You can now find this review and at Novel Notions Ted Dekker will always have a very special place in my heart His books have inspired me and shaped my faith since I was a teenager and I ll always
be rateful to them for the way they revealed truth to me in new and vibrant ways grateful to them for the way they revealed truth to me in new and vibrant ways books will always have a shelf in my house I can t tell you how excited I was to hear that Dekker was returning to the world of the Circle the series that impacted my faith than anything else outside of the Bible I ve ever read The theological impact of this book was insane There was so much Bible Prophecy good stuff here It had the kind of depth that reuired Is this a fresh outlook on Christianity or New Age relabeledI ve been a long time fan of Ted Dekker s work and his imagination but there is something very wrong with this book and its message It reminds me of the Celestine Prophecy and its path to enlightenment Instead of nine insights the reader is offered five seals We onlyet three in this instalment and therefore aren t fully enlightened yet Throughout the book it is suggested that these five seals have to do with the essence of Christianity they reveal the forgotten way It may be the forgotten way but I don t believe it s the way as in the Way the Truth and the LightBlindness is one of the main themes in the book I am oing to blind you And when you see again I
going to you again I hope not too many Christian readers will be blinded by the freuent mentioning of Yeshua Elyon the Holy Spirit and the use of bible verses These are after all just labels we have to The Astral Codex get to the essence beyond these labels This is not me speaking but Dekker chapter 17 through a mystic helper just another label you could readuru I would suggest readers do just that strip the book of the false pretence of the labels used and then judge the essence of its message for what it is worthIf you look at the language Dekker uses throughout the book it might be an indication of its inspiration polarity infinity uantum consciousness epigentics re member re cognize referring to God as Origin or Source Jesus being known by many different names avatar illusion programming connecting to a higher consciousness You should hear a small voice by now saying something s not right If you don t hear this voice use GoogleIf you do not want to be partially enlightened before reading this book stop reading here spiritual spoiler alertIt s not that easy to sum up the message of the book since it s muddled But it s all about the three big uestions in life who am I where am I from and why am I hereThe answers thus far are we are talking universal here it applies to everybody regardless of whether they are born again or not We come from an infinite Origin We lost the knowledge of our identity and have to re member re cognize Our bodies are just earthern vessels an avatar We are not our memories our feelings our thoughts We have to awaken and see that we are the light of the world the light is divine so we are divine the infinite Origin is in all and all are in the infinite Origin I Early 2017 Ted Dekker s editor asked me if I would be interested in reading Ted s new book The 49th Mystic and answering some uestions I of course said yes However my rating is not definitive considering the fact that Ted had just finished writing the book only a few weeks prior to my reading it and there is no doubt that th. Some say the Here There Be Witches great mystery of how one can live in two worlds at once died with Thomas Hunter many years ago Still others that theateway to that Story of the Liberty Bell greater reality was and is only the stuff of dreamsThey are wrong In the small town of Eden Utah a blindirl named Rachelle Matthews is about to find out just how wrongWhen a procedur.am oing to
Ted Dekker ´ 9 REVIEWAin Shadow Man invokes deep fears within Rachelle When Rachelle learns that Other Earth as she begins to call
the place she oes when she dreams is than a lucid dream she meets manyplace she oes when she dreams is than a lucid dream she meets many characters Firstly a figure called Justin appears on a horse and heals her eyes telling Rachelle she is the 49th mystic He says You "are merely seeing again the way you were made to do Perception and the management of fear are major themes "merely seeing again the way you were made to do Perception and the management of fear are major themes this book along with the powers of love and the world of polarity Dekker presents the contemporary world in the Eden of Utah as a world of polarity as is also the case in Other Earth Rachelle s dreaming world The world outside of polarity is the world of spirit There is much food for thought in this wonderful story Yes it is a character study in the person of Rachelle The reader is meant to make discoveries about themselves as they follow in the footsteps of her journey In this way the book is powerful and meant to introduce new ways of seeing However in this story Rachelle can only truly learn what she needs to know through experience and her teacher Tayla tells her the teaching comes when the learner is ready It is also a plot driven narrative as Rachelle makes her way from one teaching through experience to another Rachelle oes back and forth from crisis to crisis in Eden and Other Earth The story of what happens in Eden was most fascinating to me The citizens there will be forced to look at their world in a new way There was a part of me that wanted to compare our whole world to the microcosm of Eden that wanted to ask are we am I as blind as the folks in
