[ EPUB ] ✰ Saint Author Ted Dekker – Varanus.us

SaintWe Call You Saint The Name Ignited A Light In Carl S Mind Saint He D Been Covertly Recruited For Black Ops And Given His Life To The Most Brutal Kind Of Training Any Man Or Woman Could Endure He Was Here Because He Belonged Here To The X Group.An Assassin The Most Effective Killer In The World And Yet Carl Strople Struggles To Retain Fleeting Memories That Betray An Even Ominous Reality He S Been Told Part Of The Truth But What S The Rest Invasive Techniques Have Stripped Him Of His Identity And Made Him Someone New For This He Is Grateful But There Are Some Things They Can T Take From Him The Love Of A Woman, Unbroken Loyalties To His Past, The Need For Survival.From The Deep Woods Of Hungary To The Streets Of New York, Saint Takes You On A Journey Of Betrayal In A World Of Government Cover Ups, Political Intrigue, And One Man S Search For The Truth In The End, That Truth Will Be His Undoing.

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  1. says:

    So when a student is excited enough about a book to bring it in to loan to me, then I do my very best to read the whole thing This is sometimes a pleasure and sometimes quite painful Eragon comes to mind.Well, I did read all of Saint It starts out very well confusing in a good way, surprising, intriguing, very suspenseful then degenerates into repetitive ideas and phrases Throw in the obligatory salvation scene it s Christian fiction and I found it very tiresome.Full disclosure I m Christian, but overall I don t like fiction marketed as such I think that religious truths are conveyed much powerfully when they re not in a deliberately religious book I feel the same way about CCM Secular music that asks genuine religious questions is much compelling to me For example Did you read A Wrinkle in Time Do you remember the scene when Meg screams I LOVE YOU, CHARLES WALLACE Powerful Honest Believable Memorable It s not Christian fiction but it says everything important about love and grace and sacrifice.This book tries to do something similar, but because it s hobbled by the requirements of its genre and the shallowness of the characterization , the climax has none of the power it needs to be believable.Now add in a few weaknesses the following contains some mild spoilers 1 Yes, Carl doesn t know who he is I get it Unfortunately, I never got to know him either and therefore didn t care much The closest we get to knowing him is when he s using his skills as a...


  2. says:

    What a second great installment to The Paradise series, and by far my favorite of the series Such a profound read of hope, faith, love, and courage to be who we are meant to be I was not going to read this one, I was going to skip to Sinner, book 3 of the series because I did not think this one fit in, but boy was I ever wrong This book was the perfect fit.I love love love the characters that Dekker has created for this series So real and so deep from the inside out All people just like you and me accept for a unique few I felt like our favorite super heroes coming to the forefront to fight the evil the threatened our world I can find no better way to describe the book I found myself cheering them on with every page, crying with their failures and celebrating their victories This book had me so immersed within the pages that I did not want the story to ever end.I won t describe characters in depth in t...


  3. says:

    4 of 5 people found the following review helpful 4.0 out of 5 stars Almost a Five, October 6, 2006Ok already Apparently everyone else thinks everything Dekker does is a 5 But, I don t give out many 5 s It s kind of like when they started giving out perfect scores at the Olympics What do you do when someone does better than perfect Showdown was magnificent and Saint came somewhat short of that Dekker does a very good job of creating heroes who aren t always heroic Saint struggles with identity just like we all do in one way or another Who is he really Who can he trust Why should he care Will what he is in his heart win over what others have manipulated him to become All these question are answered at heart thumping speed And, like Showdown, don t expect this one to be a liesurely read over the holidays Read page one and you probably won t sto...


  4. says:

    Full of mystery, action, interesting and unique Christian supernatural thriller, that kept my interest from the very beginning till the end Another page turner from Ted Dekker I like it much better than Showdown It s not so weird


  5. says:

    The book starts out with this guy, Carl, waking up, no idea who he is or where he s at He sees that he is in a room chained to a bed with his wife A man walks in the room and gives Carl a challenge Carl must assassinate two targets in one hour with only two bullets without killing any one else He fails, the man kills him, his wife, and their son This covers the first few chapters of the book, it ends up going crazygonuts The thing about the plot is that you have to read Showdown before you read Saint Yes, this is set in the Books of History universe, or the Dekkerverse as I like to call it.The story starts out normal enough, but it gets to be extremely weird by the end Not Eternal Sonata makes no sense weird, like speculative fiction kind of weird I personally didn t change the overall quality of the book, but I know that some people don t like it Then again, if you ve read Showdown, you can expect the same level of oddness in Saint.Belief is the main theme of Saint, belief in God to be specific I m all for allegories, but not at the expense of the main character Half the time Carl is an awesome action hero, but towards the end he becomes a whiny punk that just wants to be a normal boy I realize that Carl is confused by this point, but it doesn t make sense that an assassin that s specifically trained not to have any e...


