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Worthy Publishing: Eyes Wide Open by Ted Dekker #grow4christ #EyesWideOpen

on January 22, 2014

About the Book:

My name is Christy Snow. I’m seventeen and I’m about to die. I’m buried in a coffin under tons of concrete. No one knows where I am. My heart sounds like a monster with clobber feet, running straight toward me. I’m lying on my back, soaked with sweat from the hair on my head to the soles of my feet. My hands and feet won’t stop shaking. Some will say that I’m not really here. Some will say I’m delusional. Some will say that I don’t even exist. But who are they? I’m the one buried in a grave. My name is Christy Snow. I’m seventeen and I’m about to die.
First in the newest series from Ted Dekker, a master of suspense, whose books have sold 9 million copies, Eyes Wide Open is a raw adrenaline rush from the first page to the last.

You can find ways to purchase by visiting Worthy Publishing.

About Ted Dekker:

Ted Dekker is a New York Times best-selling author of over thirty novels. Heralded as a “master of suspense” by Library Journal, Dekker has sold millions worldwide, establishing himself as one of the most widely recognized author brands. Dekker was born to missionaries and grew up among cannibals of Indonesia, and his peculiar upbringing gives him a unique perspective outside the cultural bubble, allowing him the freedom to share provocative insights in his fiction. He resides in Austin, Texas with his wife and children. You can find him at Teddekker.com and Facebook.com/teddekker.

My Opinion:

I totally enjoy reading Ted Dekker, his books allow me to take in a great suspense book but without all the cussing and other behaviors that happen in the secular market, and the fact that his books contain the element of faith and belief in Christ makes for enjoyable read.  From the first page I was hooked, even though it was a bit slow moving at first the character of Christy pulled me into the story as she searches for her missing locket.  There were many heart pounding moments as I read this book and kept me turning the pages as I followed Christy’s and Austin’s story into a world where they need to put on their spiritual glasses in order to fight the forces that want to keep them locked up inside their lies that they’ve believed about themselves.  I don’t want to give too much away because I must say I highly recommend this if you’re a Ted Dekker fan or just enjoy a bit of suspense with, I don’t want to say it’s allegorical but honestly that is how I see it.

I gave this to my oldest daughter who turns 12 next month because it was such a good book and one with a great message.  As in Ted Dekker’s other books he doesn’t come right and say the Outlaw is God or Jesus but as a Believer that is my interpretation of what he has written, but again this could also be read by a non-Christian and who knows it may introduce them to the love that Jesus wants to bestow on us if we only call on His name and accept Him.  Also this book, like Ted’s others, are a bit deeper than others he doesn’t give you the whole story, all the answers, he allows the reader to draw their own conclusions but all the while sticking with a great plot and well developed characters.

 

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One response to “Worthy Publishing: Eyes Wide Open by Ted Dekker #grow4christ #EyesWideOpen

  1. […] this would appeal to both Believers and non-believers both.  I’ve had the pleasure to read Eyes Wide Open and Water Walker which are also great books that blend Christianity and suspense as well as kicking […]

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