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Dive deep into the stories that began it all.Ted Dekker's first novels--collected together for the first time.This trilogy is the collection of three gripping, psychological thrillers that peel back the skin of this world to reveal a supernatural reality rarely seen.A daring wager of life and death in Denver.An unfathomable leap of faith in a small Balkan village near theDive deep into the stories that began it all.Ted Dekker's first novels--collected together for the first time.This trilogy is the collection of three gripping, psychological thrillers that peel back the skin of this world to reveal a supernatural reality rarely seen.A daring wager of life and death in Denver.An unfathomable leap of faith in a small Balkan village near the end of WWII.A global struggle for power that begins deep in the Amazon jungle.All three stories are bound together by one family's timeless, harrowing discovery of love and all that is unseen.The Heaven Trilogy offers a window into a world more real and vital than most people ever discover here on earth.A hidden world where the real dramas of the universe--and our daily lives--continually unfold."Well, well, well, guess what I've found. A fiction writer with a rare knack for a compelling story. Expansive...Clever...A provocative read." --Best-selling author Frank Peretti for Heaven's Wager"Don't miss this book. Don't miss this author's writing. And don't miss the point. Beautiful and suspenseful. I'll have to read this one agian."--Eric Wilson, author of the Jerusalem Unded Trilgoy, for When Heaven Weeps...

Title : The Heaven Trilogy: Heaven's Wager, Thunder of Heaven, and When Heaven Weeps
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The Heaven Trilogy: Heaven's Wager, Thunder of Heaven, and When Heaven Weeps Reviews

  • Denise
    2018-09-29 15:08

    All three books in the Heaven Trilogy share two themes: 1. The fact that God’s love is so strong that He will go to extraordinary lengths to reach an individual, and 2. The idea that a person can be called to make a significant difference in the life of anotherThe first theme is played out very differently in each book, but it easier to follow the second theme in a direct line through each story if you think about the trilogy in chronological order (When Heaven Weeps, followed by Heaven’s Wager and Thunder of Heaven). From that perspective, you can see how God used Jan to impact millions of people spiritually through ministry during his lifetime and how his role in turning Helen into the woman we met in the last two books allowed him to physically impact millions of others even after his death. My reviews of the individual books are below, but overall I give the trilogy 4 stars.September 15, 2011- Heaven's Wager (5 stars)Without revealing too much, I'll summarize Heaven’s Wager as a twist on a classic Bible story. I'm giving the book five stars, not so much because I loved the story, but because I found it to be truly mind bending. Heaven's Wager really illustrates the lengths that God will go to achieve His ultimate goals in someone's life. If you are a Christian, it may also make you reflect on your own faith, especially if you've ever asked God to use you for His purposes.Because I mention a couple of characters in my larger review of the trilogy, I’ll note that Helen Jovic is introduced in this book. She is best described as a wise and outspoken, but eccentric, prayer warrior. Helen is the only character that appears in all three novels.June 27, 2012 - When Heaven Weeps (4 stars) and Thunder of Heaven (2 stars)When Heaven Weeps and Thunder of Heaven follow a similar pattern. The reader is introduced to a somewhat ideal setting that is then shattered by tragedy. Dekker then fast forwards to the future, where you see how at least one of the characters has rebuilt their life. That character then feels God’s draw on his/her life, and the true story begins. By the end of the novel, you’re able to understand why God may have allowed the character to go through the earlier tragedy.When Heaven Weeps While not as mind bending as Heaven’s Wager, When Heaven Weeps is my favorite book in the trilogy. Chronologically, it is the first book in the series, and allows you to learn Helen Jovic’s back story. Helen was a unique and interesting character in Heaven’s Wager, but she becomes even more intriguing once you know of her life as a young adult. This book left me with some of the most beautiful images of God’s love for man that I’ve come across in Christian literature, and it is one of the best stories of romantic love between a man and a woman that I’ve ever read.Thunder of Heaven Perhaps I reached a bit of Ted Dekker or Heaven Trilogy fatigue by the time I read Thunder of Heaven, but the fact that the book shares so many similarities with When Heaven Weeps made this a much less interesting read. I did like the basic story line, but at times it seemed to move slowly and overall it felt like there were a few too many minor characters. Most of the book is in 3 star territory – it isn’t a stellar read, but it isn’t terrible either. However, I was disappointed in the last couple of chapters. As a suspense novel, there were several questions introduced early on that were answered as the storyline drew to a close. One of them was addressed in the last chapter or two, but in a way that just didn’t make sense. There were no clues that led to that answer, and it raised tons of new questions. Most of them were quickly addressed in the epilogue, but not enough of them. I really was left with the feeling that Dekker got to the end of the book and thought “Shoot, I forgot about that. What’s the quickest way to address it?” This literary band aid resulted in me giving the book a low rating.

