Ted Dekker's fast-paced, heart-pulsing plots always deliver excitement and intrigue. However, for Christians, Dekker's subtler message of worldview, faith and philosophy as worked out through his characters' thoughts and lives is the better catch. While the story is a page-turner, more often than not careful readers must step back, pause for a few moments of contemplation and ask themselves if they agree with Dekker's premises on living out a life of faith in such an anti-Christian world. Further, there are specific instances when Dekker's fans must take it slow enough to digest the questions he poses and intermittently prods fellow believers to examine for themselves.
In SAINT, protagonist Carl Str