The Martyr’s Song – Ted Dekker

The Martyr's Song Ted Dekker
The Martyr's Song by Ted Dekker
Series: The Martyr's Song #4
Published by Thomas Nelson on August 2005
Genres: Fiction, Christian, Suspense
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QUICK HIT - Amidst chaos and pain, The Martyr’s Song cries out in the tiny Bosnian village. But it is a song of victory, a song that opens the gates of Heaven, a song that shows love and beauty in all its breathtaking reality.

Father Michael saw the soldiers as they encroached upon the little village in Bosnia, for the most part hidden from the ravages of war. Karadzic and his men descended upon the village; Karadzic confidently, his men warily. The village would never be the same.

If the story sounds familiar, and the names ring a bell, it’s because the story is told in a more condensed form within When Heaven Weeps. In The Martyr’s Song, Ted Dekker tells an already-told but yet brand new story of what happens when a small village is faced with the personification of evil. You’ll learn how this story, impacts a girl named Marci who thinks she isn’t beautiful. You’ll be introduced to a bit more of side plot and back story not discussed in When Heaven Weeps. If you haven’t read When Heaven Weeps, then prepare to open your eyes to see the skin beyond this world into the realer reality seen through the eyes of eternity.

Karadzic orders the villagers to carry their crosses—huge gravestone crosses—on their backs. If God is with them, God will save them. If they drop their cross, the priest will die. But one young girl, Nadia, cannot bear to see the cruelty and speaks out, teaching us all a lesson about life, love, and a craving for Heaven. Amidst chaos and pain, The Martyr’s Song cries out in the tiny Bosnian village. But it is a song of victory, a song that opens the gates of Heaven, a song that shows love and beauty in all its breathtaking reality.

But The Martyr’s Song is more than a book. Thanks to Todd Agnew, it’s now an actual song that you can experience in the video below. Click HERE to read Todd’s explanation of how the song came to be.

I’ve been waiting to dance with you
In fields full of colors you’ve never seen
I’ve been waiting to show you beauty
You never dreamed that’s always been in you
I’ve been waiting to see you tremble as you’re embraced
By a world saturated with my love
I’ve been waiting for the day when at last I get to say
My child you are finally home

Sing O son of Zion
Shout O child of mine
Rejoice with all your heart and soul and mind
For you are finally home

I’ve been waiting to watch you realize
What all your longing was for
I’ve been waiting to show you the thread of grace
That ran through all your pain
I’ve been waiting to let you drink the water of which
Your greatest joy on earth was just a taste
I’ve been waiting for the day when at last I get to say
My child you are finally home

Sing O son of Zion
Shout O child of mine
Rejoice with all your heart and soul and mind
Sing O daughter of Zion
Cry out O child of mine
Dance with all the strength that you can find
For you are finally home

Every tear you cried dried in the palm of my hand
Every lonely hour was by my side
every loved one lost, every river crossed
Every moment, every hour was pointing to this day
*I’ve been longing for this day*

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About Ted Dekker

Ted Dekker is a New York Times best-selling author of more than forty novels. He is best known for stories which could be broadly described as suspense thrillers with major twists and unforgettable characters, though he has also made a name for himself among fantasy fans. Dekker’s novels have sold over 5 million copies worldwide. Two of his novels, Thr3e and House, have been made into movies with more in production. Dekker resides in Austin, Texas with his wife Lee Ann and two of their daughters.

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