Would you die for what you believe in?

Book Review by Amanda Mould

SINNER by Ted Dekker. Category: Christian Fiction

The book Sinner, by Ted Dekker tells of the extreme lengths we as believers need to go to to stand up for our faith. In today’s climate of political turmoils, do we really know the implications of the laws passed by our governmen?

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Be warned, this book is not for the faint hearted. If you like suspense, edge-of-your-seat thrillers, then this is the book for you. Be warned evil is not painted with a colorful brush in this story and evil does do the things that are normally swept under the carpet.

The book deals with the consequences of the Hate Speech Bill if it is enforced. Though the story is about the USA, we as South Africans need to be taking heed of the fact that we need to be aware of what is going on around us and not be complacent.

Some say roll with the punches. Drift with the tide. Nothing can stop the inevitability of change. There was a time when 300 Spartans disagreed with such banal thinking and stood in the gap. Now it’s time for the 3 000 to stand in the gap. Sinner is the story of Marsuvees Black, a personification of raw evil who speaks with wicked persuasion far more destructive than swords or guns. Beware all who stand in his way. It’s the story of Billy Rediger and Darcy Lange, two unsuspecting survivors of a research project gone bad, who discover that they are quite extraordinary, perhaps the two single most powerful souls in the land. Listen to them or pay a terrible price. And it’s the story of Johnny Drake, the one who comes out of the desert and leads the 3 000. Follow him and die. But most of all, Sinner is the story of the USA just around the corner when all that was once held sacred in a free land where any man, woman or child could worship as they pleased and say what they believed on any street corner is shredded in the name of tolerance. Sacrificed on the altar of hate crimes. Smothered by laws. Most will roll with the punches. Most will drift with the tide. But not all. Not the 3 000.

Please remember when reading fiction that here might be some truths in the story but you need to be extremely discerning about what you take as fact and what is fiction. These books are meant to be entertaining with an underlying message. The only truth is to be found in the Word of God, the Bible.

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