12.3.2008 — Leave a comment

Thankfully, I didn’t know that Saint by Ted Dekker was the second in a series!

I picked up Saint at a local discount store for under $5 after reading the author’s name and remembering that I enjoyed Dekker’s collaboration with Peretti and another novel, Thr3e.

Like the previous works, this, too, was a quick-and-exciting read. I don’t think I was hindered having not read the previous book in the series and I hope to be able to pick that book up one day and catch the back-story to this great novel.

The story follows somewhat of a Jason Bourne movie-esque adventure. There’s plenty of Spiritual under-and-over-tones to keep things “Christian”, but I would NOT label this book necessarily as overtly “Christian Fiction” – which I think is a good thing!

I think Authors who are Christians should be more often using their God-given talents to write good literature than they are making sure they “please” the Christian subculture. Ted Dekker seems to have filled that niche with Saint fairly well. I haven’t read any other reviews of this book, but I would assume that there is probably some talk in our subculture that this book would never fit into the Christian Fiction Canon.