The Thief by Stephanie Landsem from Litfuse and Kindle Fire Giveaway

The Thief

by Stephanie Landsem

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A Roman centurion longing for peace and a Jewish woman hiding a deadly secret witness a miracle that transforms their lives and leads them to the foot of the cross.

Longinus is a Roman centurion haunted by death and failure. Desperate to escape the accursed Judean province, he accepts a wager. If he can catch the thieves harassing the marketplace before Passover, he’ll earn a transfer away from the troublemaking Jews.

Nissa is a Jewish woman with a sharp tongue and no hope of marriage. Only with the help of Mouse, the best thief in Jerusalem, can she keep her blind brother, Cedron, fed and a roof over their heads.

When a controversial teacher miraculously heals Cedron, Longinus longs to learn more about the mysterious healer. Instead, his journey leads him to Nissa, whose secret will determine the course of both their futures.

Unexpectedly caught up in the arrest, trial, and crucifixion of Jesus, they wonder who this teacher is who heals others but does nothing to save himself. Is the mercy he offers in his teachings real, or just another false promise? Can Nissa and Longinus overcome their pasts to find a future free of their shackles?

The Thief is an evocative story of two people trapped in their circumstances and the life-changing power of forgiveness and love.

Purchase a copy and learn more at Stephanie’s website.

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MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

This is an awesome and interesting book to read. It takes us to the hill called Golgotha, and the thieves crucified with Jesus. It tells of the life of Jesus just before He was beaten and nailed to the cross, and through the resurrection. It almost impossible to read this book and not wonder what you would have done, had you been there. And this story, even though it is fiction, does a really good job of describing how it could have been for those who were there. I always enjoy and appreciate reading a good Biblical fiction because it causes me to start wondering what it would have been like during the era, and gives me a better understand of the Scriptures. And in The Thief, it is the Scriptures talking about the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus, our Redeemer.

This is an awesome book for anyone to read, and what better time to read it than during the Easter holiday and the time we celebrate Jesus’ Resurrection from the grave.  I received this book from the publisher Thomas Nelson and Litfuse Publishing Group to read and review.  I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 55

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Stephanie Landsem

Stephanie Landsem loves adventure in far-off times and places. In real life, she’s explored ancient ruins, medieval castles, and majestic cathedrals around the world. Stephanie is equally happy at home in Minnesota with her husband, four children, and three fat cats.  When she’s not writing, she’s feeding the ravenous horde, avoiding housework, and dreaming about her next adventure—whether it be in person or on the page.

 

AND NOW FOR THE GIVEAWAY

thiefbloggerbuttonDon’t miss Stephanie Landsem‘s outstanding sophomore effort, The Thief.

Best-selling author Tosca Lee had this to say of the book: 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.

Stephanie is hosting a Kindle Fire HDX and book giveaway at her website.

CLICK THE BUTTON to find out more and enter to win.



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