Advance Copy Giveaway: The Thief

The winner of the Advance Copy Giveaway of The Thief has been notified!
Check your inbox to see if you were the lucky winner.  If it wasn’t you, don’t despair, you’ll have another chance at a copy soon.
As promised, your first chance to win an advance copy of The Thief is here!

The Thief will release on February 25, 2014, but you can get it almost 3 months before its release date. And the way to get in the contest is simple.



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The winner of the Advance Copy Giveaway will be announced December 1st. If you don’t win, don’t despair. Subscribers will automatically be entered in the next advance copy giveaway.


The Thief:

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 mercy and forgiveness.



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4 Responses to “Advance Copy Giveaway: The Thief”

  1. Rachel | November 19, 2013 at 9:10 am #

    I can’t wait to get a copy of The Thief! The story sounds awesome and the cover of the book is beautiful!

  2. Maxie Anderson | November 20, 2013 at 2:10 am #

    I am already subscribed and hoping to win. I love these books made fiction about Bible stories. Thanks. Maxie mac262(at)me(dot)com

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