Book Review- Water Walker (The Outlaw Chronicles) by Ted Dekker

Good review, but also good analysis of Christian fiction, and what makes a good story.

Author D. Marie Prokop- YA Sci/Fi and Children's Fiction

My name is Alice Ringwald but the man who kidnapped me says that’s a lie…”

Water Walker by Ted Dekker is touted as a modern day parable highlighting the dual themes of forgiveness and freedom. Here’s my thoughts…

Episode One was riveting, mysterious, and suspenseful. Characters were introduced with just enough revelation to perk the readers’ interest and leave them wanting more. The plot laid a foundation, providing a place for secrets to dance. The author entices the reader to press on, promising amazing answers to the questions proffered at the onset of the story.

But the answers were unsatisfying or simply didn’t come. The mystery devolved into stale activity. A lull settled in during Episode Two.

The characters were flat. The main character, Alice/ Eden is thirteen at the start, described as odd and highly intelligent, with references made to a conspiratorial and scientific experimental history that she has…

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My name is James Pate. This blog is about my journey. I read books. I watch movies and TV shows. I go to church. I try to find meaning. And, when I can’t do that, I just talk about stuff that I find interesting. I have degrees in fields of religious studies. I have an M.Phil. in the History of Biblical Interpretation from Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati, Ohio. I also have an M.A. in Hebrew Bible from Jewish Theological Seminary, an M.Div. from Harvard Divinity School, and a B.A. from DePauw University.
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2 Responses to Book Review- Water Walker (The Outlaw Chronicles) by Ted Dekker

  1. Thanks for the re-blog! I hope your readers enjoy my ramblings as much as I enjoy yours. Peace, D. Marie

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