Item description for The Martyr's Song (The Martyr's Song Series, Book 1) by Ted Dekker...
Overview What would you die for?That's the question suddenly thrust upon a small band of women and children in Bosnia at the close of World War II. When a group of bitter soldiers stumble upon their peaceful village, they suddenly face an insidious evil...and the ultimate test.It is then, in the midst of chaos and pain that the Martyr's Song is first heard. It is then that the window into heaven first opens. It is then that love and beauty are shown in breathtaking reality.You have in your hands the story and the song that changed...everything.
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Format: Audiobook, Unabridged
Studio: Thomas Nelson
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 5.6" Width: 4.9" Height: 1"
Release Date Aug 30, 2005
Publisher Thomas Nelson
ISBN 1595541144 UPC 020049130759
Availability 0 units.
More About Ted Dekker
Ted Dekker (born October 24, 1962) 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.
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 was published.
Dekker’s novels have sold over 5 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.
Spanish Bio: Ted Dekker, autor de mas de veinticinco novelas, es un autor de mayor venta del "New York Times". Es reconocido por novelas que combinan historias llenas de adrenalina con increibles confrontaciones entre el bien y el mal. Vive en Texas con su esposa y sus hijos. Twitter @TedDekker, facebook.com/#!/teddekker.
Ted Dekker currently resides in the state of Colorado. Ted Dekker was born in 1962.
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Reviews - What do customers think about The Martyr's Song (The Martyr's Song Series, Book 1)?
the one thing this book won't do.... Jan 18, 2010
"The Martyr's Song" is sort of a fictional sequel to Ted Dekker's non-fiction book "The Slumber of Christianity" (see my this site review). In it he tries to give a "real-life" example of what it means to delight in Heaven, in the world to come.
The story is very interesting and often heart-wrenching. Some of the main characters give their lives valiantly for the truth and show what it means to "love not your life unto death". I recommend it above most other fiction that's available out there. It should encourage you.
That being said, the one thing this book won't do is clearly share the Gospel with you. Dekker favors language about having a loving relationship with God over actually explaining what Christ did for us on the cross and what we must believe in order to be saved. The book would be much better (and infinitely more helpful for unbelievers) if he talked about both.
A Touching Tale of Beauty, Love and Sacrifice May 21, 2009
What would you die for?
That's the question suddenly thrust upon a small band of women and children in Bosnia at the close of World War II. When a group of bitter soldiers stumble upon their peaceful village, they suddenly face an insidious evil ... and the ultimate test.
It is then, in the midst of chaos and pain, that the Martyr's Song is first heard. It is then that the window into heaven first opens. It is then that love and beauty are shown in breathtaking reality.
One of Ted Dekker's shortest works at just 111 pages, The Martyr's Song is the ultimate story of love. Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 [NIV] Through this very eloquent story, Dekker tells not only a story of ultimate love, but one of ultimate beauty, delivering two very critical, timely messages for our time.
Young Marci is ridiculed by fellow students at her school for being ugly. When elderly Eve spies young Marci, she knows that she has to help. She knows that she has to share her story with Marci, to help Marci see her own beauty. Through Eve, we learn the story of thirteen year old Nadia, Father Michael, and how their deep love for Christ leads them both to make what for many would be an impossible decision.
At just 111 pages, Martyr's Song should be read by all. We see the brutality of war, the depth of true love, and the beauty of salvation all packed into those few short pages. Kudos to Dekker for penning this touching tale!
Jeff Cole is an author, blogger, and podcaster. http://www.averagejoeamerican.us
The ultimate love story Jan 7, 2008
This book should be read first before Heaven's Wager and When Heaven Weeps since it is referred to often in the rest of the series. Ted Dekker knows how to capture our attention with this story of a priest with a group of women and children, standing their ground against a sadistic soldier during the war. Despite the suffering these Christians endure, we see that all that really matters is our love for Christ and His love for us. It makes us long for our real home as we realize that our trials on earth are but momentary trouble.
just dumb Dec 7, 2007
horrible story where a couple of people who are being brutally murdered try to reason to their killers by saying "please sir, God loves you!" The "true beauty" that the story reveals to the girl would more likely make her angry at wasting her time, so what if God thinks your pretty, Timmy still thinks you look like a dog, and isn't taking you to the dance. Finally, the story is just unbelievable, I cannot see an old woman walking around her house screaming "MARCH!" just because she comes across it in a story. Basically, the book is so obviously self-righteous that it becomes a bad propaganda tool to make us what..love ourselves because soldiers killed people for the fun of it?
The Martyr's Song Sep 4, 2007
This book had me glued to my chair. I read it in two sittings. It always amazes me what Christians in other countries go through while we, in the USA, sit around complaining that there's nothing good on TV.