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.
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An Assault On The Senses
The Girl Behind The Red Rope by Ted Dekker and Rachelle Dekker is a marvellous Christian dystopian novel that will grip you from the start.
The novel has its basis in 1 Corinthians:13 – perfect love casts out all fear. We witness that life is a spiritual battle. It is so much more than we can hear, see and touch. We need the spiritual gift of discernment as we face tough choices in an attempt to uncover the truth.
Fear will always bind us. “Fear me alone, and I will always protect you from evil.” Living in fear is not what God would wish for us. Fear stops us from living out our faith. Whatever we feed will thrive. We need to feed our faith and starve our fears.
We need to be careful as to the voices we listen to. We need the life affirming voice of God. “Afraid that I’ll never be good enough to be clean.” God asks us to come to Him and He will change us. We do not have to clean our act up first. We need to be wary of those who seek to deceive us. In life we may well meet wolves in sheep clothing. We need to be so close to God that we will recognise them when they appear. When we draw near to God and know Him intimately, He will open our eyes and ears to the truth and the truth will set us free.
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