I never read them though.
Everyone seemed completely obsessed, but I never did pick them up.
Well, now I have.
The Circle Trilogy by Ted Dekker are the books I'm talking about. Black. Red. White.
And now I understand what all the hype was about. These books are absolutely riveting!
The characters are believable and relatable. The story is thought-provoking, intense, suspenseful. I've been on the edge of my seat, furiously turning pages, since I picked up Black and I haven't settled down yet. I am nearly done with book 3, White, and all I can say is that these books are a must read.
The story is about a young man who gets caught between two realities. A little like Narnia...although mostly not like that at all. At any rate, both realities are facing the end of the world, basically, and he's got to save them both...somehow. In the midst of it all is the Great Romance. Elyon's wooing of his bride. I love the way that Ted Dekker has portrayed God's love (Elyon's love) of his people through these stories. It's captivating and emotional for me as a follower of Jesus myself to watch the Great Romance unfold within the confines of this trilogy. It's glorious. I really can't say enough about these books.
So if you want to be challenged in your faith, captivated by your Creator's lavishing love, and spell-bound by an intense, suspenseful story...what are you waiting for? Go read!
I'll probably be saying that all year now. I just can't get over these books. :)