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TBT Feature Novel + Giveaway of Lazarus: The Samaritan by Katheryn Haddad

Happy Thursday, Reader Friends!!

Thanks for joining me for the Throwback Thursday (TBT) Feature Novel, Lazarus: The Samaritan, by Katheryn Haddad. Today’s novel takes us back to 2015. Have you read it? If not, Ms. Haddad is offering an eBook or print copy. See the Giveaway below for more details!

About the Book


From the back cover: 
“Read this amazing rags-to-riches story. His name is really Lazarus, but everyone calls him Zarus. His wealth is from a discovery of copper in a first-century desert. Events take place in Arabia, Idumea, Palestine, Samaria, China, India, and Persia.
This is the story of the Good Samaritan and forty-five years of his life as he also lives through most of Jesus’ other parables. Zarus endures false imprisonment, a cruel indenturement, a mine collapse, a brutal sandstorm, an earthquake, an epidemic, and kidnapping. What is all the exhilaration and heartache for? What is life all about, especially when it is hard? Why are we here?
Follow the suspense, romance, and adventure as Zarus and the love of his life, Jewish Devorah, sacrifice, persist, survive, rise and fall then rise one last time. The surprise ending will take your breath away.”

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Purchase: Amazon, B&N

About the Author


Katheryn Maddox Haddad was born in the north, but moved to Arizona where she doesn’t have to shovel sunshine.  She basks in 100-degree weather and enjoys palm trees, cacti, and her computer with the letters worn off.  With a BA degree in English and Bible, she earned part of an MA in Bible, including Greek studies.  Every morning she sends out an inspirational thought to some 30,000 worldwide. She spends half her day writing and the other half teaching English using the Bible as a text book to Muslims around the world.  She has taught some 6000 Muslims and has converts to Christianity in hiding in Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Yemen, Uzbekistan, and Somalia, Jordan, Palestine.  “They are my heroes,” she says.

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Ms. Haddad is giving away an eBook OR paperback copy of Lazarus: The Samaritan (U.S. only). Leave a comment by 2/1/17 11:59pm EST for a chance to win. I will use a random generator to pick winner on 2/2 (be sure to come back and check if you won). To enter leave a comment answering the sentence: My favorite parable in the Bible is…

​*Giveaway Policy here.

7 thoughts on “TBT Feature Novel + Giveaway of Lazarus: The Samaritan by Katheryn Haddad”

  1. I haven’t read this story and biblical fiction is my favorite. Katheryn’s bio is very interesting. Two years ago a team from my church shared Jesus in a refugee camp in Bulgaria. The church we served alongside also held services in Farsi. It was very interesting to listen to Muslims question the truth and teachings of the Bible.
    Please, enter me for a paperback copy of Lazarus.


    1. The idea of biblical fiction is to provide a possible previous life for people we meet in the Bible. God did not just drop them on earth long enough for their Bible experience. They had a previous life. They lived, they loved, they dreamed – just like the rest of us. I, too, love this genre, Amanda. It is not as popular as romance (though most of my novels include it) or mystery (yes, I include some of that too), but this is what is in my heart to write.
      And sharing with Muslims and other groups (Buddhists, Hindus, Communist atheists) who have no idea what is in the Bible is shear pleasure. I love hearing them say, “Wow! I never knew that before.”


    1. In my book, instead of being a farmer or shepherd like many of Jesus parables feature, Lazarus is a copper miner. There is a mine collapse, and 99 of Lazarus’ men escape. But one is lost. He (the boss) goes down into the dangerous mine to find the one lost miner.


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