Friday, January 27, 2006

Showdown by Ted Dekker

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.


Camy Tang said...

Thanks for the review! Thanks also for letting me borrow the book. Hehehe.

Heather Diane Tipton said...

this is cheating...

Jennifer Tiszai said...

So, is it a book you have to read with the lights on? I haven't read any of Dekker yet because I'm a little bit scared to since I do most of my reading right before bed.

Robin Caroll said...

How come Camy got to borrow the book first?