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Ted Dekker

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The son of missionaries, Ted Dekker grew up in the jungles of Indonesia. He returned to the United States to attend Evangel College, graduating with a religion and philosophy major. After several years in corporate marketing, he began writing books like Heaven's Wager. Ted and his wife live in the visa mer mountains of Colorado with their four children. (Publisher Provided) Ted Dekker was born on October 24, 1962. After receiving a bachelor's degree from Evangel University, he entered the corporate world. After numerous successful years, he traded corporate life for a wide range of entrepreneurial pursuits that included buying and selling businesses, healthcare services, and marketing. Eventually he decided to try his hand at writing. He writes spiritual thrillers, mainstream novels, and fantasy thrillers that metaphorically explore faith. His works include Black; Red; White; Thr3e; Blink; Showdown; Saint; Skin; Heaven's Wager; Obsessed; When Heaven Weeps; Thunder of Heaven; and A Martyr's Song. He also wrote The Slumber of Christianity, a non-fiction work about misplaced values in the post-modern church. (Bowker Author Biography) visa färre
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Verk av Ted Dekker

House (2006) 2,235 exemplar
Black (2004) 2,229 exemplar
Three (2001) 2,225 exemplar
Red (2004) 1,758 exemplar
White (2004) 1,685 exemplar
Showdown (2006) 1,444 exemplar
Saint (2006) 1,271 exemplar
BoneMan's Daughters (2009) 1,197 exemplar
Green (2009) 1,179 exemplar
Adam (2008) 1,176 exemplar
Skin (2007) 1,171 exemplar
The Bride Collector (2009) 1,026 exemplar
Obsessed (2005) 1,021 exemplar
Chosen (2007) 988 exemplar
Blink (2002) 982 exemplar
Blessed Child (2001) 799 exemplar
Kiss (2009) 776 exemplar
Sinner (2008) 752 exemplar
Infidel (2007) 740 exemplar
Forbidden (2011) 665 exemplar
Renegade (2008) 652 exemplar
Heaven's Wager (2000) 648 exemplar
Chaos (The Lost Books) (2008) 630 exemplar
Blink of an Eye (2002) 592 exemplar
The Priest's Graveyard (2011) 578 exemplar
A Man Called Blessed (2002) 572 exemplar
Immanuel's Veins (2010) 542 exemplar
When Heaven Weeps (2001) 531 exemplar
Thunder of Heaven (2002) 513 exemplar
Burn (2009) 505 exemplar
A.D. 30 (2014) 474 exemplar
The Martyr's Song (2005) 460 exemplar
Lunatic (2010) 440 exemplar
Elyon (2009) 439 exemplar
Mortal (2012) 404 exemplar
Outlaw (2013) 334 exemplar
The Sanctuary (2012) 317 exemplar
Sovereign (2013) 313 exemplar
A.D. 33: A Novel (2015) 273 exemplar
Eyes Wide Open (2013) 233 exemplar
Identity (2012) 219 exemplar
The Girl behind the Red Rope (2019) 174 exemplar
Hacker (1627) 171 exemplar
Water Walker (1657) 166 exemplar
The Heaven Trilogy (2010) 157 exemplar
The Keeper (2011) 135 exemplar
The Promise: A Christmas Tale (2005) 98 exemplar
The Paradise Trilogy (2008) 83 exemplar
The Lost Books Box Set (2010) 61 exemplar
Infidel--Graphic Novel (2008) 48 exemplar
The Millie Maven Trilogy (2020) 47 exemplar
Mirrors (2012) 39 exemplar
Play Dead (2021) 37 exemplar
Unseen (2013) 35 exemplar
Seer (2013) 31 exemplar
Water Walker (Episode 1 of 4) (2014) 26 exemplar
The Lost Books Visual Edition (2010) 25 exemplar
Rise of the Light Bringer (2021) 23 exemplar
Journey to the Silver Towers (2021) 23 exemplar
Thr3e [2006 film] (2006) — Writer — 22 exemplar
The Outlaw Chronicles Trilogy (2017) 17 exemplar
The Way of Love with Journal (2018) 16 exemplar
Daughter of the Alchemist (2022) 9 exemplar
Children of Zion (2022) 9 exemplar
Son of the Light Bringer (2024) 9 exemplar
The Way of Love (2018) 7 exemplar
The Caleb Series (2014) 6 exemplar
Beyond the Circle Boxed Set (2018) 6 exemplar
The Blood Book of Ba'al (2011) 4 exemplar
Water Walker - Episode 2 (2014) 4 exemplar
Genesis (1998) 4 exemplar
Water Walker - Episode 3 (2014) 4 exemplar
The Great Divide (2023) 3 exemplar
The Fall (2023) 3 exemplar
Redemption (2023) 3 exemplar
The Way of Love Journal (2018) 1 exemplar
Ten (2008) 1 exemplar
Mirakelbarnet 1 exemplar
Assassin 1 exemplar
Water Walker (2) 1 exemplar
Water walker thriller (2015) 1 exemplar
Soeverein thriller (2014) 1 exemplar


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Austin, Texas, USA
Evangel University
Kort biografi
Ted Dekker was the son of missionaries to Indonesia. He moved to the United States and studied philosophy and religion. He went into corporate business and then moved into smaller businesses. He sold his current business once he had some novels published and realized that he wanted to work in that field full time.



