Ambition, envy, betrayal, jealousy, and greed – all active and well in each persons heart are allowed to run free in the main character of Burn, the newest novel by Ted Dekker and Erin Healy.
Janeal Mikkado is young and ambitious. Only 17 when the book opens, Janeal is confronted with a choice that later shapes her life and impacts every other person she loves.
She makes an unwise choice. Her heart is not in check and she chooses money over her family, her friends, and her own life. She leaves her friend to die in a fire and walks away to start a new life with a new name.
For fifteen years, Janeal pursues every imaginable idea or dream she wants. But, her life is about to change. When she learns that the person she thought she left to die in the fire, Katy Morgan, actually survived, she sets out to secure her new life by whatever means possible.
“There are two chambers in every heart, one for Judas and one for John. One must be driven out or both will die.”
What follows is what I’ve come to expect from Ted Dekker. His work makes the almost imaginable believable and weaves the essence of truth throughout. This is the second novel from Ted Dekker and Erin Healy. As in their previous work Kiss, I sense that Erin Healy brings great depth to the story line, especially from the female characters.
Pick this one up. If you’ve every been pursued by unresolved issues in your past and attempted to repress them only to realize you cannot outrun the choices you’ve made, you will like this novel. I recommend it highly.
About the Author
The son of missionaries John and Helen Dekker, whose incredible story of life among headhunters in Indonesia has been told in several books, Ted Dekker learned at a very early age the difference between authentic Christianity and so-called religion. Surrounded by the vivid colors of the jungle and a myriad of cultures, Dekker received a first-class education on human nature and behavior. This, he believes, is the foundation of his writing.
After earning his Bachelor’s Degree in Religion and Philosophy from Evangel College, Dekker spent time in the corporate world before turning to writing full-time in 1997. He states that each time he writes, he finds his vision of God just a little clearer and his expression of that vision a little more vivid. Dekker’s body of work contains over twenty novels including Thr3e, The Circle Series, and Sinner. He lives in Austin, Texas, with his wife LeeAnn and their four children.
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About the Author
Erin Healy is the best-selling co-author of Burn and Kiss (with Ted Dekker) and an award-winning editor for numerous best-selling authors. She has received wide acclaim for her debut solo novel, Never Let You Go. She and her family live in Colorado.
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By Ted Dekker & Erin Healy / Thomas Nelson
# Hardcover: 400 pages
# Publisher: Thomas Nelson; (January 12, 2010)
# Language: English
# ISBN-10: 1595544712
# ISBN-13: 978-1595544711
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