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The Promise: A Christmas Tale [Hardcover]

By Ted Dekker (Author)
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We know and love the Christmas story-light comes to dispel dark, purity comes to stomp corruption. It's beautiful. It's perfect proof of an eternal truth and light. . . . This is not the usual story. This is the tale of a mute boy who is born and abandoned in the shadows of life. He carries with him two things-his dead mother's shawl and her promise that someday he will find a king who will give him a voice. Like Reuben in The Promise, may you sing of Light, even when no one else can hear.

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Thomas Nelson
Pages   64
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 6.5" Width: 5.7" Height: 0.5"
Weight:   0.44 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Oct 31, 2005
Publisher   Thomas Nelson
ISBN  1404102337  
ISBN13  9781404102330  
UPC  023755006912  

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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,!/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 Promise: A Christmas Tale?

wonderful  Jan 3, 2007
This was an amazing book. My entire family loved it. We read it at Christmas time and it brought the true meaning of Christmas to the forfront of our Christmas celebration. Very moving!
Despite being a short read, I PROMISE you that Dekker still delivers!  Nov 30, 2006
You've heard it said that dynamite comes in rather small packages. Well, consider this just that, because it might be just a few pages, but it explodes in a way that only dynamite could dream of! Last I knew, dynamite can't exactly dream. My wife and I decided that we'd get both of Dekker's Christmas books in one package for the whole family. So, in a way, you get a great story, and if you have kids, then there are pictures throughout the whole thing. The pictures have just as much impact as the words Dekker so thoughtfully composes on the page.

The story is so meaningful. It is the story of young Rueben, who is a mute boy. Before his mother dies, she gives him her shawl, and the promise that a king will one day give him a voice. So despite his mother, Rueben is hated by most people, simply because he is an orphan. And he is made fun of mercilessly by Jude, his guardian, and laughed at by others. He is teased at the fact that he carries around the shawl around as well. After all, what purpose could a shawl possibly have with a mute boy? The ending might seem rather obvious, but just see if it doesn't touch you. I'll let you in on a secret... IT WILL! And it has some of the suspense you expect with a Ted Dekker read.

So Dekker doesn't give you a 400 page thriller with this one... OH WELL! It wasn't meant to be. It was meant to be short, sweet, sometimes a bit sour, and it hits the heart of the spirit of Christmas. It puts beautiful meaning to that blessed night when our Jesus was born! This was meant to touch some hearts in a big way through a small offering from Ted Dekker! He is not only to be commended for that, but thanked with a whole heart, and that's a lot of thanks. Thank you, Ted Dekker! Christmas is made just a little brighter with reads like these.



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