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Water Walker by Ted Dekker
Publication Date: March 18, 2014
My name is Alice Ringwald, but the man who kidnapped me says that’s a lie. 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 one day at a time with the loving couple that recently 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.
“My name is Alice Ringwald, but the man who kidnapped me says that’s a lie.” What the heck?? A lie? Kidnapped? There are so many words in this blurb alone that spark my interest I don’t even know where to start. Oh, I know.. “frantic FBI manhunt.” I have only ever read one other Ted Dekker book, (Outlaw) and I REALLY liked it, so when I saw this little ditty in my book catalogue a big fat grin burst across my face. I am a big fan of modern day parables (hello…I’m the person that looks for life lessons in EVERY book remember?) so Water Walker sounds like a novel that will ignite all of my literary fires. Also, he’s from Austin. How can I not support a fellow Texan? We’re practically related! Anywho…THIS is what I am waiting for.
What are YOU waiting for?