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Sunday, February 12, 2012

The Circle Series by Ted Dekker

Ted Dekker's most popular series - together at last in one volume. More than a million fans have been transfixed by Ted Dekker's groundbreaking Circle series of Black, Red, White, and Green. Each of the four novels have been bestsellers - with combined sales of more than a million units. Now all four books are together for the first time in a unique binding sure to appeal to new readers and long-term fans. The Circle is an epic story of evil and rescue, betrayal and love, and a terrorist threat unlike anything the human race has ever known. It's also the story of a man named Thomas Hunter - an unlikely hero who finds himself pulled between two worlds. In our reality, he works in a coffee house. In the other, he becomes a battle-scarred general leading a band of followers known as the Circle. Every time he falls asleep in one reality, he wakes in the other. The fates of both worlds now rest on his ability to shift realities through his dreams while trying to find a way to change history. The fate of two worlds comes down to one man's choice--and it is a most unlikely choice indeed, life, death, love, nothing is as it seems. Yet all will forever be transformed by the decisions of one man in the final hours of the Great Pursuit.
      Amazing, the stories are full of everything that is good in a story, love, adventure, hate, betrayal, forgiveness.  It’s a circle series so it can be read starting with any book. This series is a perfect mix of entertainment and philosophy and adventure. An absolutely spell-binding retelling of the salvation story from the Bible. Ted Dekker does an amazing job at giving the reader a sensory experience of the spiritual world around us and a dynamic glimpse at the fact that Christians really do live in two realities at once--both realities threatened by evil. The Good News is that God has already triumphed and now works romancing those who would be His bride. Evil will not prevail!
      While the story itself is fascinating, the real treasure here is his depiction of the history of salvation that is worked out through the “alternate” reality, where metaphorical themes from the Bible become tangible.

          I highly recommended this series and all of Ted Dekker books... I have never EVER been disappointed!