This was so original when it came out, and when I first read it!

I don't know that it would hold up to a reread, though, since I know the ending.

But it's definitely worth a first read for those who haven't picked it up yet.
RachelRachelRachel | 65 andra recensioner | Nov 21, 2023 |
I read Black, Red, and White and remember really liking them. In fact, I recently re-read Black and still really liked it, though I don't remember much from the other two books.

Green has been on my to-read list for literally years. But three chapters in, I'm giving up.

Right from the get-go, it seems Dekker is idolizing romantic relationships. He does it under the guise of marriage being a picture of Christ's relationship with the Church, except he seems to think that a romantic relationship is actually better than a relationship with Christ. There are aspects of singleness and celibacy that speak to Christ's relationship with the Church, as well, but I don't remember Dekker ever delving into that in any of his books.

On page 29, one of the characters says, "You can't possibly go your entire life knowing about such a thing and not try it at least once. Kinda like sex, right?" -- Really? I believe Christ, Paul, and a multitude of believers have been able to live their entire lives without sex. I realize this is a novel, and not a "Christian-living" non-fiction work, and that just because a character says something doesn't mean that's the moral of the story. But Dekker's theology upsets me more and more with every book of his I read. Which is unfortunate, because I really do like his story-telling. I think it's dangerous, especially for believers who may not know their own Bibles very well, to read "Christian" novels like this where truths and lies are mixed together and no effort is made to define which is which.

Lastly, it annoys me that Dekker essentially takes the name of God in vain, albeit using the name he's created for God in his story, which is Elyon. On page 18, one of the characters thinks, "This was his own son, for the love of Elyon!" and that's just one instance. This is something that irked me in every single one of Dekker's other books, also. It's so unnecessary.

I was confused about Billy's introduction into the story, since I thought he was in a completely different series of Dekker's - and after reading a few other reviews, realized I was right. Apparently Dekker tried combining three or so different series into this book. But hey, that's not weird at all, right?
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RachelRachelRachel | 17 andra recensioner | Nov 21, 2023 |
This is the third and final book in the Books of Mortals series, and it was my favorite by far. The first two were good, but I did finish them thinking "That was it?" I loved that Jordin was the protagonist in this volume, and identified with her struggle, bitterness, and doubt. Of course, the story-telling was wonderful, as I expected from Dekker and Lee. This is worth the read!
RachelRachelRachel | 4 andra recensioner | Nov 21, 2023 |
I'm truly sad to have to give this book only 2 stars. I've read many of Dekker's other books and loved them; I consider him one of my favorite authors. But this particular book was rather messy.

The characters are contrived and superficial, and their stories hold a few irregularities. For example, the daughter Bethany is 16 but everyone thinks she looks 18, and her modeling career is starting to take off. Really? It wasn't enough for her to be a normal teenager? I thought maybe this fact would have a justification somewhere later in the book, but it was completely irrelevant. In one chapter, she's a depressed, rebellious teenager singing about "Makin' love and till the morning light," and in the next, she's listening to Christian bands. After she's kidnapped and converses very shortly with her abductor, she manages (with very little information) to deduce his motive, and understand his past, which includes a bad relationship with his mother. This strikes me as completely unrealistic. She's 16 years old and was abducted and held captive for a week... I highly doubt she would be thinking so clearly and analytically, especially since nowhere else in the book is her intelligence touted as supreme, like her beauty is.

I also incredibly disliked the ending. It ends with a verse, Genesis 3:15, which reads "And I will put enmity and hate and hostility between you, the serpent, and the woman; between your seed and hers. You will strike his heel, but he will crush your head."

The BoneMan claims to be Satan, and treats Ryan, the main character, as a God-like figure. Ryan is shown throughout the book to be a completely selfish man who deserts his family and then has a partial change of heart (he decides he loves his daughter, but still doesn't love his wife) and the story is of his attempt to rescue his daughter, which he succeeds at. He bests the BoneMan, and he and his daughter proceed to burn the man, presumably, alive. Ryan's actions are seemingly justified in the ending, but this book isn't the Bible. My problem with this whole thing is that Ryan ISN'T God, not even close. And though his actions are terrible, the BoneMan isn't actually the devil. The story, I presume, is meant to demonstrate how far God will go to save one of His children. I guess I just don't believe that for God, the end always justifies the means. He sacrificed His Son on the cross (and His Son Jesus was willing) to save His children, yet never sinned in the process, unlike the main character of this story. It was a very poor allegory.

The writing of this book became very repetitive, particularly the sections told from the BoneMan's perspective. And last but not least, Dekker's characters take the name of God in vain, which very much bothers me as a Christian, knowing that Dekker is also a Christian. It would have been very easy to use some other exclamation without undermining the story, and it frustrates me that he chose to defy a very basic biblical command anyway.

All in all, it was interesting enough to merit 2 stars, but I will probably hold off for a while on reading Dekker's other books.
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RachelRachelRachel | 51 andra recensioner | Nov 21, 2023 |



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