I have just finished reading Ted Dekker's latest novel, 'Adam'.

It is his best and most compelling work to date, and also the most disturbing. If it were to be compared to a movie, 'The Exorcist' would be the closest.

I quote Dekker when he says,

"This is one of the only books I've ever written, where, honestly, I was so disturbed by what I discovered that I had trouble going to sleep at night."

One of the editors who worked on 'Adam' commented,

"... by the way, I'm sleeping with the lights on as I'm reading this book. And when that doesn't work, I'm praying harder."

For this very reason many Christians heavily critise Dekker's work as being too dark, and unedifying. Indeed, Dekker's writing is dark, but for a very good reason I believe... To really understand how great the light is, one must understand how great the evil is. And ultimately, 'Adam' is a very powerful story about great hope.

A synopsis of Adam is as follows...

FBI behavioral psychologist Daniel Clark has been made famous by his arguments that religion is one of society's greatest antagonists. What Daniel doesn't know is that his obsessive pursuit of a serial killer known only as "Eve" will end in his own death at Eve's hand. Twenty minutes later Daniel is resuscitated, only to be haunted by those twenty missing minutes of life. It soon becomes painfully clear that the only way to stop Eve is to recover those missing minutes by dying... again. What isn't nearly as clear is just how many times he will have to die to discover the truth, not only about Eve, but about himself. Daniel will have to face haunting realities about demon possession in the modern world-and reevaluate his prejudice against religion-to stop Eve.
I absolutely loved 'Adam', and have lost not a few hours sleep over the last couple of days as a result of not being able to put it down.

Dekker is an extremily gifted author, who writes intelligent, adrenaline-laced stories, which Christian message is loud and clear, and is not forgotten quickly. It comes as no surprise that he is my favourite author.

If you enjoy fast-paced physiological/supernatural thrillers (which border on horror), then buy "Adam' today.

Please visit , Dekker's 'Adam' website.


Rachel Kate said...

Will definitely have to read that one... Thanks Symz

darls said...

Sounds interesting. Pity I can't get away with reading it. I read a couple you mentioned though and they were pretty cool.