¾ Sinner Ù Download by ¾ Ted Dekker I went into this read with exceptionally high expectations since both Showdown and Saint were extraordinary reads I love the Good VS Evil Concept that this series was based around With Sinner I did not feel that adrenalin and overall excitement that I feel with just about every book I read of Dekker s It started good and then quickly lost that special Dekker touch It went from Good VS Evil to religion VS religion, and belief against belief This is one thing I dislike so much about our society today and now I have to read it as well And even from one of my favorite authors It is great to have strong beliefs, but come on.
I don t understand why it is so important for someone to prove someone elses beliefs are wrong Just believe what you choose to believe, that is each individuals right, just leave others alone and allow them their own beliefs Live life Life is too short for all of this Sinner by Ted Dekker is a peek into a future where tolerance has become the new religion Our children are fed a constant diet of the necessity for tolerance in school every day While we become tolerant of cultures and religious beliefs outside our own, we find that the beliefs that are still in the majority are becoming less tolerated I ve often felt that as a society, we need to stop focusing on and celebrating the differences between all of us Instead I ve thought that if we could use the time our children are taught to celebrate our cultural differences to show our children how very much we all are the same, we would build a stronger cohesive society I m not saying that our huge country shouldn t be filled with people of all colors, religions, and beliefs I m merely suggesting that underneath all of our individual customs, we are all pretty much the same We all want a I will leave the plot for others to rehash Instead, I would rather comment on the journey Dekker seems to be making As I have noted in other reviews, The Circle Trilogy was the height of Dekker fresh, innovative, multi layered, and spiritually profound The books of History novels have headed downhill from there Showdown was still very good, Saint okay, and Skin barely passable Sinner offers me hope but still doesn t rise back to the level of Black, Red, White.
Some will not like Sinner because it is preachy That isn t its problem House and Skin were almost devoid of any obvious spiritual underpinning so it s good to see Dekker move back toward that The real problem is what another reviewer has noted I m starting to feel like we have another Left Behind on our hands It took God 21 chapters to tell the story of Revelation a
After going for several years not reading Ted Dekker, this book was a good reminder of why i used to enjoy this authur The book has definatly rekindled my love for his writing so much so that i am now looking for other books of his that i can read.
i really enjoyed the story, even though it was the 3rd book in the series i never felt like i was missing chunkc of information.
definatly a good read.
For those of you who didn t know, Sinner is the third book in the Paradise trilogy written by Ted Dekker The trilogy involves the books of History which the Circle trilogy was all about Green is coming out this year will that mean it will be the Circle quadrilogy I love the way Dekker s books all seem to be linked to each other even House is linked to Paradise But I digress.
Sinner is written as two books Book 1 and Book 2 interestingly enough and tells the story of three aldult orphans, each gifted with superpowers, living in the near future where religious tolerance rules I won t say any about the plot, except to say that it is by far Dekker s most Christian book to date, and that Jon Dylan was absolutely right when he commented The
Everyone seems to be bursting it seams of racial an This is the third book of Ted Dekker s that I ve read and to be honest I was a bit disappointed Although I was somewhat familiar with most of the characters from reading the previous two books, they were a bit flat for me in this one It was an OK read and I didn t put it down for three months before finishing, but I found it to be the least engaging of the Paradise series Dekker is an excellent author and I thoroughly enjoyed the first two books, but this one was lacking in character development personal opinion only I do plan to read of his books in the future.