  • Whitney
    2018-09-24 23:00

    These three books were wonderful! My favorite is the first one - Heaven's Wager - which takes place in modern times. I found it to be both exciting and powerful, giving a glimpse of what heaven might be like. The second book, Thunder of Heaven, which takes place years earlier and tells more about some of the characters from the first book, shows a hint of how deep God's love for us is. Finally, the third book, When Heaven Weeps, which takes place a bit after the first with a few of the same characters, shows how God works throughout lives to create a masterful plan. (view spoiler)[I love how these three books parallel Bible stories - Job, Hosea and Gomer, and, finally, Jonah and Rahab. (hide spoiler)]

  • Crystal
    2018-09-20 18:10

    I think I have just discovered another favorite author. I am not a very religious person per se, but with these books you don't have to be. The stories are incredible. I picked up this book and "The Circle," which contains four books in one. I am a fast reader and I was happy that these books were so large. I was able to read the whole series without having to wait in between time. Each story from all the books were stand alone stories, but had a few characters interwoven into each story, so you could see the relationship between what was happening in each book. All I can say is this man is an incredible writer and I will now be looking for his other books.

  • Seirra Lizzy
    2018-10-16 18:05

    It pulled me in. Sucked me into a vortex that still resonates with me. Then it made me cry, and laugh, then cry, then pray and fell in love with every single main character.

  • Joey Bryant
    2018-10-10 15:46

    THe Heaven Trilogy would be the first "Christian Fiction" genre that i've read it completely hooked me! Ted Dekker is amazing, and i Am all for amazingly entertaining fiction that is Christian based and totally interesting, what a page turner! This is a trilogy so to be completely Honest i finished reading "Heavens Wager, Thunder of Heaven, and about 1/4 of "When Heaven Weeps". I am not the best reader by any Means... i would actually categorize myself as a beginner, but this book def got me hooked in the genre. I believe more of my peers would Become readers if they had something worth reading! What better to read than stories that incorporate JESUS CHrist and are totally entertaining! TED DEKKER is an amazing author that evokes the essence of Christ throughout his writings! Check it out! Great Read!

  • Melinda Crews Kirkley
    2018-09-30 21:59

    As a Christian, these books really spoke volumes to my soul. The question is always asked, "Would you die for Jesus?" Of course, every Christian would say yes, of course, they would. The situations in these books could be real and begs the question, "If you were the one in these books, in these situations, would you still die for Christ or would you beg to live?" The descriptions of the scenarios and the twists and turns throughout these books kept me interested and had me turning the next page. I had to see what was going to happen next. This set was definitely some of the better Christian fiction books I have read that had meaning behind the storyline.

  • Becca
    2018-10-09 14:56

    I really enjoyed this series! The only reason I didn't give it five stars was because the last book was a little slower. But WOW! Amazing. It has a little bit of everything; love, action, suspense, etc. It is also challenging to the Christian faith, urging readers to live like Christ--showing the ultimate love through death. Highly recommend!

  • Kelly
    2018-10-05 17:43

    I couldn't put this book down! I love Ted Dekker's books but had never read his first novels until now. Different than his later writings. More raw and obvious. The stories pulled me in and the way he described Christ's love for us was just amazing. I found myself saying 'wow' throughout the three books. So so great!

  • Moni
    2018-10-10 18:10

    God is LOVE and in LOVE with you.Awesome read. I wept with joy and pain from my soul. It will indulge your every spiritual part. You will finish changed from when you began. In Jesus name.

  • Rachel
    2018-09-24 16:53

    The books that started it all... Dekker's first novels paint a picture of a world in which things are never what they seem. A good reminder that there is always more going on than we can ever imagine.

  • Autumn
    2018-09-20 17:07

    I thoroughly enjoyed this trilogy.

  • Kim
    2018-09-20 20:11

    I believe this is the most wonderful series I have ever read. I have read so many of Ted Dekker's books, and this trilogy might be my absolute favorite.

  • Deb
    2018-09-23 17:08

    real drama of the world, makes it so interesting to move forward in life! one of my favorite authors.

  • Keithandcindy
    2018-09-19 22:55

    Awesome!!!

  • Laura
    2018-10-11 16:03

    Very early on in this book. So far the first few chapters were too overly descriptive and distracting from the story line.

  • Matt
    2018-09-25 19:59

    I'd give the first book a 4star, second book 3star, and the last one 3.5star. I liked them overall, just felt like lots of slow moving parts that were enough to keep me from wanting to pick the book back up. Just not what I'm used to with Dekker...

  • Deborah Stuckey
    2018-10-20 22:03

    Excellent!I thoroughly enjoyed this trilogy. I cried laugh you name it. I recommend this, you will not regret it.I love the characters, I love the theme of God's and forgiveness throughout each book!

