Tuesday, 14 September 2010

CFBA Blog Tour of Immanuel's Veins by Ted Dekker with US only T-Shirt Giveaway

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

Immanuel's Veins
Thomas Nelson (September 7, 2010)

Ted Dekker


Ted Dekker is a New York Times best-selling author of more than twenty novels. He is best known for stories which could be broadly described as suspense thrillers with major twists and unforgettable characters, though he has also made a name for himself among fantasy fans.

Early in his career he wrote a number of spiritual thrillers and his novels were lumped in with ‘Christian Fiction’ a surprisingly large category. His later novels are a mix of mainstream novels such as Adam, Thr3e, Skin, Obsessed and BoneMan’s Daughters, and fantasy thrillers that metaphorically explore faith. Best known among these is his Circle Series: Green, Black, Red, White and The Paradise Books: Showdown, Saint, and Sinner.

Dekker was born to missionaries who lived among the headhunter tribes of Indonesia. Because his parents’ work often included extended periods of time away from their children, Dekker describes his early life in a culture to which he was a stranger as both fascinating and lonely. It is this unique upbringing that forced him to rely on his own imagination to create a world in which he belonged.

After leaving Indonesia, Dekker graduated from a multi-cultural high school and took up permanent residence in the United States to study philosophy and religion. Upon earning his Bachelor’s Degree, he entered the corporate world and proceeded to climb the proverbial ladder. But his personal drive left him restless and, after many successful years, he traded corporate life for wide range of entrepreneurial pursuits that included buying and selling businesses, healthcare services, and marketing.

In the early nineties while visiting a friend who had just written a book, Dekker decided to pursue a long held desire to be a novelist. Over the course of two years he wrote two full length novels before starting from scratch and rewriting both. Now fully enamored by the the process and the stories, he realized that storytelling was in his blood and a new obsession to explore truth through story gripped him anew.

He sold his business, moved his family to the mountains of Western Colorado and began writing full-time on his third novel. Two years and three novels later his first novel, Heaven’s Wager, was published.

Now, Dekker’s novels had sold over 3.4 million copies worldwide. Two of his novels, Thr3e and House, have been made into movies with more in production. Dekker resides in Austin, Texas with his wife Lee Ann and two of their daughters.


This story is for everyone--but not everyone is for this story.

It is a dangerous tale of times past. A torrid love story full of deep seduction. A story of terrible longing and bold sacrifice.

Then as now, evil begins its courtship cloaked in light. And the heart embraces what it should flee. Forgetting it once had a truer lover.

With a kiss, evil will ravage body, soul, and mind. Yet there remains hope, because the heart knows no bounds.

Love will prove greater than lust. Sacrifice will overcome seduction. And blood will flow.

Because the battle for the heart is always violently opposed. For those desperate to drink deep from this fountain of life, enter.

But remember, not everyone is for this story.

If you'd like to read the first chapter of Immanuel's Veins, go HERE.

Watch the book trailer:

As part of this post, bloggers have been asked to answer the question, what is sacrificial love?

My thoughts:
A theme throughout all the Ted Dekker books I have read is that of sacrificial love and none moreso than his latest, Immanuel's Veins. Sacrificial love is simplistic and yet the consequences surrounding it are often complex and emotive. Without question, God the Father and his son Jesus are the ultimate example of sacrificial love but where else do we see their example in action? The art of sacrifice is not popular in western culture where we are inundated with messages of self protection, the importance of the individual and "because I'm worth it"! and yet, there are glimpses of sacrifice in the everyday.

Recently, someone close to me had a severe stroke at the age of 49. He is paralysed down his right side and communication is a major issue. Strangely, he can count and his wife sits patiently by his side trying to determine what he is trying to say when he is only verbalising numbers - she is getting better at it! That's sacrificial love in action.

My sister in law is having our three girls for a sleepover for a couple of days over the school holidays while I am at work and my husband studies for exams. She will have six lovely but loud and enthusiastic children aged 2 - 12 in her small home. We appreciate her sacrifice!

Look for those who love sacrificially around you and do likewise :)

As a unique way to promote Ted's book, Thomas Nelson are giving away a "Spread the Love" T-Shirt to one of my readers!

To be entered into the draw, you must meet the following conditions:

1. Post a comment about how you see sacrificial love in action around you
2. Have a US postal address


Anonymous said...

i work in a dr's office where i see women putting in long hours making people comfortable when thay are uncomfortable.....and then going home and giving 110% to their loved ones!

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