The Priest’s Graveyard

Ted Dekker has done it again. The Priest’s Graveyard is a hit out of the ballpark and into the hands of millions of readers. But what makes it so amazing? Ted Dekker has managed to create characters that we can feel, that we can understand and agree with, and characters that connect with the hearts and minds of every reader. Continue reading “The Priest’s Graveyard”

Blessed Child by Ted Dekker

Bill Bright and Ted Dekker had a wonderful book in their hands from it’s inception.  Blessed Child is a novel about a young boy named Caleb who is left in the care of one Jason Marker.  Jason is a Peace Corps representative working in the heart of Ethiopia.  He runs into Leiah, a Red Cross nurse who is covered in physical scars from her past, but it is Caleb that brings them together and Caleb that launches their adventure around the world.  Something seems a bit different about Caleb, and when he comes to the U.S. with Jason unusual things begin to happen.  Caleb has the heart and the faith of the child he is and when extraordinary powers begin to show through him he believes God is giving him this gift.  Of course no one else can believe it is God and so Caleb is tested for his powers. Continue reading “Blessed Child by Ted Dekker”

Never Let You Go by Erin Healy

Lexi Solomon is doing all she can to raise her beautiful little girl Molly even though her husband Grant abandoned her seven years ago.  Not that Grant was much of a father figure, as he was addicted to several types of drugs and even was dealing them.  Lexi’s own father is in a mental institution after a mental breakdown.  Lexi’s sister’s murder triggered his mental collapse, combined with Lexi’s mother leaving him soon afterward.  But now the man responsible for Lexi’s sister’s murder, Grant, and Grant’s own drug dealer Warden (who is demanding payment with interest) are all back in town.  It sounds like a scenario only cooked up in the TV soap opera realm, but I promise you, this story has much more to offer than that!  Erin Healy writes an excellent novel that thrills you to the bone and leaves you shaking! Continue reading “Never Let You Go by Erin Healy”

The Circle Series 4-in-1 by Ted Dekker (Pt. 2)

White by Ted Dekker book coverFirst of all, if you haven’t read part 1 of my review you should read it first!

The next part in The Circle by Ted Dekker is White, and for the most part it is the conclusion to the tale of Thomas Hunter.  In White, Thomas faces his most difficult trials yet as not just one, but two worlds are facing an end.  In our world Thomas is trying to keep war from breaking out all over the globe and the Raison Strain from ravaging what is left of the population.  He must also face innumerable trials on other Earth as the Horde seeks to exterminate the remnant of the circle that is remaining.  Those left alive are now known as the albinos and it is the Horde that now live in the forests.  Most of all Thomas must know what it means for an albino to fall in love with Horde. Continue reading “The Circle Series 4-in-1 by Ted Dekker (Pt. 2)”

The Circle Series 4-in-1 by Ted Dekker (Pt. 1 of 2)

The Circle by Ted Dekker 4 in 1 book cover

Ted Dekker‘s greatest books are finally together under one binding and they couldn’t look better!  When you pick it up it has weight but is certainly lighter than if you were carrying around all of the books.  Not that you would….or would you?  It finally looks like an actual book of history with the leather thong and all.

Now all of that is nice and all, but Ted decided to make this particular edition extra special.  THIS version of the circle books has an alternate ending, and yes you read that right.  A new ending to the book series that so many fans have grown to love!

Ted Dekker’s book series began back in February of 2005 with a novel by the name of Black.  Black is the tale of a man by the name of Thomas Hunter and his dreams, but these are no ordinary dreams Continue reading “The Circle Series 4-in-1 by Ted Dekker (Pt. 1 of 2)”

The Place by Kevin Kaiser

I recently read a short story by Kevin Kaiser, brand manager of Creative Trust and the man behind Ted Dekker.  He is a very creative person and I thought it would be cool to share my thoughts on that short story that he wrote.  It currently goes by the title of The Place and it really seems to be an exploration of the ideas of what a creative person is.  What purposes an artisan has in the world of today and what purpose art has had throughout history.

