Sunday, March 28, 2010

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Book Review: Burn by Ted Dekker and Erin Healy

Book ReviewErin Healy's second attempt at co-authoring a work of fiction with leading Christian author Ted Dekker is an undeniable success! In Burn, their follow up to the best-selling novel Kiss, Dekker and Healy weave a tale of suspense and intrigue that will keep you turning the pages long after you know you should be sleeping, or working, or whatever else it is that you steal time from to dig into this compellng tale.

Dekker's signature good versus evil story telling style is unmistakeable, but perfectly complemented by the softer side of the struggle that one assumes must be the work of Healy.

When a young half-Gypsy woman finds herself tempted by evil, dissapointed by her father, and betrayed by her sweetheart all at the same time, her life is thrown into utter turmoil. The tragedy that ensues leaves her with no family, no friends, no home, and little hope for the future.

When fifteen years later she finds that she didn't lose all that she thought she had, her life is turned upside down again. She finds herself in a struggle with that same evil again, and in an inner struggle between her own good and evil natures. When the two sides of her personality become manifest, is she losing her mind? Or is it Divine? And, when once again she faces the ultimate test of her heart, will she fail again? Or will she make it right by doing what is right.

Dekker is a master of his craft, and proves it once again in Burn. Healy seems to have been an attentive student. Together, they have done it again, with a fast-paced page turner that opens the heart and mind to new possibilities.
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