  6. says:

    As is becoming routine for me, I jump into the middle of a book series Haven t read any Ted Dekker before thought I would give him a read TD is a popular Christian author I say Christian because his novels are found in the Christian section of most bookstores Christian themes permeate his writing, though I would guess that some Christians would find his writing sacrilegious Faith, and zero point field theory, governs the use of supernatural powers in this second book of the Paradise Trilogy.TD s style of writing is straight forward and direct, good for a general reading audience He creates imagery suitable for his tales, is adequately descriptive, and the pace of the story is fast A good page turner I would recommend this book for a number of reasons The themes are interesting The use of zero p...


  7. says:

    The second book in Ted Dekker s Paradise Trilogy, Saint, included amazing literature but lacked in plot depth The story begins with a man named Carl who cannot remember who or where he is He is ordered to undertake a secret mission where he has one hour to infiltrate a hotel and assassinate two important guests If he fails, his wife and son will die When he returns from the mission, he finds that the mission was a sham in reality, he has no family he is training extensively to become an expert assassin Throughout the book, he struggles through understanding his identity and finding the truth about his past while executing dangerous assassinations.Saint is an excellent example of Dekker s outstanding writing He often switches between third person and first person narrative to help the reader understand the characters in the story One reason for his thrilling style of writing is his mastery of syntax Often he writes in long sentences, but when things become intense, he tends to use shorter sentences that quicken the reader s heartbeat along with the characters He also consistently ends his chapters with either a cryptic quote from a character or an unexpected action that is not resolved These techniques leave the reader unable to stop reading and frantically trying to figure out what just happened.I personally have read better books by Ted Dekker this was not one o...


  8. says:

    From a purely sci fi point of view, this story was good It kept my interest with a multitude plot of twists throughout From a Christian perspective, I thought the book fell short of its potential view spoiler In a discussion about the possibility of the main character Carl Johnny having his abilities linked to belief, it s never told what he s believing in, just belief in general Without something connected to it, belief is a string tied to a balloon that isn t there It has to be linked to something or it s an empty word without meaning or substance.In a second conversation, it s explained his powers don t come from belief, but from love The reason he lost his powers was because he didn t feel that an assassin could be loved At this point, I was waiting for some mention of God sending Jesus here to save mankind by the sacrifice of His own life, but it was never mentioned Carl Johnny links his love to Kelly and her devotion to him, and God is only mentioned in a few stray lines of dialog.In a comment about Carl Johnny going blind, it was compared to Samson losing his sight as the cost of his power However, in the Bible, it wasn t Samson s power that cost him his sight, it was when he told the secret of his strength and was robbed of his power that he lost his eyes If he had kept his mouth shut, he would ve kept his power and sight to the end of his days A slight discrepancy.The death of David Abraham felt pointless Sometimes the death of an innoc...


  9. says:

    In Saint, Carl Strople struggles to find his identity as an assassin He is not certain about who he is, but his number one goal in life is to find the truth Since he could remember, all he has been taught is how to kill as a part of an organization called the X Group His training takes place deep inside Hungary and he spends long periods of time pushing beyond his physical limits in order to be the very best sniper known to man This story takes Dekker s readers from Hungary to the streets of New York City Once assigned on a mission there to kill the president of the United Sates, things take an unexpected twist For me, Saint left me on the edge of my seat the entire time I was reading the book It is filled with unique characters and heinous antagonists I really loved the excitement, the mystery, and the adven...


  10. says:

    The book Saint was a thriller keeping you hanging at the end of every chapter Got to keep full focus If you like to guess what s going to happen in the next chapter then this book is for you, because it will throw you for many loops The main character Carl is a loving assassin that has no memory of his past but a powerful mind His mind was said to have been powerful before he was taken from his p...

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