Reluctant Burglar


Jill Elizabeth Nelson wrote a series entitled To Catch a Thief. Book One is the Reluctant Burglar which centers on the art theft world described by the FBI as “a looming criminal enterprise.” Thus, the imagination of Nelson got busy and wrote a very surprising fictional tale involving a daughter, her father, and a Special Agent.

Desi had never been claustrophobic, but the walls of the stark white interrogation cubicle closed in more each second. Her lungs expanded and contracted, but oxygen didn’t seem to reach her arms and legs. A creeping numbness had taken over her fingers and toes. . .A noise at the door brought her heart into her throat. Here goes!

Having grown up with a man who was described by the community as full of integrity and honor, Desiree was left with strange feelings about what was really true. It was up to her to make things right. But how without implicating herself in the process? Nelson understandably asks, “Is it ever appropriate to break the law to protect people?”

This book brings up many questions in the readers’ minds. It challenges our thinking on issues of honesty, truth, personal limitations, and faithful friends who convict us. In the end, it’s all about obedience to God.

“There is no easy way out, Steve.” Tony stroked Desi’s hand. “We take our sins with us unless we grab God’s offer of a pardon. I got that through my thick head while I lay in a hospital bed shot up like you.”

Don’t miss the beginning of the series. It will continue with Book Two, Reluctant Runaway.

Solid Rock Christian Fellowship, Prescott, AZ


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