Ted Dekker Books

Tedd Dekker is a bestselling and award-winning author that writes Christian mysteries and thrillers. He was born in Indonesia in 1962. Dekker had a unique upbringing. Because his parents were missionaries, he spent his childhood among cannibalistic head hunter tribes in the darker sections of Indonesia.

Order of Circle Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Black 2003 Description / Buy
2 Red 2004 Description / Buy
3 White 2004 Description / Buy
4 Green 2009 Description / Buy

Order of Paradise Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Showdown 2005 Description / Buy
2 Saint 2006 Description / Buy
3 Sinner 2008 Description / Buy

Order of Lost Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Chosen 2007 Description / Buy
2 Infidel 2007 Description / Buy
3 Renegade 2008 Description / Buy
4 Chaos 2008 Description / Buy
5 Lunatic ( With: Kaci Hill) 2009 Description / Buy
6 Elyon ( With: Kaci Hill) 2009 Description / Buy

Order of Books Of Mortals Series with Tosca Lee

# Read Title Published Details
1 The Keeper (Short Story) 2011 Description / Buy
2 Forbidden 2011 Description / Buy
3 Mortal 2012 Description / Buy
4 Sovereign 2013 Description / Buy

Order of Books Of History Chronicles Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 House ( With: Frank E Peretti) 2006 Description / Buy
2 Skin 2006 Description / Buy
3 Immanuel's Veins 2010 Description / Buy

Order of Circle Graphic Novels

# Read Title Published Details
1 Black: The Birth of Evil (Short Story) 2007 Description / Buy
2 Red: The Heroic Rescue (Short Story) 2007 Description / Buy
3 White: The Great Pursuit (Short Story) 2007 Description / Buy

Order of Lost Graphic Novels

# Read Title Published Details
1 Chosen (Short Story) 2008 Description / Buy
2 Infidel (Short Story) 2008 Description / Buy
3 Renegade (Short Story) 2009 Description / Buy
4 Chaos (Short Story) 2009 Description / Buy

Order of A.D. Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 A.D. 30 2014 Description / Buy
2 A.D. 33 2015 Description / Buy

Order of Beyond The Circle Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 The 49th Mystic 2018 Description / Buy
2 Rise of the Mystics 2018 Description / Buy

Order of Danny Hansen Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 The Priest's Graveyard 2011 Description / Buy
2 The Sanctuary 2012 Description / Buy

Order of Martyr's Song Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Heaven's Wager / The Martyr's Song 2000 Description / Buy
2 When Heaven Weeps 2001 Description / Buy
3 Thunder of Heaven 2002 Description / Buy

Order of Caleb Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Blessed Child ( With: Bill Bright) 2001 Description / Buy
2 A Man Called Blessed ( With: Bill Bright) 2002 Description / Buy

Order of Dream Traveler's Quest Series with

# Read Title Published Details
1 Into the Book of Light 2018 Description / Buy
2 The Curse of Shadowman 2018 Description / Buy
3 The Garden and the Serpent 2018 Description / Buy
4 The Final Judgment 2018 Description / Buy

Order of Outlaw Chronicles Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Outlaw 2013 Description / Buy
2 Eyes Wide Open 2014 Description / Buy
3 Water Walker 2014 Description / Buy
4 Hacker 2014 Description / Buy

Order of Ted Dekker Standalone Novels

# Read Title Published Details
1 Blessed Child 2001 Description / Buy
2 Blink / Blink of an Eye 2002 Description / Buy
3 Thr3e 2003 Description / Buy
4 Obsessed 2005 Description / Buy
5 Adam 2008 Description / Buy
6 Kiss ( With: Erin Healy) 2009 Description / Buy
7 BoneMan's Daughters 2009 Description / Buy
8 The Bride Collector 2009 Description / Buy
9 Burn ( With: Erin Healy) 2010 Description / Buy
10 The Girl Behind the Red Rope ( With: Rachelle Dekker) 2019 Description / Buy

