I just recently finished Showdown by Ted Dekker and have to say the guy amazes me with the ideas he come up with. He's a very talented writer who thinks outside the box all the time. That impresses me, I have to say. I like the originality of his books and themes.
Showdown definitely moves Dekker into a new realm. This book has its dark side, but in true Dekker fashion, it's used to propel the message of the book.
Good verses evil in a whole new way and form in Showdown. A stranger enters a quiet little town and turns the place on its head. What seemed wrong before is suddenly right or acceptable. This is the slide of the human nature in a worst case scenario.
I enjoy reading Dekker's books very much and will continue reading them. However, I feel like he's writing the same message over and over again. The Circle books, The Martyr's Song and Showdown have the same message, but maybe that's because it's a message that needs to be heard over and over again until everyone hears it. A message of sacrificial love--one dying to save all. Sound familiar?
Yeah, I thought it might. Dekker definitely has a calling and it is definitely like nothing you've ever seen before.
Just like his books.