Living Water (Hardcover)

By Obery Hendricks

HarperOne, 9780060000875, 384pp.

Publication Date: February 4, 2003

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (1/6/2004)

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Sprung from the pages of The New Testament, Living Water is a gripping and lyrical portrayal of a young women's search for identity set against the strict social confines of the time. This extraordinary first novel brings to life one of the most mysterious and intriguing characters in the Bible -- the woman at the well.

About the Author

A former Wall Street investment executive, professional musician, and competitive martial artist, Obery Hendricks is the immediate past president of Payne Theological Seminary, the oldest African American seminary in the United States. He is currently a Visiting Scholar at Princeton Theological Seminary, and a Professor of Biblical Studies at New York Theological Seminary. This is his first novel.

Praise For Living Water

“It is hard to believe that this is Hendricks’ first trip to the literary well.”
— Michael Eric Dyson, author of Making Malcolm: The Myth and Meaning of Malcolm X, Race Rules : Navigating the Color Line, and the forthcoming Why I Love Black Women

“Living Water is an exemplary novel for our times. Don’t miss this book!”
— Cornel West, author of Race Matters

“A divinely inspired bridge to a new level of self-awareness. A must read.”
— Iyanla Vanzant, best-selling author of Everyday I Pray and Up From Here

“Refreshing wit and enlightenment... you’ll never read the Gospel story the same way again. A provocative novel”
— Christian Science Monitor