You don't need to own a Kindle device to enjoy Kindle books. Download one of our FREE Kindle apps to start reading Kindle books on all your devices.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

Digital List Price: $1.13
Kindle Price: $0.00

Save $1.13 (100%)

includes tax, if applicable

These promotions will be applied to this item:

Some promotions may be combined; others are not eligible to be combined with other offers. For details, please see the Terms & Conditions associated with these promotions.

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Water Walker (Episode 1 of 4) by [Dekker, Ted]
Kindle App Ad

Water Walker (Episode 1 of 4) Kindle Edition


See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from
Kindle Edition, 3 Feb 2014
"Please retry"
$0.00

Length: 304 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
Page Flip: Enabled Language: English

Great Reads on Kindle for $1.49
Browse our selection of Kindle Books discounted to $1.49 each. Learn more

Product description

Product Description

**This is EPISODE ONE of a serialized novel**

WATER WALKER is the mind-bending thrill ride from New York Times bestselling author Ted Dekker which can be experienced THREE different ways. You choose:

1. As an episodic story. Read WATER WALKER as four shorter sequential "episodes" much like your favorite TV show. The ride starts with Episode 1. Think of it as the pilot. If you like the story, continue with Episode 2 (Feb 25), Episode 3 (Mar 4), and the grand finale Episode 4 (Mar 11).

Or...

2. As a single, novel length eBook. Don't want to read four episodes? No problem. Starting March 18th, you can get the entire story in one digital edition that collects all four episodes into one seamless story. Or...

3. As a paperback. For those who love print, Water Walker is also available in paperback on March 18th from Amazon.


FROM THE BACK COVER:

"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 man hunt, the kidnapper vanished with Alice.

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. (YA)

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2941 KB
  • Print Length: 304 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Outlaw Studios (3 February 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00I8WNXNS
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray:
  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: Be the first to review this item
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #9,430 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
click to open popover

Customer Reviews

There are no customer reviews yet on Amazon.com.au.
5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star

Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta) (May include reviews from Early Reviewer Rewards Program)

Amazon.com: 4.6 out of 5 stars 369 reviews
42 of 45 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Incredibly Thought-Provoking 19 February 2014
By Joshua Olds - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
*SPOILER-FREE REVIEW OF PARTS 1-4*

Life was just settling into normal. Alice was just beginning to understand what normal actually was. She had no memory of the beyond six months ago and had spent those months in an orphanage. Until John and Louise adopted her. Until they gave her a normal. Then the man showed up and shattered that illusion. Nothing would ever be normal.

Claiming to be her father, the man, Wyatt, kidnaps her and takes her deep into the Louisiana swamplands where he lives with his wife, Kathryn, and his mentally disabled son. Alice—her real name is Eden, supposedly—was taken from Kathryn as a baby because Alice’s birth father was a powerful politician who didn’t want to acknowledge an affair. Now Wyatt was appeasing his wife and restoring his family.

But Alice—Eden—soon discovers that things are amiss in her new household…and there’s absolutely no escape from it. Until she meets Outlaw.

As always, the story is nail-biting and page-turning. Dekker has a way of presenting readers with his characters’ shoes and coaxing us into them. Just use her eyes for a moment will you? You feel the characters and hurt with them. You begin to understand their motivations and desires and longings. That’s important for a novel like this, because Dekker’s ultimate goal is transference. Do you have eyes to see? Place a character over here, connect with her, draw her extreme situation into your reality. You get sucked in not just because the story is good but because you are invested in the character because, in a way, you’ve become the character.

Dekker’s overall theme here—one that he makes no effort to conceal—is that of forgiveness. It would give away too much of the plot to tell specifics, so let me concentrate on the theme. Dekker speaks of forgiveness in a way that few ever do. And that’s a tragedy, because he’s one of the few that’s got it right. Forgiveness requires sacrifice. To forgive a debt is to absorb the loss, to sacrifice. Why did it take Jesus’ death to forgive sin? Because the debt had to be paid, the penalty had to be absorbed, and the one who forgives is the one who must sacrifice. It’s a radical concept, but Dekker takes it a step further. Forgiving like that, forgiving like Jesus, that’s the most freeing thing we can do.

There are two types of novels. The first are amusements just for a time: beach reads, throwaway thrillers, formulaic mysteries. They might sell millions of copies and make lots of money and have lots of fans and be turned into movies, but in reality they suck. Not in terms of story, but in terms of time. They suck your life away. You lost two hours, four hours, six hours reading that and you’re nothing better for it. That’s not this novel. Water Walker is the second type of novel, the kind of novel that changes people. Superficially, all can be just about the same. The story is still there, fast-paced and thrilling, but there’s a depth to it that makes you think. It’s the kind of novel that leaves you thinking as you try to fall asleep at night, the kind of novel that breathes life into you and will change you, if you let it. Water Walker is an excellent story. But it’s also more.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A promising start, but.... 28 August 2015
By MJP2 - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
I will confess that by the end of Water Walker part 1 I did a price check on later parts, and that's really the only reason I'm giving this 3 stars instead of 2 -- I didn't actually *like* it much but was *curious* enough by the end to keep reading further.

Here's the gist: A man plans to kidnap his amnesiac daughter from her foster parents. Elsewhere, an FBI agent still struggling with the disappearance of her own daughter will get the case. And for some reason, this amnesiac girl is "special" to the plans of a religious cult.

It's just not that good, mainly because Dekker choose to make the girl a rather lifeless amnesiac. She doesn't get worked up over much, which drains the book of energy. The cult members are stereotypical and the FBI agent lacks depth. The only real draw is the mystery of what makes this girl so special. But that's not enough for me to plunk down money on.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Totally breathtaking - Review of episodes 1-4 31 May 2015
By A.N.Claudette - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
I just completed this book last evening after starting it only 48 hours ago. And yes, I have a day job, so 48 hours is quite the achievement. However, it was totally hard to go to sleep not knowing what happened next.

This is the first complete novel I've read from Ted Dekker. All of a sudden, I loaded almost all of his novels to my kindle. He is one compelling storyteller. I picked this novel and did not stop reading. Now I have to go back to the very beginning of the Outlaw series. That's how addictive it is.

It's really a clean read. Clean read meaning; no excessive violence, blood spilling, sex, etc. It's a suitable family read. The pace, thrill and suspense are just perfect. I almost cried at the end. That's how emotionally compelling the story is.

On the other hand, the end got me too edgy for my liking. But that's what suspense does to you, I guess.

Don't hesitate to purchase this book. You will be hooked from start to finish. You can even start with the first episode which is free on Kindle. If you don't like it, which I think less probable, then don't purchase the full book.
4.0 out of 5 stars First episode is very good 5 July 2014
By Violet - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
This first episode was suspenseful. I had gotten a copy of the actual book, then saw Amazon offered the first episode free. I enjoyed this on my Kindle. Am reading the remainder of the book now, and it's sort of lagging and getting a touch repetitive, with the main character having to remain "pure" with many tedious rules set by her mother for some as-yet undiscovered reason. Not sure I recommend the entire series.
5.0 out of 5 stars With God all things are possible 24 September 2016
By Alice Estep - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Great Read.It will keep you on the edge of your seat.Amazing what we can overcome when we ask God for help.Great read for those who feel trapped with no way out.I love the biblical verses and how Alice (Eden) opened up her mind and overcome her fear of defeat and broke those chains of confinement by Kathryn. I truly couldn't put this book down.I bought it on the 17th and finished reading it on the 20th of September..it's just that good.It captured by interest and help me captive until I finished it.

Look for similar items by category