The main character is not known by name but only by what he does.  He is an artisan himself and he lives on the outskirts of a small village.  He is woken one night by a small boy that wants to show him how to fly, how to be alive and extraordinary. Continue reading “The Place by Kevin Kaiser”

Havah by Tosca Lee

Tosca Lee thrilled me with her last book, Demon: A Memoir and now she enthralls me with her newest book Havah.  This book elegantly tells the tale of a woman we all have heard of but know too little about.  Tosca goes deep into the tale of Eve in this novel and tells the tale that was never told. Continue reading “Havah by Tosca Lee”

BANNED-Immanuel’s Veins

Ted Dekker is a great author and writer of some of my very favorite novels.  Among those novels is his new book Immanuel’s Veins.  This novel is full of amazing imagery depicting vampires in a new light, with chivalry and fighting enough.  The story is largely a love story however, and also largely reflects upon the biblical story in the Song of Solomon also known as Song of Songs.  It is this reason why Immanuel’s Veins has been banned from Holland.  It is seen as far too sensual of a book for a christian audience and so the publisher refused to print the book. Song of Solomon is a highly sensual book of the Bible and many churches tend to steer away from teaching from it while other churches will use it in marriage courses and such.  The question among many is whether or not Song of Solomon is appropriate for many audiences.  Does it go too far?

My question is, why are you asking that question of a book of the Bible?  The Bible says all Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness.  I understand that Immanuel’s veins is not on the same plane as the Bible of course so I am not equating the two, but the message contained within the book is one of a biblical, sensual love.  This kind of love is very beautiful in the eyes of our Creator God and should be viewed with respect.  All Immanuel’s Veins did was emulate this same love within the realm of fiction.  Does this make it wrong?  Is Song of Solomon wrong?

Please comment and let me know what you think!  Do you feel the same way or do you think sex should have no part in christian literature?  Where is the line drawn for you?

I definitely recommend Immanuel’s Veins to you so please read my review for the book!

Immanuel’s Veins by Ted Dekker

Immanuel’s Veins is the upcoming fantasy novel by Ted Dekker for a release date of September 7.  I recently was among those lucky enough to receive an Advance Reader Copy of the book from the publisher, and from the moment I opened the package I could rarely put it down!  I hope to give you a small glimpse at this new tale from the pen of Dekker, and I really hope that you enjoy it!  Immanuel’s Veins is truly an amazing tale of love and of grand adventure, but what is it about this book that held me and couldn’t let go?  I couldn’t stop reading about all the action, the intrigue, the blood….  yes the blood, Immanuel’s Veins is ALL about the blood. Continue reading “Immanuel’s Veins by Ted Dekker”

Demon: A Memoir by Tosca Lee

Tosca Lee’s work, Demon: A Memoir is a story surrounding the character of Clayton, or Clay for short, and his interactions with a demon.  This spirit has a story to tell and Clay needs to hear it.  His career as a book editor may depend on it.  But what does this spirit want to tell Clay?  Everything.

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Burn by Ted Dekker and Erin Healy

Ted Dekker’s recent novel, written alongside Erin Healy, is an amazing and powerful novel based on the battle between the good and the evil within us.  It is a trip into the realm of the paranormal and the twists will leave your head spinning.  When I was reading this book there were many times that I had to stop and wrap my head around what had just happened.  Sometimes people gave me funny looks as I kept saying WOW! aloud throughout the book.  It is in this book, simply entitled Burn, that you will fall down a previously unseen rabbit-hole. Continue reading “Burn by Ted Dekker and Erin Healy”

The Bride Collector by Ted Dekker

Ted Dekker is a New York Times bestselling thriller author. Heralded as a “master of suspense” by Library Journal, Dekker has sold millions worldwide, establishing himself as one of the most widely recognized author brands (he is the fourth most popular thriller writer on Facebook and more than 40,000 readers congregate on his website, www.teddekker.com).

The Bride Collector

This book starts off with FBI Special agent Brad Raines standing in a gruesome crime scene. A Denver serial killer has killed four beautiful young women, leaving a bridal veil at each crime scene, and this is his latest. Brad uncovers a note left by the killer which leads him to a most unusual place: the Center for Wellness and Intelligence, a psychiatric institution for mentally ill individuals who are also intellectually gifted. He meets Paradise, a woman who has the extraordinary ability to see the ghosts of the last moments of a person’s life when she touches a dead body. However she is plagued with her own problems. When she was little she witnessed her father murder her family and barely escaped with her life. She has been followed by her past, and it is the reason she is in the CWI. Continue reading “The Bride Collector by Ted Dekker”

Tea With Hezbollah by Ted Dekker

Tea with Hezbollah

Tea with Hezbollah is a journey to find out whether it is possible to truly love one’s enemies. It is both awe-inspiring and downright terrifying at points, as the authors Ted Dekker and Carl Medearis embark on this highly unusual journey. This journey covered thousands of miles, and not a single mile of that was wasted. Continue reading “Tea With Hezbollah by Ted Dekker”