Book Review: Red (The Circle Series) by Ted Dekker

Genre: Speculative

You’ll like this if you like: Biblical Stories with a Fresh Perspective, Unexpected Plot Development, or Developing Personal Attachments to Characters.

Favorite Profound Quote:

“The way to love Elyon was to give yourself completely to his ways, without the slightest compromise.”

Favorite Descriptive Quote:

“The floor greeted him hard, pounding the scream from his lungs.”

From Amazon

The mind-bending pace of Black accelerates in Red, Book Two of Ted Dekker’s epic Circle Series. Less than a month ago, Thomas Hunter was a failed writer selling coffee at the Java Hut in Denver. Now he finds himself in a desperate quest to rescue two worlds from collapse. In one world, he’s a battle-scarred general commanding an army of primitive warriors. In the other, he’s racing to outwit sadistic terrorists intent on creating global chaos through an unstoppable virus.
Two worlds on the brink of destruction. One unthinkable solution.
Enter an adrenaline-laced epic where dreams and reality collide. Nothing is as it seems, as Black turns to Red.

As far as the plot is concerned, 15 years have passed in one world, while a few hours have passed in the other. Thomas has undergone some character changes he’ll need for what’s about to happen in the modern world. The fantasy world and the modern world become more intrinsically linked until it’s clear that neither are dreams.
While the physical threats of the Horde in one reality and the Virus in the other continue to grow stronger, what really hooked me about this book was the new life it breathed on the Bible and its message. The plots in both worlds were intriguing and suspenseful, but the new perspective this book has given me is so much more memorable. This book’s message is about sacrifice, love, and the role Jesus played in saving us. I wish I could explain more of the message here, but that would spoil it.
If you want a glimpse of Jesus’ story and His sacrifice while being swept into a thickening plot, this is definitely the book for you.

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Other Books by Ted Dekker:
Black by Ted Dekker


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