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Ten years ago, Grace saw something that would forever change the course of history. When evil in its purest form is unleashed on the world, she and others from their religious community are already hidden deep in the hills of Tennessee, abiding by every rule that will keep them safe, pure - and alive. As long as they stay there, behind the red perimeter. 

Her older brother's questions and the arrival of the first outsiders she's seen in a decade set in motion events that will question everything Grace has built her life on. Enemies rise on all sides - but who is the real enemy? And what will it cost her to uncover the truth? 

For the first time, best-selling authors Ted Dekker and Rachelle Dekker team up and deliver an intense, tightly focused ride through the most treacherous world of all.

©2019 Ted Dekker and Rachelle Dekker (P)2019 Recorded Books

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My First Audio Book - Amazing!!!

I thoroughly enjoyed this book and didn't want it to end! It was very beautifully written and narrated and I left like was a part of the story. I love the way it displays love and how easily we are blinded by some of things we cling to.

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it's a good story

it's a good story. the reader made the story more entertaining. she had great carrictor voices .

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Predictable

I enjoyed this story and it was well read, but from the point where the protagonist first met a Fury I knew how the rest of the story was going to play out. So while there were some interesting twists I found the story predictable overall. Not a “Must read” but the narrator did a good job with the different voices and it was a good listen.

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decker remix

what a terrible book. I finally quit at chapter nine. while I really liked Decker's series black,red, and white as well as paradise Valley ones, this one took skimmings off all his earlier works and threw them together into a ridiculous unengaging novel

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What is the point

This story is an exercise in confusion. The author must have been on some sort of drugs. It bounces all over the place with no sense of direction. She prattles on and on and says nothing. The violence in certain scenes is very disturbing. I started listening in the pool but could not keep up with were she was going. I tryed to finish it at home it was a good sleep aid soothing as she babbled on. I am sorry I bought this abortion and would not recommend this to anyone. I don't usually do reviews just chock these rejects to bad selections but felt that buyers should be warned...

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My first book by either author!

I was not overly fond of this book, however, I will say I liked the writing style and it did keep me somewhat interested in listening to the end. I thought the narration was great! I don't think I have heard Sandy Rustin narrate another book, but I think she was a really great narrator and will keep my eyes open for other books she has narrated.

This isn't a book I would listen to again simply because of the religious undertones. I would not have purchased this had I known .

I am certainly willing to try another book by either author, this one just wasn't for me.

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Book about good and evil

I enjoyed the book. I felt that it was delivering a message of darkness and light. The narrator Sandy Rustin was very good. I have not listened to books by either author before. I will check them out for future listening.

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Preachy

I thought it would be about cults. But it was an allegory premoting the cult of Christianity. Not even a well written one.

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Cheesy.

I'm not sure if this a YA book, that would make sense and possibly make it better. It reminded me of The Celestine prophecy, which I enjoyed as a young adult but couldn't stomach when I tried to reread it as an adult, too cheesy. Also this book lacked the insite and actual good ideas that came from Celestine prophecy. The story line, about a family living in a religious cult, was weak and predictable. The characters shallow and unlikable.
If you cringe at the phrase " I'm the light of the world" then skip this one.

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Overall good ending was a bit too drawn out

Overall I enjoyed it the first 3/4 very much, but felt it got a bit preachy towards the end and started tuning out once I realized what the conclusion would be, ya we get, it just wrap it up already. But still not a bad listen

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  • Valerie B. Sawyer
  • 2019-09-16

Outstanding performance

The story is comparable to what the disciples faced in Acts when confronting the religious leaders with the truth of Jesus Christ. So, in that aspect, I liked it very much. However, Ted gets a little carried away with implying that government and laws only exist out of fear. He implies that those who break laws should not be punished because that isn't "love." As usual, Ted takes his desire to emphasize the importance of love over religion a tad too far. But overall it was a gripping story with some good supernatural elements and a narrator I could listen to forever.

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  • brett keller
  • 2019-09-11

Couldn’t put it down!

Ted Dekker always has a way of illustrating biblical Truths in a way that makes them so real, even with stretching the boundaries of reality. The revelation Grace has at the end illuminated a battle I’ve been personally struggling with the past few years to walk away from the fear that grips and identify fully with the light. Thank you for writing this book, it completely changed my view on fear, guilt, inadequacy, to see it as what binds and not beneficial as it has been taught to me (by the world’s wisdom) even at church!

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  • Shaun Eutsey
  • 2019-09-07

Tedd + Rachelle = Dynamic Father/Daughter Duo

I knew going in what the underlying story was going to be. It's why I read anything these two, individually, write. I was interested to see how they would work together. I had no doubt it would be awesome, with Tedd's ability to parableize deap truth and Rachelle's ability to enhance the human element in a story, they had to work well together. Well, I was right.

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  • Nancy Jackson
  • 2019-10-16

Outstanding!

I've liked Ted Dekker for sometime. I love the way he pushes the envelope. That says more about me than him I suppose. But this novel by he and Rachelle was outstanding. It may be because I was going through a difficult time where fear had attempted to push into my life where it was unwelcomed, and I was having quite a tussle with it. Reading this book at that perfect time was divine intervention.

I don't care if you pick it apart theologically or not. Fear is the antithesis of faith. There is NO, NONE, NADA fear in the love of Christ. The more we wrap our hearts and heads around the depth of Father God's love, the less we will sin and commit wrong acts and that is the way God designed it to be.

To just follow rules is as Jesus said, "whitewashed sepulchres". Dive deep into God's love and dwell there and you will be clean from the inside out.

THIS book reminded me of that! CONGRATULATIONS Ted & Rachelle!!

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  • Wag between Barks
  • 2019-09-12

Great book

A great story. A great reminder of what we should be living. So happy I got it.

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  • Emery
  • 2019-09-12

finally a unique, insightful book

Love the book , if you believe in a higher power which i do, ir probes the effect of fesr, love and relationships wirh an almighty God

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  • Tyler Stam
  • 2020-07-04

Legalistic cult in your past.....? READ !!!!

Once again Dekker reveals insight in an eye opening way. I came through a very conservative group and sat before elders. Painful to read parts of this, but oh so healing. Thanks Ted, you have no idea how much this helped.

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  • Gezzel Rogers
  • 2019-10-13

Facing Fear

Intense , gripping story of a community learning to face their fears and let go of religiosity.

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  • Kyle Whitaker
  • 2019-09-20

Sandy Rustin did a great job narrating.

Another classic from Ted Dekker. I really enjoyed listening to Sandy narrate the story.

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  • Mort
  • 2021-04-03

Same As Before

I have loved Dekker books for many, many years. unfortunately, they have fallen into a predictable pattern. This is the same story as the one before, and the one before that...even Rachelle's are the same, just different character names and locales. I thoroughly embrace the message of love keeps no record of wrongs and there is no fear in love, we are under grace, not law, but the stories used to be much more diverse in The Circle, The Outlaw series, etc. One knows exactly how it's going to play out before the end come. There is no suspense anymore.