Blameless

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Is it possible to find unconditional love in a world of expectations?

Professor Joseph Barnes is attractive, intelligent, and successful–beloved by both his students and fellow university faculty. Despite her professional reservations, Alexis, the dean of Joe’s college, finds herself drawn to him and recognizes his interest in her.
 
But when Joe’s career begins to crumble, Alexis has to decide whether or not to rescue Joe from his circumstances. If she does save him, how can she be sure he loves her for herself–and not for what she can do for him? Can she fight the ghosts of the past that haunt them both?
 
Three well-intentioned friends and an ambitious department secretary complicate the delicate situation between Alexis and Joe in this modern retelling of the biblical story of Job. Thoughtful and clever, Blameless asks, what does it mean to love without expectations? And in the midst of losing it all, is it possible to find everything you’ve been looking for?
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About the author

Thom Lemmons has published numerous works of fiction and non-fiction, including Sunday Clothes and the best-selling Jabez: A NovelHe is the senior editor at Texas A&M University Press.
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WaterBrook
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Published on
Dec 30, 2008
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Pages
256
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ISBN
9780307499509
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Christian / Romance
Fiction / Romance / Clean & Wholesome
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This content is DRM protected.
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Eligible for Family Library

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