The Thief

The Thief: A Novel (The Living Water Series)The Thief
By Stephanie Landsem
Howard
Retail Price $14.99
Amazon Price: $11.46

Book Description: 

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?

Review

The author tells the story in such a way that you feel as though your right there in ancient Jerusalem at the time of Christ.  As you read, your emotions will run the gamut as you see and feel all that is happening from the characters’  point of view as they come face to face with Jesus and get caught up in His trial and crucifixion.  After they have nailed His feet & hands to the cross you will ask yourself how could He love us so much & willing suffer all that He suffered for someone as undeserving as I. This is a book that will make you feel the love of God!.

~Reviewed by Dave H.

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