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Friday, November 21, 2008

Teen FIRST Blog -- Infidel --Graphic Novel: The Lost Book Series by Ted Dekker

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)


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

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)


Product Details

List Price:$15.99
Reading level: Young Adult
Paperback: 136 pages
Publisher: Thomas Nelson (November 11, 2008)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1595546049
ISBN-13: 978-1595546043


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My review: As a former comic junkie and graphic novel enthusiast, I was pretty excited by the prospect of reading Infidel. I was especially exicited because I like Ted Dekker's work. He is very creative, and he makes extremely realistic worlds in his work. I did not read Chosen before having read Infidel, and I do wish that I had, because things would have been a little more clear for me, but I did gather my facts as I went along. In the long run, it did not ruin the story for me.

My son is also a lover of the graphic novel. He begged to read Infidel as soon as it came in. He read it in one sitting and immediately asked me to go out and find Chosen. He thoroughly ejoyed the adventure and the love and sacrifice shown in the story. I was thrilled! In this day and age where there are more graphic, graphic novels (if you get my drift), I am happy to have a book that fills that taste without being gratuitous in the display of sex and violence.

Now that we have read Infidel, we are going to work out way back to Chosen, and we look forward to Renegade and Chaos.


Pam said...

My 15 year old daughter read this book. She is a big fan of Japanese graphic novels, so I was pleased to see they had something Christian for teens.

Cloud 9 said...

My 17 year old daughter read this one and left a review on my blog:
She love manga and all the Japanese works. This was a refreshing change.
I hope you have a wonderful weekend away!