A songwriter and her family relocate out of state to attend a church that offered to publish her congregational songs. Shortly after this major life transition, the charismatic pastor offers to give her and her husband marital counseling. Only a few leaders in the church know that Pastor Wolfe is counseling the Clarions – and they’re afraid to speak up. They know that the last time he counseled a couple, he ended up sexually exploiting the woman. And she wasn’t the only one. But he’s still in the pulpit, so he must be healed of his habitual sin by now, right?
The leaders remain silent because they believe in God’s grace and forgiveness, while the Clarions’ absolute trust in the title of pastor costs them the devastation of their lives. Should they stay and expose the charlatan pastor? Do they find another church? Should they pick up the shattered pieces and move back home? Who in their new congregation could possibly believe and understand? The pastor’s wife does, but she’ll lose everything if she exposes him. There’s only one other, and he’s blood. The cost of standing up for righteousness is too great, but the cost of remaining silent is even greater. Drowned in Living Water is the story of trust and betrayal, light against darkness, brother against brother, and the nightmarish results of committing the highest spiritual crime in the epicenter of God’s grace.