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Monday, March 10, 2014

Water Walker by Ted Dekker

Thirteen year old orphan Alice Ringwald has no memory beyond six months ago. The only life she knows is the new one she's creating, with the loving couple that adopted her and gave her new hope. That hope, however, is shattered one night when she is abducted by a strange man. In a frantic FBI manhunt, he vanishes. So begins Water Walker, a modern day parable that examines the staggering power of forgiveness and reminds us that it's possible to live free of the hurt that keeps our souls in chains.

Most of the story is the kidnapping and descriptions of Kathryn’s bizarre religion. Alice was just settling into her new life with her foster parents when a stranger, Wyatt, comes to their door and announces he’s her father. With only six months of memories and limited life experience, Alice offers little resistance when Wyatt kidnaps her and takes her to her birth mother who lives on a compound stringently controlled by Zeke in the middle of a Louisiana swamp. Alice becomes the centerpiece of their religion, spending numerous hours in ritual cleansings and surrounded by a multitude of rules.

This story is part of a series but can stand alone and be enjoyed; the main theme is that of forgiveness, a story of love, discovery, and secrets yet to be told with lots of twists. If you are a fan of Dekker you will enjoy this book.

I received copy of EBook from Net Galley, FirstLook program from Worthy Publishing for my review.

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