Ted Dekker’s latest installment to The Circle Series, Green, is both the beginning and the end of the tale. This book leads the reader between two worlds, both in reality and in dreams, in pursuit of the destiny that awaited Thomas Hunter and his wife Chelise.
This story describes the state of most believers. A body who revels in the glory of the past, yet powerless today and yearning to drown in God’s great love. The desperation of those at the Gathering who’d lost their faith opened the door to a beautiful deceiver bent on delivering the disillusioned warriors to their doom. The painful, putrid scabbing disease was the physical manifestation of when they turned their backs on their relationship with Elyon. The disease had no effect on those who drowned themselves in the Red Lakes of Elyon. They died in order to live.
Dekker also brings to life the painful reality of the chasm that the faithful must cross to reach the lost within their own families. Thomas and Chelise each must decide how much they are willing to sacrifice in order to save the ones they love. For Chelise, her father is worth any price to save him. In order to save Chelise and their son, Thomas is faced with an impossible choice… So it is this choice that is both the beginning and the end of this tale.
This review comes from the perspective of one who has not yet read the other books. I recommend Green as the jumping off point into The Circle Series. I look forward to reading the rest as soon as possible.
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