Outlaw

Outlaw

Book - 2013
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"The story of how I, Julian Carter, and my precious two-year old son, Stephen, left Atlanta Georgia and found ourselves on a white sailboat, tossed about like a cork on a raging sea off of Australia's northern tip in 1963, is harrowing. But it pales in comparison to what happened deep in the jungle where I was taken as a slave by a savage tribe unknown to the world. Some places dwell in darkness so deep that even God seems to stay away. There, my mind was torn in two by the gods of the earth. There, one life ended so another could begin. Some will say I was a fool for making the choices I made. But they would have done the same. They, too, would have embraced death if they knew what I knew, and saw through my eyes. My name is Julian and this is my story. But more, it is the story of my son who was born to change the world." From deep in the impenetrable jungles where New York Times bestselling author Ted Dekker was born and raised, comes OUTLAW, an epic adventure of two worlds that perhaps only he could write. Full of harrowing twists, sweeping violence, and wild love, Outlaw takes us beyond the skin of this world to another unseen"--Publisher.
Publisher: New York : Center Street, 2013
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781599954158
159995415X
Characteristics: 345 pages ; 24 cm

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ebotsikos
Sep 13, 2015

Really had a hard time trying to figure this book out. First part is this air-head ditz going to New Guinea to follow a dream she keeps having...gets captured by a savage tribe...and then the second half of the book is about her son, now grown up and mentored by some Shaman. There is a lot of spiritualism and religious ideas thrown in here and if that's your cup of tea, kudos. But me, I couldn't grasp where the book was going so for that reason, I'm not recommending this book.

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Reads_A_Lot
Apr 18, 2015

The first part about Julian’s journey is harrowing, heartbreaking, and stunningly incredible all at the same time. The 2nd part is Stephen's story about showing love to a group of people overcome with power struggles and hate. The author treats the fictitious tribe respectfully. The story is surprising at points. I liked the jungle setting-- I enjoyed it.

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funkydave
Jan 27, 2015

my first Ted Dekker book and now i am hooked! Very powerful writer and some very incredible and inspiring messages. He cuts to the heart of what the "Good News" is all about. This book has challenged to live to really live and love more! Good Job! 5 stars for sure

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dannnn
Jul 21, 2014

Just fiction. Not great. The women may like it.

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Nymeria23
Mar 21, 2014

Incredible. Inspiring. Eye-opening. I wasn't expecting to read this book, but I'm glad I did. Very well written, and cuts to the core (like most Ted Dekker books). Two thumbs up!

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marcimeyering
Feb 15, 2014

This book was WONDERFUL. After the section titled "18 years later" I was incredibly challenged. I copied parts of it and may use it as part of my devotions. The challenge is to separate our true self, our life in Christ, with these earthly bodies we are so consumed by.

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Jakari
Feb 03, 2014

Really good book!! It has some very key themes about forgiveness and redemption and belonging to Christ hidden amongst the drama and adventure of the exciting story!

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Perry2
Dec 17, 2013

I am a fan of Ted Dekker, and I couldn't wait to read this latest book because of the fact that some of the storyline comes straight from his childhood, however, I found myself a little disappointed. In true Dekker form, there are twists and unexpected turns, but I felt confused more than surprised. I didn't know where the book was going and then when it got there it left me feeling like it was a long way of getting somewhere all too quickly. Strange ending in my opinion but if you like this author then it's worth the read.

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