Friday, April 24, 2009

The Circle Trilogy, By Ted Dekker

Before I left for Africa, I asked for some book suggestions.  My friend Sam highly recommended a trilogy of books by Ted Dekker called
Black, Red and White.

She gave me the first two to take on my trip, and I just finished reading the third one a few days ago.  I would classify them in the "can't make yourself stop" category.  Or perhaps the "ignore everyone around you even if they are crying, starving or bleeding from the head" type.  

So if anyone is looking for a good read, I would now highly recommend these books.  The only thing I will tell you is this...they are a cross between John Grisham/suspense/intelligent drama and Lord of the Rings.  But not at the same time.  Hmmmm.....  Ted Dekker grew up as a missionary kid (or MK as they are fondly known) in Indonesia, and a some of his experiences are interwoven in these books.  (Sarah, they even mention Faith Academy in Manila in one of the books!)

And now, I have officially hooked my husband.  I am seeing a lot of this around the house tonight.


Karah said...

Oooh, I could always use a good new book (or 3) to read! I'll check them out next time we're at the library :)

Jen said...

Steve looks, oh so cool! Did he pose or was he actually reading?

julia d. hull said...

Oh my GOSH! A friend gave me Black a couple of months ago...and I finally started it 2 weeks ago and just finished it. I wasn't sure at first...but kept reading...still wasn't sure...but kept reading. Finished it...still not sure...but now I want to read Red...just to see if I like it or not! ;) How funny though, we are separated by 1,000 miles yet on the same page...hehehe Pun intended!

Anonymous said...

Hey Court!! Mike and I have read most of Ted Dekker's books and have found almost all of them to be AMAZING! I'm glad that you found them for your trip. Sounds like you had a great time. I think it's awesome that you went. I hope to make it back to Texas sometime soon and we can visit!