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Ted Dekker

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153 Works 41,199 Members 888 Reviews 128 Favorited

About the Author

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 show more 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) show less
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Series

Works by Ted Dekker

House (2006) 2,308 copies
Black (2004) 2,282 copies
Three (2001) 2,277 copies
Red (2004) 1,811 copies
White (2004) 1,733 copies
Showdown (2006) 1,481 copies
Saint (2006) 1,311 copies
BoneMan's Daughters (2009) 1,239 copies
Green (2009) 1,213 copies
Adam (2008) 1,207 copies
Skin (2007) 1,206 copies
The Bride Collector (2009) 1,076 copies
Obsessed (2005) 1,046 copies
Chosen (2007) 1,018 copies
Blink (2002) 1,001 copies
Blessed Child (2001) 822 copies
Kiss (2009) 797 copies
Sinner (2008) 777 copies
Infidel (2007) 766 copies
Forbidden (2011) 682 copies
Renegade (2008) 677 copies
Heaven's Wager (2000) 668 copies
Chaos (The Lost Books) (2008) 649 copies
Blink of an Eye (2002) 604 copies
The Priest's Graveyard (2011) 601 copies
A Man Called Blessed (2002) 591 copies
Immanuel's Veins (2010) 567 copies
When Heaven Weeps (2001) 551 copies
Thunder of Heaven (2002) 531 copies
Burn (2009) 522 copies
A.D. 30 (2014) 505 copies
The Martyr's Song (2005) 467 copies
Elyon (2009) 458 copies
Lunatic (2010) 455 copies
Mortal (2012) 433 copies
Outlaw (2013) 349 copies
The Sanctuary (2012) 327 copies
Sovereign (2013) 324 copies
A.D. 33: A Novel (2015) 291 copies
Eyes Wide Open (2013) 245 copies
Identity (2012) 222 copies
The Girl behind the Red Rope (2019) 194 copies
Hacker (1627) 177 copies
Water Walker (1657) 175 copies
The Heaven Trilogy (2010) 162 copies
The Keeper (2011) 135 copies
The Paradise Trilogy (2008) 85 copies
The Millie Maven Trilogy (2020) 84 copies
The Lost Books Box Set (2010) 61 copies
Infidel--Graphic Novel (2008) 48 copies
Play Dead (2021) 43 copies
Mirrors (2012) 40 copies
Unseen (2013) 36 copies
Seer (2013) 32 copies
Thr3e [2006 film] (2006) — Writer — 24 copies
Rise of the Light Bringer (2021) 24 copies
Children of Zion (2022) 12 copies
Daughter of the Alchemist (2022) 12 copies
Son of the Light Bringer (2024) 10 copies
The Dream Travelers Game (2023) 8 copies
The Caleb Series (2014) 6 copies
The Way of Love (2018) 6 copies
The Blood Book of Ba'al (2011) 4 copies
Genesis (1998) 4 copies
Water Walker - Episode 2 (2014) 4 copies
Water Walker - Episode 3 (2014) 4 copies
Redemption (2023) 3 copies
The Fall (2023) 3 copies
The Great Divide (2023) 3 copies
The books of mortals (2015) 1 copy
Das Haus 1 copy
Assassin 1 copy
Ten (2008) 1 copy
Water walker thriller (2015) 1 copy
Soeverein thriller (2014) 1 copy

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Common Knowledge

Birthdate
1962-10-24
Gender
male
Nationality
USA
Birthplace
Indonesia
Places of residence
Indonesia
Austin, Texas, USA
Education
Evangel University
Occupations
businessman
Short biography
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.

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Reviews

If you're the kind of person who enjoys the thrill of rollercoaster action, mindboggling mind games and fantastical plot twists, disdaining all regard to reason, you might find a bosom buddy in Ted Dekker. Thr3e is like Fight Club on steroids with a besprinkling of the Sixth Sense, with a curiously oddball spiritual message jammed into the mishmash like a pube in a toilet bowl. The plot might be a bit melodramatic and the dialogue a bit childish and prissy, but behind all the pyromaniacal hullabaloo, the moral significance rings true. What I found most interesting was the way Dekker changed the formula to introduce a mentally ill character with the magical power of animating his individual personalities in the flesh, with a sort of play on magical realism. An impressive read overall. Kevin reminds me of my own craziness sometimes with his talks with himself, but at least I'm not blowing up buses and libraries.… (more)
 
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TheBooksofWrath | 66 other reviews | Apr 18, 2024 |
This is a difficult book to review because I have so many mixed feelings about it. So to make it a little more understandable, here is a list of everything I noticed.
-Unique Plot, I have not read any book similar to this at all and I did like the imagery
-Drew me in but didn't hook me, sounds like an oxymoron, right? Well, I wanted to keep reading this but it didn't draw me in emotionally.
-Two-Dimensional Characters, maybe it was just because these characters were experiencing so many different things that what happens in normal, everyday life, but I could not connect to them at all.
To sum everything up, this was the first book I have read by either Dekker and I'm not sure if I will be reading more because this one was a bit of a letdown.

Rating: 3 Stars
Content: 3 Stars

*I received a complimentary copy of this novel from the author. All thoughts are my own and a positive review was in no way required.
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Works
153
Members
41,199
Popularity
#424
Rating
3.8
Reviews
888
ISBNs
827
Languages
14
Favorited
128

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