allisonleighann♥: day 34.
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Thursday, December 27

day 34.

Showdown - Saint - Sinner
by Ted Dekker

If any of you don't know who Ted Dekker is, he's an author who started out as a Christian mystery writer, but has since dropped the Christian label so he could continue to write what he liked without restraint. But his novels still seem pretty much the same to me.

He writes of good and evil, in real world terms.
And he uses his books to stress God's love in our lives. But if you don't want to read that deeply into it, the shallow story is just as good as the deeper meaning.
All of his novels connect somehow, even ones that aren't in a series. It literally blows my mind sometimes how they all tie in to one another.

I'd asked for one of the books in this series for Christmas, and my mom found the trilogy at Books a Million, so I automatically sat down to read the day that I got it. By yesterday, I'd finished Showdown. So, since I read a lot, I figured that I would recommend one of my favorites! (:

To give a short synopsis of each:

"A man cloaked in black arrives in the sleepy town of Paradise, Colorado. He knows too much about the town's many unspoken secrets, and he himself holds the greatest secret of them all. Bearing the power to grant any unfulfilled dream, he is irresistible. As dark clouds and sandstorms envelop the town, it becomes apparent that Paradise is being isolated for a reason. But why?"

"He belongs to the X Group. They call him Saint. Invasive techniques have stripped him of his identity and made him someone new... but who is he really? From the deep woods of Hungary to the streets of New York, one man's search for truth leads him into a world of government cover-ups, political intrigue, and ultimate betrayal."

"This is the story of Marsuvees Black, a force of raw evil who speaks with wicked persuasion that is far more destructive than swords or guns. It's also the story of two unsuspecting survivors or a research project gone bad - who may be the most powerful people on earth. And finally, it's the story of one who comes out of the desert to lead those willing to stand for truth. The epic conclusion to what began in a small town called Paradise."

Get to reading!
And if you have any questions, let me know.

happy thursday!


  1. I consider myself a bookworm too! I always love getting book recommendations, esp. a good mystery.

    1. Well you should definitely read these then!

  2. Thanks for the recommendation! You're the best. Lately, I've been getting into reading more. Like, quite a bit! So I'm excited to learn even more about these books. Also, thank you so so much for your sweet comments on my blog. They literally make my day. I always click on your name but it goes to your google account. And then I can't reply to your emails because you're a no reply comment blogger! ANYWHOO...I am now eager to get to know you further and sincerely appreciate your sweet kindhearted comments.

    Much love,


    1. Awe! You are so very welcome. Reading is one of my favorite habits and I love to inspire other people to read as well! I never really thought about that. I suppose I need to keep the link to my blog in my comment. In any case, I'm glad you finally made it to my blog! I'm always happy to have a new friend. (:


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