Immanuel's Veins

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Immanuel's Veins is a Christian novel by the New York Times Bestselling Author Ted Dekker that was released in America on September 7, 2010.[1] It follows the life, love, and death of Saint Thomas the Beast Hunter of Russia in the 1st person. (Thomas is mentioned briefly, twice, in Dekker's book Green.) This is Ted Dekker's first published 1st person book.[2]


In 1772, the Cantemir family is placed in the safe-keeping of Toma Nicolescu by Catherine the Great. He soon falls in love with Lucine Cantemir, the daughter of the family he is sworn to protect. Although, the fact of his love is kept secret from even her, for he is faithful to his duty. But then, Vlad van Valerik comes onto the scene and starts courting Lucine, and Toma is alerted by this, whether it be in a sense of danger, or out of jealousy.[3]

The Netherlands controversy[edit]

In the Netherlands, Immanuel's Veins was not published because it was deemed by the Dutch publisher to be 'too sensual'. Dekker defended his novel by saying it was no more sensual than the Song of Solomon in the Bible. His American publisher, Thomas Nelson, saw no reason not to publish the novel, and it was released in America on schedule.[4]


  1. ^ "Immanuel's Veins in Stores Today". 2010-09-07. Retrieved 2010-09-16. 
  2. ^ "Immanuel's Veins Excerpt « The Forest Guard Chronicles". 2009-12-21. Retrieved 2010-07-10. 
  3. ^ "Immanuel's Veins". 2010-06-19. Retrieved 2010-07-10. 
  4. ^ "The Final Taboo: Why Holland has banned my novel, Immanuel's Veins". 2010-09-01. Retrieved 2010-09-16. 

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