From the back cover of “Rise of the Mystics” by Ted Dekker:
Some say the great mystery of how one can live in two worlds at once died with Thomas Hunter many years ago. Still others that the gateway to that greater reality was and is only the stuff of dreams.
They are wrong.
In The 49th Mystic, Rachelle Matthews found the first three of five ancient seals through great peril and mind-altering adventure. But two seals remain hidden, and the fate of both worlds hangs in the balance. As Rachelle sits deep in a dungeon, Vald Smith is just getting started. Thomas Hunter’s world is about to be turned inside out.
The clock is ticking; the end rushes forward.
Ready? Set? Dream.
I have been looking forward to the second and final installment of Beyond the Circle since I finished “The 49th Mystic”. In “The Rise of the Mystics” author Ted Dekker continues Rachelle’s journey to find the remaining two seals, but her dream connections have been cut off. Seeing each version of Rachelle, one on Earth, the other on Other Earth, was fascinating.
The book raises many questions about consciousness, spirituality, and faith, but will probably leave a strange after taste in the orthodox Christian’s mouth. Dekker brings back similar themes as book one with messages like overcoming fear with love.
I really enjoy the story as fiction, but I’m hesitant about the theology promoted.
I received a copy of this book in exchange for my fair and honest review.