Thursday, May 16, 2019

The 49th Mystic by Ted Dekker

I gave up reading Ted Dekker over a decade ago when I was a church secretary and the book I began reading was taking place in the basement of an empty church. I was alone at the time and too freaked out to continue reading. I didn't read the Circle series and had no idea what it was about. I entered The 49th Mystic without any back story. And I didn't need it. This book reads fine as a stand-alone novel (though it is part one and you will want to continue in this series as soon as you finish this one), and that is how a master storyteller writes. 

This book is laced with truths from the Bible, in a fictional account of a girl living in two worlds at the same time. Each time she unveils a seal she also reveals to the reader truths and secrets, of a sort, of God. This book excited my spirit and put me in awe of my Creator. 

I'm looking forward to reading the second book. 

About the book:
Some say the great mystery of how one can live in two worlds at once died with Thomas Hunter many years ago. Still others that the gateway to that greater reality was and is only the stuff of dreams.

They are wrong. In the small town of Eden, Utah, a blind girl named Rachelle Matthews is about to find out just how wrong.

When a procedure meant to restore Rachelle's sight goes awry, she begins to dream of another world so real that she wonders if Earth might only be a dream experienced when she falls asleep in that reality. Who is a simple blind girl to have such strange and fantastic dreams?

She's the prophesied one who must find and recover five ancient seals--in both worlds--before powerful enemies destroy her. If Rachelle succeeds in her quest, peace will reign. If she fails, both worlds will forever be locked in darkness.

So begins a two-volume saga of high stakes and a mind-bending quest to find an ancient path that will save humanity. The clock is ticking; the end rushes forward.

Ready? Set?


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