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Combining heart-wrenching emotion with edge-of-your-seat tension, New York Times bestselling author Charles Martin explores the true power of sacrificial love.

Murphy Shepherd has made a career of finding those no one else could—survivors of human trafficking. His life’s mission is helping others find freedom . . . but then the nightmare strikes too close to home.

When his new wife, her daughter, and two other teenage girls are stolen, Murphy is left questioning all he has thought to be true. With more dead ends than leads, he has no idea how to find his loved ones. After everything is stripped away, love is what remains.

Hope feels lost, but Murphy is willing to expend his last breath trying to bring them home.

Praise for The Letter Keeper:

“A man broken by events beyond his control accepts the challenge to walk dark ways in order to bring the lost and helpless home, but he comes close to losing himself in the process. Despite the hardship and heartache, Martin’s story shines with the light of eternal hope.” —Davis Bunn, writing for Christianity Today

“It is unequivocally, hands down, a remarkable read. It’s everything you want (and a whole lot more) from a sequel . . . Y’all better get ready. Like I said last time, clear your schedule. Then read this book . . . front to back. There will be more sweaty palms, fist pumps, tears, and laughter than the first one. I promise.” —Charlie Martin, Charles Martin’s son

  • Full-length novel
  • One of the Murphy Shepherd novels:
    • Book One: The Water Keeper
    • Book Two: The Letter Keeper
    • Book Three: Coming June 2022!
  • Includes discussion questions for book clubs
  • Also by Charles Martin: The Mountain Between Us, Send Down the Rain, Long Way Gone, When Crickets Cry

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Q & A with Charles Martin

In your own words, can you give us some background on this series?

When Jesus talks about “The Parable of the Lost Sheep,” he describes this picture where the sheep gets lost and the shepherd who is comfortable with the flock leaves the comfort of the 99 to find the one, because, for some reason, the needs of the one outweighed those of the 99. At great personal risk, he goes off to find the lost sheep. When he returns, he has a party to celebrate the recovery of one that was lost.

Like the shepherd of the parable, Murphy Shepherd is really good at finding people who are lost, and he has this innate ability to care little about himself and a lot about people he’s never met.

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Was it difficult to strike a balance between covering an issue as serious as human trafficking while also working to provide readers with the themes of hope that you’re so well known for?

It was hard because I know a lot more than I could write. If I wrote everything I know, you wouldn’t read it—I had to make it G-rated. I really had to walk that fine line where there was enough detail to let readers know this is the world we live in, but that the story didn’t linger on those traumatic details.

What do you hope readers take away from this series, and this book in particular?

That you are worth rescue. So many people I meet don’t believe they are worth rescue and that their sins disqualify them from being loved or rescued and they carry this false identity of shame and that’s contrary to the gospel. Everyone is worth rescue.

Publisher‏:‎Thomas Nelson (June 8, 2021)
Hardcover‏:‎320 pages
Item Weight‏:‎1.08 pounds
Dimensions‏:‎6.4 x 1.1 x 9.6 inches
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