It's the 21st, time for the Teen FIRST blog tour!(Join our alliance! Click the button!) Every 21st, we will feature an author and his/her latest Teen fiction book's FIRST chapter!
and his book:
Thomas Nelson (November 11, 2008)
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Ted is the son of missionaries John and Helen Dekker, whose incredible story of life among headhunters in Indonesia has been told in several books. Surrounded by the vivid colors of the jungle and a myriad of cultures, each steeped in their own interpretation of life and faith, Dekker received a first-class education on human nature and behavior. This, he believes, is the foundation of his writing.
After graduating from a multi-cultural high school, he took up permanent residence in the United States to study Religion and Philosophy. After earning his Bachelor's Degree, Dekker entered the corporate world in management for a large healthcare company in California. Dekker was quickly recognized as a talent in the field of marketing and was soon promoted to Director of Marketing. This experience gave him a background which enabled him to eventually form his own company and steadily climb the corporate ladder.
Since 1997, Dekker has written full-time. He states that each time he writes, he finds his understanding of life and love just a little clearer and his expression of that understanding a little more vivid. To see a complete list of Dekker's work, visit The Works section of TedDekker.com.
Here are some of his latest titles:
Chosen (The Lost Books, Book 1) (The Books of History Chronicles)
Black: The Birth of Evil (The Circle Trilogy Graphic Novels, Book 1)
Reading level: Young Adult
Paperback: 136 pages
Publisher: Thomas Nelson (November 11, 2008)
AND NOW...THE FIRST TWO PAGES:
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When I realized this was a graphic novel, I was somewhat hesitant to read it. From the cover, it didn't really look like the kind of book I'd like to read. But as soon as I read the first page, it was hard to put it down! All in all I read the whole book in about an hour. As I started to think about how short the book was, I realized how much was actually packed into it. Not only was the plot interesting and well thought out, but it had several spiritual parallels in it. As I went along with Johnis on the quest to find his mother, I was touched at how passionate he was about rescuing her. Those who venture to read this book will walk away thinking about the deeper meanings woven into the book. I recommend this book to those who enjoy Lord of the Rings type fantasy.