Who Do You Want To Be?
Nine by Rachelle Dekker is a fast paced futuristic Christian thriller that will have your heart racing as you read.
The novel is about choosing who you want to be. You need to discover your identity and whose you are and then you will know who you are. We are not destined to repeat the mistakes of our parents. Neither do we need to repeat our pasts. We are free to write our futures learning from the past.
There is the theme of trust. Sometimes our trust is misplaced as people deliberately set out to deceive us.
A name change signifies a character change. When we become a Christian, Jesus gives us a new name. He calls us His child, His beloved.
Life is a battle between the forces of good and evil. It is no coincidence that the evil one is called the deceiver and the father of lies. We need to de-tune his voice and tune into the life affirming voice of God.
There is a powerful force that is capable of changing hearts and minds – and that is the power of love. We see the effects of love on the characters within the novel. Love de-ices hearts of stone. Love changes lives for good. Love is what makes us fully human. We love because He first loved us.
Nine was a cleverly constructed thriller. It follows on from The Girl Behind The Red Rope as it mentions scenes, places and names from there. I would recommend reading that first to enable you to have a fully rounded experience of understanding of Nine but you do not have to. Nine can be read in isolation.
The action is fast paced. The reader twists this way and that as we try to decipher the action and predict the outcome.
Nine is an exciting read that fully engages the reader’s senses as we experience a roller coaster ride of emotional responses as we work our way through this book.
I received this book for free. A favourable review was not required and all views expressed are my own.