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Book Review – – KISS by Ted Dekker

This post has been lying in my draft since June 6 2016. When I went through my draft, I saw it had earlier taken me a long time after reading it to review it. I could just forget about publishing the post since I read so many books without reviewing either  , but then, mercy prevails for this one:mrgreen:
Aaand, I’m putting up this review so it could encourage you to read it. The book does bring good lessons out. Enough preamble and ramble. Get to it.
Aaaand, Happy new month❀

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hiiii. i’ve been putting off this review for so long. i read it almost reluctantly . i just plain old believed there would be nothing unique about it. i picked it as my current read seeing as i can’t really go on for long without being on a book.

someone once said there are two kind of great books. the kind you can’t just put own, you stay awake reading till 4am in the morning and the kind you read slowly savouring every moment. this was the former. i only had a ‘tea break’ in between. i read it day 1 and it was okay. i was somewhat anxious to get back to it. i picked it on day2 at night and well i couldnt sleep till i was done. Something muat have happend that day 2.

the thing with Ted Decker, you see, is that he manages in some incomprehensible  way to bring lessons right to your nose. right to it. by the time you’re at the end of the book , you just find out the truth had been starring you in the face all along just subtly. this book was written not only by Ted Dekker but also by Erin Healy(on whom I could find nothing helpful on google). I still prefer the other book i’ve read which was written by Ted Dekker. In fact, that was my motivation for reading this one. 

Book review is fast becoming one of my best things. It’s just with the somewhat busy life i lead, reading isn’t always quick when I’m not on holiday. the girl returns to school this week for instance. long dramatic sigh.

I’ll  have you know i read the soft copy. You can e-mail me (Get in Touch)  if you want it. I didn’t know what to expect based on the TITLE,  you know . The  book had no introduction nor preface. It went straight to the prologue. It’s written in the first person P.O.V. The author’s style is semi-formal. The language was clear and the ideas were developed though not largely.

It was published in Tennessee by Thomas Nelson inc. This  book dwells largely on the past, in light of pain and perspective. It centers on the blight of old memories and the people held responsible for them. It embraced many themes and had a little opening on the theme of love. Moreover,  it focused largely on the themes of family bond and politics . 

The main characters are Shauna ,wayne, Miguel, landon. I can’t say if the characters were credible, seeing as they led quite messed up lives. But then that sometimes,  right?

My favourite chracter was an Asian woman Luang Khai; a simple house keeper whose life made Shauna understand God better. It’s true what my friend Sharon said: we are able to love God better when we’re loved by people who have been hit by that same kind of love. khai having been hit by that love, was able to live a love life.

I liked the book fairly well until i got towards the end and then I liked it very much. I would’t really change anything about the book, it all came together for a good reason.
Yes, i’ll recommend this book to anyone wanting a new perspective on how to deal with the past and forgiveness and also to every other lover of thriller.

your history is no less important to your survival than your ability to breathe

pain was not God’s plan for this life. it’s a reality but it’s not part of the plan

i’m twenty-eight now and i have long since discovered that the wounds of rejection do not heal with time. they reopen at the slightest touch,as deep as the first time they were inflicted.

family

he has kept me tethered to my sanity in ways that should earn him sainthood

now and then i consider the irony of this: how it came to be that my mother’s God, who once seemed so real and comforting to me, managed to die when she did

do you care about truth or only about the past

 

 
Have a lovely weekend,
Debby

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4 thoughts on “Book Review – – KISS by Ted Dekker

  1. I used to love Ted dekker.
    Read almost all his books.
    My fave remains the Heaven trilogy and Blessed Child.
    My love changed as his writing style changed. The love isn’t completely gone as I still have max respect for his earlier book.
    I think I started issues but never finished it. Will love to give it a second shot.
    Can you kindly email me the soft copy?
    sparkle2k3@gmail.com
    Thanks.

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    1. I haven’t read both your favorites of his work. I’ll look out for them.

      Thing is, I read one of his books which I don’t fancy much: the bride collector. It didn’t seem like his work and was disappointing particularly with the great love I had for “blink of an eye”. Now I’ll go and research the date each of the three books he authored were written. So I understand what you mean about his writing style having changed. Probably due to a personality change.

      Check your email soon. I’ll send it.

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