by Ted Dekker
ISBN 978 1595542885
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I was interested to see what this science fiction / Christian book was about. I have not read any Ted Dekker books and thought it looked interesting. Green is the fourth in a "circular" series of books. Supposedly it can be read first or last- the whole series refers to itself due to time travel.
I could not finish the book. It alternately bored, confused, and shocked me. Firstly I don't usually like books that refer too much to things in other books. A passing reference here and there doesn't bother me, but when constantly being put into situations where we smugly know what happened before didn't work for me.
I also didn't like the graphic descriptions of violence and rituals. This society was either parallel to ours or an alternative to ours, and there was a lot of violence. I don't appreciate violence in any case but to see it in a book that was trying to show the Christian story was not happy for me. I know the Bible is full of war and sadness but this had a different feel to it for me.
At any rate I am sorry to say that I cannot recommend this book.
I received this book free to review for Thomas Nelson Book Reviews. I was not compensated for the review except for the free book.