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Jacob’s Well By Brenda Hall
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It is first century AD in Roman occupied Palestine. Leah, a Samaritan woman, and Daniel, her son, are the slaves of a violent and dissolute Roman aristocrat, who has taken Leah as his concubine.... More > After she and Daniel plot their escape a brutal murder is committed. The horrifying aftermath finds Leah rescued by a young farmer and taken to his home at Sychar. In this village, where she was born, and where her estranged mother, Ahava, still lives, she is now forced to confront the dark secrets of her childhood, and the complexities of guilt and innocence, love and betrayal. When she goes to draw water, at Jacob’s Well, she encounters a Jewish Rabbi from Galilee. Despite the religious and racial tensions existing between Jews and Samaritans, he engages her in a conversation that marks the beginning of a healing and redemption she had not thought possible.< Less