Boneman's Daughter's Tour

Saturday, April 18, 2009

I am really bothered by some of the reviews or comments I have read on some of the blogs about this tour. I was actually looking forward to reading the different reviews and comments since like Kiss, it was a much anticipated book. Yet, when I began looking at the different blogs that have posted I am seeing nothing but attacks on Ted Dekker for this book, that it doesn't have a clear cut Christian message, that it's being published in the secular market, etc. I actually got the feeling from some of what I read that instead of us touring a book that was written by a trusted Christian author we were touring a book that was questionable.

This is what I have to say about all of it! #1 - Those who requested this book knew what kind of a writer Ted Dekker is before they even requested it. He writes about the dark spiritual world. He doesn't apologize for it, nor does he shy away from it. #2 - This book is not published via the secular market. It is published by Hachette publishing which is all Christian and has nine brands including "Faithwords". # 3- If you don't like a book fine, don't bash the author! It looks bad, especially when the group of bloggers are under the heading of "Christian", and I for one find it really disheartening.

That is really all I have to say about it.

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Excellent thoughts, Andi! I'm sure Ted Dekker is a fine author, but I don't read his books because I don't enjoy scary suspense. Like you pointed out, bloggers know what to expect when they start one of his books. But I'm thrilled that his books are reaching many people who wouldn't normally pick up a "Christian" book. Well said, Andi!

Hehehe. I hate to be scared but this book was amazing and I couldn't put it down. I loved that the dialog was natural - yeah he said piss and asses, but it fit the story setting. And contrary to what people may have said in other posts, it was loaded with spiritual themes. I need to read some of the things that were said because it surprises me that people would not see those obvious themes in the story. I loved the conflict, too. He answered a thought-provoking question in his distincly Dekker way... How far would you go to save someone you loved? This was amazingly well-done!

 
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