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Tucked deep in the nearby canyons is a monastery long hidden from the world. Within its walls is power beyond comprehension. Yet that power is quickly slipping out of control. As dark clouds and sandstorms shut Paradise off from the rest of the world, the unthinkable happens. Readers will be shocked as they discover the true secrets of this sleepy town. The ultimate collision between good and evil begins.
Number of Pages: 400
Vendor: Thomas Nelson
Publication Date: 2008
|Dimensions: 8.38 X 5.44 (inches)|
Epic battles of good and evil are happening all around us.
Today that battle comes to town with the sound of lone footsteps clacking down the blacktop on a hot, lazy summer afternoon. The black-cloaked man arrives in the sleepy town of Paradise and manages to become the talk of the town within the hour. Bearing the power to grant any unfulfilled dream, he is irresistible.
Seems like bliss . . . but is it?
Or is hell about to break loose in Paradise?
Cari1 Stars Out Of 5ShowdownDecember 9, 2016CariQuality: 0Value: 0Meets Expectations: 0Another of Ted Dekker's books I was beyond disappointed inwould not even consider finishing the series. As I have said before, some of my favorite reads have been by him as an author. But this and House were read back to back and I absolutely despised them both. Tread lightly when choosing a book, even if it is written by someone you think you can trust. There's little, if any, redeeming qualitiesit also seems to never end.
DeidreeABoissevain, ManitobaAge: 25-34Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5March 1, 2013DeidreeABoissevain, ManitobaAge: 25-34Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I absolutely love the Paradise Series! This was an awesome book that I couldn't put down! Ted Dekker is an awesome author that knows how to keep his readers on the edge of their seats :)
danielleIdaho5 Stars Out Of 5Really good, epic book!June 23, 2012danielleIdahoQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I loved this book!!! When I first started reading it, I didn't know what to expect so I was a bit surprised with the plot...it was gory at times, and the way that the worm slime affected people was disturbing. Nevertheless, the allegory, based on Jesus's pain when he endured the cross for us, was fantastic and you don't even see it coming until it's already there! So overall, a great read that keeps you on the edge of your seat...you don't wanna miss out on this book. Another amazing good vs. evil story!!!!
RadioladyToronto, OntarioAge: 45-54Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5November 27, 2011RadioladyToronto, OntarioAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Typical fabulous Dekker! Showdown gives a wonderful picture of Christ's sacrifice and the reality of our free will! It is gory in places but in spite of the "worm gel" (which created such a vivid, disgusting picture) you want to keep reading! I absolutely loved the allegory....it was so bizarre and yet so easily understood. A late night page turner!
Robby Hall Jr.5 Stars Out Of 5August 24, 2010Robby Hall Jr.WOW! Say it backwards. WOW! I couldn't believe how great this book is. Showdown gives a FANTASTIC allegory of Christ and His great sacrifice and victory. You never know what in Heaven and Earth is going to happen next and nothing makes sense until the very end. Absolutely incredible! Bravo, Ted Dekker!