this fictional city who follow their leader Simon almost without uestion Most of us have lots offictional city who follow their leader Simon almost without uestion Most of us have lots of But what of our programming As the reader will see even the kinds of uestions we ask may have to do with our programming I enjoyed this novel very much The character studies of Rachelle David and Jacob are ood but I feel they are somewhat limited in scope by the nature and purpose of the book The plotline is fascinating creative and ingenious but again I feel purposeful There are philosophical underpinnings to a plot like this just as there are to The Chronicles of Narnia The way Dekker wove scientific fact into his story was most mind bending Highly recommended especially for those who like science fiction fantasy or Christian allegory1 Confession Time When my husband enthusiastically told me he had received an advanced review copy of Ted Dekker s new book and wanted me to read it with him I was apprehensive I tried to share his excitement let me explain Years ago my world was turned upside down by a series of books this author wrote which completely changed my view of Christian Fiction It ave me hope and challenged me The books were in The Heaven Tribology series Heaven s Wager Thunder of Heaven and When Heaven Weeps these novels rocked my world I had no idea that the Holy Spirit could AAAAHHHHHHHH ok reading this felt like oing home and it was amazing but still otta say nothing beats the original Circle WHEN IS BOOK 2 COMING OUTWarning minor spoilers aheadRachelle is a beautiful character who has a lot of struggles and fears but she s so admirable and strong at the same time and I was rooting for her all the way Vlad Smith was eerily similar to one other creep earlier and view spoiler he WAS the said creep udner another name hide spoiler. Both worlds before powerful enemies destroy her If Rachelle succeeds in her uest peace will reign If she fails both worlds will forever be locked in darknessSo begins a two volume saga of high stakes and a mind bending uest to find an ancient path that will save humanity The clock is ticking; the end rushes forwardReady SetDream. Ere will be many things different in the published version such as plot differences dialogue etcI can t say anything about the book due to my agreement with Ted and his editor but I can tell you that you that reader s of the Circle Series yes Green DOES count no matter what anyone says will be delighted to see old characters from that series and various Books Set In The Same World Turn Up There Will set in the same world turn up There will a seuel of course which I definitely look forward to reading This story was bad Very bad It s the circle series and tons of sermons and theology thrown together into a poorly made dish I started off the book feeling like it was poorly written Circle fanfic And by the end this
theory still holds up as storylines from other connected novels come into playstill holds up as storylines from other connected novels come into play well Rachelle was a likable character but all these scenarios she finds herself in are utterly ridiculous At one point she s with Mr Miagi on her own uest to find her purpose but wait he tells her nothing Fans of his previous novels will find their circle fix and will likely eat this up I m just wondering what kind of obsurd antics will be in the seuel For fans of Ted s will be excited to know he returned to the land of the Circle series Once again the Horde the Albinos and others once again struggle over this world and the future world It was reat fun to return to one of my favorite series by Ted and am looking forward to the conclusion in 2018 Just an okay story 4 of 10 stars I need Book 2 now Why is October so far awayAnother fabulous mind bending tale from Ted Dekker I loved it Full review to come The 49th Mystic by Ted Dekker is a compelling novel that combines science fiction and fantasy while orchestrating the allegorical tale of a heroine s journey This is my first novel by Dekker and I plan on following up with the second novel that will be released October 2018 The biggest surprise to me were the references to Christian theology A wizard like being called Talya uotes scriptures There is a blending of science uantum physics new age philosophy Christian theology and fantastical elementsThe plotline begins with Rachelle 16 years of age who lives in a protected environment called Eden in Utah She s blind since five or six months of age due to sickle cell anemia but she has learned to safely maneuver through her environment through clicking sounds an echolocation techniue like bats use 153 people live in Eden off the Drawing Straws grid and no one ever leaves the valley It s self sufficient A psychotherapist Rachelle s Dad David wants to use an experimental science called CRISPR to help Rachelle regain her eyesight This is an engineering tool that uses a seuence of DNA to repair damagedenes That sounds like science fiction but is actually science fact and one that scientists are now working to make a safe procedure for people with retinitis pigmentosa which causes blindness1 In this story it is sickle cell anemia not retinitis pigmentosa that is causing Rachelle s blindness so the engineered DNA is based on Rachelle s bone marrow cells which her father tells her is designed to modify your bone marrow which as you know produces new red blood cells It "was exciting to see dekker incorporate cutting edge "exciting to see Dekker incorporate cutting edge into his story When Rachelle oes to sleep she has lucid dreams They are extremely vivid There she has met Shadow Man an evil character who tells her he will blind her again and ag. E meant to restore Rachelle's sight oes 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 Ethical Responsiveness and the Politics of Difference girl to have such strange and fantastic dreamsShe's the prophesied one who must find and recover five ancient seals in.