Talk:Ted Dekker

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NPOV and mild retardation?[edit]

The phrase "in a true spirit of Christian charity" seems to violate NPOV. Also, without having the text to the reference article available, I question the wording of saying that Dekker himself suffers from "mild retardation"--the retardation article says that even borderline retardation is going to max out at IQ 79, and I have a hard time imagining a person with that level of functioning getting a Bachelor's, managing a healthcare company, and then writing novels for a living. If he has a learning disability or a mild autism spectrum disorder or something, that would make more sense, but retardation seems out of the question. I believe that this should be removed unless someone can produce the actual quotes from the article and, for that matter, evidence of its existance; the publication it's supposedly from only gets one reference on Google, and that's here. 14:58, 12 December 2006 (UTC)

Project Showdown link[edit]

I put a link to Project Showdown on the page because, even though the site doesn't have manyt members, it has easy-to-access info that can't be found on either the official Ted Dekker site or on wikipedia. If you see it fit to remove the link, go ahead.

Is Skin part of the Circle/ books of history series?[edit]

When I read skin, I found no connection, but then I read Chosen when Johnis sees the guy from summersville talking about a killer. Then I remember in the book when the guy (whose name escapes me) sees a boy in the desert, now revealed to be Johnis. It doesn't have Skin on the list, yet when you go to Skin's page it says it is part of the circle series. I am not sure, but I just wanted to throw it out there. Mew Mitsuki (talk) 00:29, 20 February 2008 (UTC)

Most of Dekkers books are related. For example: in House the villians name is Barsidious White, White is the title of the third Circle book; in Showdown the villian is Marsuvees Black, Black is the first Circle book; and in Skin the villian is Sterling Red, Red is the second Circle book. Also, A man with a sword on a black horse in the dessert is seen in skin; Justin, from Red, is described as a man with a sword on a black horse in the dessert. In Showdown and Saint, the books of history show up from the Circle trilogy. Several characters have been seen in multiple seemingly unrelated Dekker books. I could go on and list many more, maybey we should make an article about the connections. But to answer your question, purple is not a part of the Circle TRILOGY. (I bold trilogy to point out the three book status of trilogies.) It is connected just like every other Dekker book. Saksjn (talk) 14:28, 25 February 2008 (UTC)

Well..I knew that. It's just some of his books (Blessed Child, A Man called Blessed, A Martyr's Song (I think,) series, obsessed and blink) have nothing to do with the books that are connected. But, yeah, its not part of the triliogy. But it is connected. Mew Mitsuki (talk) 14:19, 5 March 2008 (UTC)

It is connected its just we havnt heard to much about it but basicaly hes trying to go ahead and establish that these realities are intertwined and i believe we will see more about it later on in the lost book series. Also if you remember the original program for the machine was the desert and destroying evil and what not EagleAlex (talk) 15:38, 28 January 2009 (UTC)

Another connection, in case you want it-- In "White", when Thomas is reading from a book of history, it mentions the early childhood of Kevin, the main character of "Thr3e". Bpenguin17 (talk) 20:28, 10 November 2009 (UTC)

How to show genres[edit]

How do we edit the info box to show the genre list? Saksjn (talk) 14:29, 25 February 2008 (UTC)

Resolved: :: Kevinalewis : (Talk Page)/(Desk) 14:52, 25 February 2008 (UTC)

Showdown the Graphic Novel[edit]

In the back of White: The Graphic novel it says 'look out for Showdown:The Graphic Novel in 2008'. So, shouldn't that be on the list of Grpahic Novels? I mean, we are more sure of that being a grpahic novel than the others since it actually has an advertisement, and the others we are just assuming since it seeems to whole Books of History books are becoming graphic novels. Mew Mitsuki (talk) 13:10, 12 March 2008 (UTC)


The Showdown Graphic novel has officially been canceled. -Gregg - Ted Administrator —Preceding unsigned comment added by Midiboy (talkcontribs) 03:21, 1 December 2009 (UTC)

Dekker Template[edit]

Should we edit the template to show that Lunatic and Elyon are Lost Books? I was also wondering about the Circle Series. Should we put Green as part of the Circle SERIES (not trilogy) because that's what it says on Ted's official website? It's under recent news if anyone else wants to read about it. I thTed Dekker is theost amazing aouth


I am trying to write an article for blessed child and there is a redirect to this main page disallowing me to post the article so if sombody who is more computer savy than me please cut this redirect down plz and thnx EagleAlex (talk) 16:56, 23 February 2009 (UTC)


This entire article is far to lauditory to be called neutral. He's known for unforgettable characters? I've never read any Ted Dekker, but that claim is surely subjective. Someone whose formiliar with his work should really edit this article, taking out the bias it currently displays. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 22:47, 16 March 2009 (UTC)

Many sections in this article, mainly the Later writing career section, look like copy-paste from a promotional website or incredibly biased. The part where it talks about meeting with him or a convention reads like a blurb on the back of one of his novels. (talk) 01:53, 5 July 2009 (UTC)

Agreed. The article really should have a questionable neutrality alert on it - I have read some of Dekker's work, but none of it demands (or merits) the type of superlative descriptions that we find here. BubbyDaddy (talk) 12:49, 11 May 2011 (UTC)


I'm putting Green after Black, Red and White, because it both was written after, and took place after. It shouldn't be considered a prequel at all. In fact, itwould ruin a lot of the rest of the Circle Series if you read it first. Trust me, I know this type of stuff from experience.

You also should NOT read the Paradise Books in ANY order other than Showdown, Saint and Sinner. The fact that they're not direct sequels doesn't have anything to do with it. If you read them in any other order, you get huge spoilers without even realizing it until it's too late.--Arkatox (talk) 21:45, 16 January 2010 (UTC)

Assessment comment[edit]

The comment(s) below were originally left at Talk:Ted Dekker/Comments, and are posted here for posterity. Following several discussions in past years, these subpages are now deprecated. The comments may be irrelevant or outdated; if so, please feel free to remove this section.

Changed the date on kiss from 2008 to january 2009

and added the month of release date into the rest of the books i would also say the Writing Career portion of the biography need the chronioligy cleaned up my link for the info is

EagleAlex (talk) 17:00, 28 January 2009 (UTC)

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