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The Martyr's Song (The Martyr's Song Series, Book 1) (With CD) [Hardcover]

By Ted Dekker (Author)
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"Make me beautiful." That's what Marci wants from the old woman-not "inner beauty," but real, physical attractiveness to save her from being a teenage outcast. The woman offers a gift in the form of a story-a strange tale from 1940s Bosnia about a group of soldiers who terrorize a town of women and children, brutalize their priest, and murder a child. Somehow, in the midst of the horror, a window opens to another reality-a world of impossible beauty, infectious music, irresistible laughter, and a vision that somehow changes¿everything.By the time the story ends, Marci hears the heavenly music herself. So will you. Once you read this unforgettable story, you'll never be the same.
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Studio: Thomas Nelson
Pages   144
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.1" Width: 6" Height: 0.5"
Weight:   0.65 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Sep 1, 2005
Publisher   Thomas Nelson
ISBN  0849944996  
ISBN13  9780849944994  
UPC  023755023537  


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More About Ted Dekker


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.

Ted Dekker has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Ad
  2. Books of History Chronicles
  3. Books of Mortals
  4. Caleb Books
  5. Circle (Thomas Nelson)
  6. Dekker Thriller
  7. La Cancion del Martir
  8. La Serie del Circulo
  9. Libros de los Mortales
  10. Lost Books (Paperback)
  11. Lost Books Graphic Novel
  12. Martyr's Song
  13. Outlaw Chronicles
  14. Outlaw Chronicles (Worthy)
  15. Paradise Novels


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Reviews - What do customers think about The Martyr's Song (The Martyr's Song Series, Book 1) (With CD)?

The Martyr's Song  Jan 11, 2007
Another great job by Ted Dekker. I listened to this book while on the road for work and found that I was looking forward to the drive so that I could listen to it. I definitely recommend this book to anyone interested in better understanding our Christian walk and the prices paid by other's who were not willing to deny Christ.
 
Dekker at his best  Oct 31, 2006
_The Martyr's Song_ is pure and simple, Ted Dekker at his best. The story is riveting and moving. It's a novella, so you can read the whole book in one sitting, but its punch far outweighs its length. Get it, read it, be moved by it. Dekker writes with passion and the reader can feel it. By the way, the Todd Agnew song on the CD it comes with is great, too. You'll listen to it over and over again.
 
Considering the Martyr's Song as a Gift:  Jul 27, 2006
This story brought out tears of sadness followed by tears of joy! This book literally changed my view of death as something that can be entirely beautiful.

A word of warning: don't listen to the accompanying CD in public for the first time. I listened to it at work, and I couldn't keep my shoulders from shaking nor conceal how it touched me as I reflected back on the story.

As an avid Ted Dekker reader, this book gets my highest recommendation as a gift for most readers. If you are familiar with his novels, you know that he is not a formulaic author. Some of his styles may have greater appeal to different audiences. As such, here are my gift recommendations by audience:

For readers that like thrillers with shocking twists: Thr3e
For adult secular fiction readers, who you want to introduce to Christian fiction they will actually read & enjoy: Thr3e or Obsessed
For anyone aged 14+, that will actually read a book with a cross on the cover: The Martyr's Song
For anyone that doesn't like to read: The Martyr's Song - It's a short, easy read that will hook them fast.
For anyone that isn't feeling beautiful: The Martyr's Song
Anyone dealing with their own death or the death of a loved one: The Martyr's Song
For anyone hurting, suffering, ill, depressed, or otherwise needing encouragement: The Martyr's Song
For readers of Science Fiction or that like a story to take them to a whole new world, with tremendous character depth: The Circle Trilogy (Black, Red & White).
For readers of horror: House or Showdown
For avid Christian readers - to rekindle their heart: The Blessed series (Blessed Child, & A Man Called Blessed) or the Martyr's Song series.
For Christians that aren't big on reading - to rekindle their hearts: The Martyr's Song
For watchers of the television show 24: Thr3e, or Showdown
For Frank Peretti Readers: House, Showdown, Blessed Child, or any of Ted's books
For Dean Koontz readers: Thr3e or Obsessed
For anyone that has read any of Ted's novels, and hasn't yet read the Martyr's Song: The Martyr's Song
For anyone that has ready any of Ted's novels, but hasn't yet read the Circle Trilogy: The Circle Trilogy (Black, Red or White)
For children 3 - 11+ (Hey, I even enjoyed it!): The Promise
For the Romantics out there: Blink, The Circle Trilogy or The Blessed Series
 
small but powerful!  May 11, 2006
Great book! Not for the weak of heart. Ted Dekker does a masterful job of using the art of storytelling to communicate some of the greatest truths about love, reality, and eternity. Attaching the CD with "The Martyr's Song" was a great idea; it was very creative and really enhanced the impact of the story. On a side note: I noticed that some other reviewers gave this book low marks because it was a shorter version of a story told in another book. Disappointing as that may be, their ratings only reflect their own disappointment--not the quality of the book.
 
Well.......  Feb 20, 2006
Ted Dekker may know a lot about faith, but he doesn't know much about girls. The whole thing about Marcia can't be resolved in a simple story telling. He doesn't realize what it's like to be a girl, to feel like you're on the outside looking in, to feel ugly. He trys, but falls short. It's hard to write from the other sex's view point, because you really can't. Girls are a lot different from boys, they're WAY more emotional. ANd the problems Marcia deals with can't be solved in an hour. The next day she has to walk back through those hallways where everyone taunts her. It's easy to feel beautiful in the safety of a room, with other people who love you. It's easy to feel "good". But those feelings drift away quickly when you step back into reality. It's not a one instance change. It takes the rest of your life. Every day yoy have to wake up, and realize you have to face the world. Realize and accept that you don't look like them. And even then, there's still so much more to deal with.
So Ted Dekker, please, if you're going to write from someone's view point, why don't you go ask them what's going on rather than making up your own conclusions.
 

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