Order of Ted Dekker Children's Books

# Read Title Published Details
1 The Promise 2005 Description / Buy
2 The Drummer Boy 2006 Description / Buy

Order of Ted Dekker Non-Fiction Books

# Read Title Published Details
1 The Slumber of Christianity 2005 Description / Buy
2 Tea with Hezbollah ( With:) 2010 Description / Buy
3 Waking Up: How I Found My Faith By Losing It (Short Story) 2015 Description / Buy
4 The Forgotten Way Meditations 2015 Description / Buy
5 The Way of Love, Book 1 2018 Description / Buy
6 The Way of Love, Book 2 2018 Description / Buy
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Dekker had to learn to live with the fear generated by the spiritualism and animism that was rife in his community. He doesn’t deny the fact that the more disturbing aspects of his stories were inspired by his upbringing.

Decker’s novels are filled with demented antagonists that commit the most heinous crimes. The author’s father suggested in interviews that Dekker exaggerated his childhood experiences. He did not deny that life in Indonesia was difficult. However, he also added that Dekker’s young mind had made some of the challenging events the family encountered in Indonesia far more dramatic.

Dekker doesn’t agree with this perception. He has spoken of co-workers of his parents who were not only killed during those days but also eaten by cannibals. This incident only served to cement the writer’s worries. It showed him that his life and the lives of his parents were on the line.

Even though he lived in Indonesia with his parents, Ted Dekker was a lonely child. It was common practice for missionaries in the country to send their children off to a school on the coast. This felt like an entire world away.

For Dekker’s mother, the ordeal was quite difficult. Dekker was just as distressed by this experience. He was a stranger in a country whose culture he did not fully understand. However, this fueled his imagination. He would often retreat to the worlds he had created in his mind, worlds that he could control.

Dekker’s time in Indonesia did not last. Eventually, he went to the US from where he graduated from college after studying Philosophy and Religion. After deciding to settle in the country, Dekker entered the corporate arena. He was quite successful.

He would acquire companies, grow them, and then sell them down the line. Even though he was successful in his endeavors and his bank account was healthy, the author was restless. He had experimented with writing before, but only as a hobby.

He finally decided to dedicate his life to the activity in the 1990s. This was after visiting a friend who had just entered the publishing field.

The first two books the author wrote were failures. Dekker never published them. Rather, he completed them within two years and then decided to rewrite them. Even though this was a setback, Dekker had enjoyed the writing process so much that he sold his businesses and became a full-time writer.

Within two years, the author had published his first novel. This first success gave way to several mysteries and thrillers. Dekker uses his stories to explore truths about God and human beings.

Ted Dekker Awards

Dekker has won numerous accolades, including Christy Awards and the RT Reviewers Choice Award. He has been nominated for a Colorado Blue Spruce Award.

Ted Dekker Books into Movies

‘Three’ and ‘House’ received film adaptations

Best Ted Dekker Books

Even though he doesn’t want people to call him a Christian Author, Dekker’s faith makes appearances in his stories. Some of his best novels include:

The Birth of Evil: Thomas Hunter had no idea that he held the destinies of two worlds in his hands. But then his attempts to escape his assailants ended with a bullet clipping his head. When he woke up, Hunter was in another world.

When this dream faded and Hunter returned to the real world, he wasn’t sure whether he should dismiss the dream world or accept it as a fact. But then he fell asleep and returned to the dream world. Now Hunter must come to terms with a reality he doesn’t fully understand.

The Heroic Rescue
When an assailant’s bullet nearly killed him, Thomas Hunter woke up in a fantastical world where good and evil were locked in battle. He realized that the dream world was the future of the real world. He resolved to protect both realities from evil.

At the start of this novel, Hunter has been in the dream world for over a decade. Referred to by some as General Thomas, Hunter carries a lot of responsibilities on his shoulders. He has to match wits with an enemy general who is not only bolder but far more cunning.

When Does The Next Ted Dekker book come out?

Ted Dekker doesn't seem to have an upcoming book. Their newest book is The Girl Behind the Red Rope and was released on September, 3rd 2019.

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