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Ted Dekker
Born (1962-10-24) October 24, 1962 (age 61)[1]
Kanggime, Yahukimo Regency, Netherlands New Guinea
GenreFantasy, Thriller, Psychological thriller, Horror, Mystery
Notable worksThr3e,
The Bride Collector,
The Priest's Graveyard,
Circle Series
SpouseLee Ann Dekker
Children4, including Rachelle

Ted Dekker (born October 24, 1962) is an American author of Christian mystery, thriller, and fantasy novels including Thr3e, Obsessed, and the Circle Series.


Dekker was born in Dutch New Guinea shortly after it had been placed under the United Nations Temporary Executive Authority before becoming a province of Indonesia. His parents, John and Helen, served as missionaries among the Dani people. Ted graduated from high school and took up permanent residence in the United States to study philosophy and religion.

In the early nineties, Dekker turned to writing novels. Over the course of three years, he wrote two full-length novels before starting from scratch and rewriting both. He moved his family to the mountains of Western Colorado and began writing full-time on his third novel. Two years and three novels later his first novel was published. To date, he has written over 30 novels and is best known for psychological thrillers and fantasy tales.

Dekker's novels have sold over 10 million copies worldwide. Two of his novels, Thr3e and House, have been made into movies. Dekker resides in the Nashville area with his wife Lee Ann and one of their daughters.[2]

The oldest of his four children, Rachelle Dekker, is also a writer.


  • 2003 Christy Award Best Fiction Book forThr3e[3]
  • 2003 ECPA Gold Medallion Award Best Fiction Book for Thr3e[3]
  • 2010 Retailer Choice Award for Green[4]
  • 2010 Audio File Earphones Award Best Audiobook for The Bride Collector[5]
  • 2010 INSPYs Bloggers Award for Excellence in Faith-Driven Literature Speculative Fiction for Green[6]
  • 2012 RT Reviewers Choice Award Inspirational Suspense for The Sanctuary[6]
  • 2014 Christy Award Best Suspense Book for Outlaw[7]
  • 2015 INSPYs Bloggers Award for Excellence in Faith-Driven Literature Mystery/Thriller for A.D. 30[6]


The Books Of History Chronicles[edit]

The Circle Series[edit]

  • Black (novel) (2004)
  • Red: The Heroic Rescue (2004)
  • White: The Great Pursuit (2004)
  • Green: The Beginning and the End (2009) (Known as "Green: The Last Stand" in The Circle 4-in-1 due to Alternate Ending)

Beyond the Circle[edit]

  • The 49th Mystic (May 2018)[8][9]
  • Rise of the Mystics (October 2018)[10]

The Paradise Series[edit]

  • Showdown (2005)
  • Saint (2007)
  • Sinner (2008)

The Lost Books Series[edit]

  • Chosen (2007)
  • Infidel (2007)
  • Renegade (2008)
  • Chaos (2008)
  • Lunatic (2009) with Kaci Hill
  • Elyon (2009) with Kaci Hill

The Books Of Mortals Series[edit]

Other Books Connected to The Books of History Chronicles[edit]


The Caleb Series[edit]

The Martyr's Song Series[edit]

  • Heaven's Wager (2000)
  • When Heaven Weeps (2001)
  • Thunder of Heaven (2002)
  • The Martyr's Song (2005)

Outlaw Chronicles[edit]

  • Outlaw (2013)
  • Eyes Wide Open (2014)
  • Water Walker (2014)
  • Hacker (2014)

A.D. Series

  • A.D. 30 (2014)
  • A.D. 33 (2015)

Short stories[edit]

  • The Promise (2005)
  • The Drummer Boy (2006)


  • The Slumber of Christianity (2005)
  • Tea with Hezbollah (2010) with Carl Medearis
  • The Forgotten Way (2015) with Bill Vanderbrush
  • The Forgotten Way Meditations (2015) with Bill Vanderbrush
  • The Way of Love, Book 1 (2018)
  • The Way of Love, Book 2 (2018)

The Dream Traveler's Quest[edit]

  • Book 1: Into the Book of Light (2018) with Kara Dekker
  • Book 2: The Curse of Shadowman (2018) with Kara Dekker
  • Book 3: The Garden and the Serpent (2018) with Kara Dekker
  • Book 4: The Final Judgment (2018) with Kara Dekker

And They Found Dragons[edit]

  • Book 1: The Boy Who Fell From the Stars (2021) with Rachelle Dekker
  • Book 2: Journey to the Silver Towers (2021) with Rachelle Dekker
  • Book 3: Rise of the Light Bringer (2021) with Rachelle Dekker

Millie Maven[edit]

  • Book 1: The Bronze Medallion (2020) with Rachelle Dekker
  • Book 2: The Golden Vial (2020) with Rachelle Dekker
  • Book 3: The White Sword (2020) with Rachelle Dekker


  1. ^ "About Ted" Teddekker.com April 2010
  2. ^ "About Ted" teddekker.com May 18, 2015
  3. ^ a b "The Reader's Advisor--Christy Award Winners". sachemlibrary.org. Archived from the original on May 21, 2015.
  4. ^ teddekker.com/2010/04/23/green-wins-retailers-choice-award/
  5. ^ teddekker.com/2010/05/14/bride-collector-wins-best-audiobook-award/
  6. ^ a b c "Awards for Ted Dekker".
  7. ^ "2014 Winners + Finalists". Archived from the original on September 20, 2016.
  8. ^ "The 49th Mystic: Beyond the Circle One by Ted Dekker". publishersweekly.com. Retrieved October 14, 2023.
  9. ^ "Review of The 49th Mystic". forewordreviews.com. April 27, 2018. Retrieved October 14, 2023.
  10. ^ "Rise of the Mystics: Beyond the Circle Two by Ted Dekker". publishersweekly.com. Retrieved October 14, 2023.

Further reading[edit]

  • Squeezing the Reader's Heart by Guthrie, Stan. Christianity Today. Oct 2005, Vol. 49 Issue 10, p. 96
  • "Ted Dekker: Black, white and read." Fowlds, Sean. Publishers Weekly 250.37 September 15, 2003
  • "Ted Dekker's Life." Joshuadigangisbiggestfan.tripod.com/bio.html. Ted Dekker Fansite, 2009
  • "Gossip, Scandal & Things Of The Odd Best-selling Author Shaped By Cannibals, Christiantiy." Copyright © 2008-2009 Infinity Books Japan All Rights Reserved. This Newsletter Created Exclusively for Infinity Books Japan by Out Sourcing Pro, n. d. Web.

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