Mesu Andrews, author of "In a Broken Vessel"--Mesu Andrews, author of In a Broken Vessel

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"To read "The Thief" is to be completely transported to another time and place. Landsem's impeccably researched novel moves at breakneck speed toward a climax that doesn't disappoint." --Rebecca Kanner, author of "Sinners and the Sea"--Rebecca Kanner, author of Sinners and the Sea

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"Powerful and moving, Landsem grabs hold of the soul and never lets go. As compelling a portrait of mercy as I have ever read. Don't miss this one!" --Siri Mitchell, author of "The Messenger"--Siri Mitchell, author of The Messenger

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Stephanie Landsem breathes fresh life and understanding into the story of the woman at the well. Under her skilled pen, the characters, the setting, the history of ancient Samaria spring to life."The Well"is a debut to stir the soul. --Elizabeth Ludwig, author of No Safe Harbor

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It's a rare story that you can't put down. Even rarer is a story that compels you to set it aside, reflect, and pray before you can go any further. Stephanie Landsem takes a tale you think you know and leaves you breathless with unexpected discoveries. I found myself stunned by "The Well "and humbled and inspired by the faith journey of her characters. This is a masterpiece. --Regina Jennings, author of Love in the Balance and Sixty Acres and a Bride

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Stephanie Landsem breaks into historical Bbiblical fiction with an intriguing and compelling story. "The Well "is sure to win the hearts of readers, and Landsem is a welcomed new voice to the publishing world. --Rachel Hauck, bestselling, award-winning author of The Wedding Dress and Once Upon a Prince

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WOW! LOVE IT!!! I started reading on my way home from a conference and was so engrossed in the book I almost missed the flight! "The Thief" stole my heart and lifted my spirit. Masterfully told, this story of a Roman centurion and a Jewish girl explores familiar New Testament passages but plumbs new spiritual depths. A powerful message of faith and hope intersecting at the foot of the cross. --Mesu Andrews, author of In a Broken Vessel"

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You know the feeling you get looking at a mountain sunset, listening to sacred music while James Earl Jones reads the Sermon on the Mount? "The Thief" captures that emotion in an unforgettable story of desperation and beauty. --Regina Jennings, author of Caught in the Middle and Sixty Acres and a Bride"

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A compelling story and vivid characters immediately come off the page and into your heart as Stephanie Landsem brings ancient Jerusalem to life in her enthralling second novel, "The Thief". As you run through the streets with the little thief, Mouse, or dip in the Pool of Siloam with the secretive Nissa, a masterful tale full of adventure, heartbreak, and hope unfolds. A must-read for anyone who loves a good book they simply can t put down. --Laura Sobiech, author of Fly a Little Higher"

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Filled with memorable characters, "The Thief" is a tale of hopelessness turned to hope, of high stakes made higher, and ultimate love. What happens when a character at the lowest rung of society crosses paths with the most well-known figure in history? The story of "The Thief". I couldn't stop reading. --Tosca Lee, New York Times bestselling author of Iscariot"

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"Filled with memorable characters, "The Thief" is a tale of hopelessness turned to hope, of high stakes made higher, and ultimate love. What happens when a character at the lowest rung of society crosses paths with the most well-known figure in history? The story of The Thief. I couldn't stop reading." --Tosca Lee, "New York Times "bestselling author of "Iscariot"--Tosca Lee, New York Times bestselling author of Iscariot

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"You know the feeling you get looking at a mountain sunset, listening to sacred music while James Earl Jones reads the Sermon on the Mount? The Thief captures that emotion in an unforgettable story of desperation and beauty." --Regina Jennings, author of "Caught in the Middle" and "Sixty Acres and a Bride"--Regina Jennings, author of Caught in the Middle and Sixty Acres and a Bride

 


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