Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Heavens Wager by Ted Dekker
Unfortunately this is not a Ted Dekker book I became fond of. It began very slow and it was hard to get past the first 100 pages or so. It felt dry and lacking of that Ted Dekker quality. I am glad I began with books Ted wrote later in his career, rather than this because it would have turned me off from his writing. Not that I am saying it is a bad book, because it is, just slow paced. Generally, Ted is good at descriptions and painting a vivid picture, but in Heaven's Wager he over does this, to the point that it takes away from the heart of the story. He also uses a lot of the same tag lines over again throughout the novel.
While I enjoy Ted Dekker's writing, this book was not for me. That being said, don't let that discourage yourself from picking up this book and giving it a try yourself. What might not be my cup of tea, might be what gets you interested in this amazing author. As a rating I would give it a 3 out of 5.