  • Jennifer Groce
    2018-10-01 22:43

    A must readThis trilogy is a must read for Dekker fans and should be read by all. Great books start to finish, you will not be disappointed!

  • Adrienna
    2018-10-14 23:03

    Heaven's Wager speaks about the supernatural revelations and visions that God can give us, those who serve him, and Helen does just that. It also passed down her generational line, whereas her daughter Gloria was able to know and see a little and her grandson, Spencer who is only 10. The wages of death is sin; so will you choose to reject or accept Jesus Christ. Still trying to read into why the book is entitled "Heaven's Wager" and what Kent Anthony is going to do once he lost his wife Gloria, and swindled out of his major project including million dollar bonus he so rightfully earned (at least he thought). I actually can feel the tension as I read since I know how the corporate world can be with your ideas and hard work, whereas they take the credit for it. Moreover, I love how the author brought out the outlandish biblical stories we say we believe but do we really, as Helen points out and tells her Pastor that she is walking 24 miles, 8 hours a day for example. She wonders why he cannot believe something simple like this, but thinks about her bad knees and legs at her age. You will discover, there is a purpose for everything, a season and a reason, and watch the two collide and which side will be chosen. Satan's wager on God's pager, see who wins! 4 stars. "When Heaven Weeps" not sure what to expect with a title like that...started reading and see it is about carrying the load literally that the solider wants to see the believers do. We say we will pick up the cross and follow Christ, but this solider wants them to do it for real with heavy gravestones on their backs. Seems like battle between atheist (contradicting Christianity beliefs of Jesus the Christ) vs. Christian (Father Michael, the priest); challenging his beliefs and throwing parts of the Bible in his face...and believing in this Jesus is stupid and they are fools but hope believers are able to reveal the truth, and remove the scales from his eyes! 3 stars."Thunder of Heaven" third book of the series. Sadly this storyline didn't work for me. I read most of it, only had about 12% via eBook left to read. It was an updated version of Jonah and Ninevah, where Tanya aka Sherry Blake was called and chosen for a purpose that she didn't want to do...but went back to the jungle, a place where both of her parents were murdered. 2 stars.Ironically, every book had a HELEN, one who was looking to save another or help them find salvation (book 1), another who need the saving and find Christ and true love even at a near-death experience on the cross (book 2), and lastly Helen from previous book if not mistaken (book 3).

  • Jeffrey Weir
    2018-10-08 17:58

    I'm not going to break down each story in this trilogy. Considering it has taken about a year to finish it, I don't remember much about the first one. Recently, I decided it was time to finish all my 'currently reading' books before taking on any more books. First off, these are three completely different storylines and are a trilogy by a very thin connection. The protagonist of the first book is the brother in law or something of someone's mom in the third story, and the protagonist of the second one is an adopted grandfather of the protagonist of the third one. The connections aren't important, but they all have a common thread. The purpose of them being called the Heaven trilogy is that each one deals in a way with our ultimate destination. Some of the characters get visions of heaven and other surreal and supernatural visions that are foreshadowing of events to come. The individual plotlines are nothing supernatural or special, but it's the way the characters deal with the challenges and meet God in each case. Overall, the stories are very good, but I guess my main problem was they're predictable. Though this was one of Dekker's earlier works, I had it in my mind that it was his newest work, so I had to remind myself that this came before just about everything else of his I've ever read. To this end, I've noticed that he harps on the same themes over and over. While the love of God never gets old and never runs out, he tends to overplay it in the stories. These are still unique stories and, apart from Dekker's other books, unlike most everything else I've ever read. The opening flashback of the second book certainly was the most powerful visual for me. Sacrifice, redemption, and love characterize all these stories. Overall they are good reads, but a bit simplistic compared to Dekker's other stories.

  • Kammera
    2018-09-30 17:58

    This was a 3 book series under one cover. Heaven's Wager was my least favorite. I just felt like the main character Kent wasn't fully developed. I didn't really CARE about him. However , I really liked the second book, Thunder of Heaven and the third book Heaven Weeps much better. Dekker's message of God's LOVE was central to all three of his books. His development of characters and situations that demonstrated God's Orchestration in our lives really struck a chord for me. When we ask the "Why" of life's agonies and tragedies, God has the answers and truly our best interests at heart whether we can see the answers or whether or not we agree with the answers. Dekker also shows the reader how Prayer is one of the most important things that human beings should be engaging in on a daily basis. A main character, Helen is a prayer intercessor and Dekker brilliantly shows the beauty of this calling. It made me jealous! What better life is there than to see Heaven's laughter?There is A LOT of action and adventure if readers shy away from the above themes. CIA, drug smuggling, nuclear bomb plots, etc... This book weighs in at over a hefty 1000 pages so dig in!!!

  • Sara Jensen
    2018-10-19 19:55

    I really got into 'Heavern's Wager' - read late into the night and was hoping the 'baddy' (waiting to be saved) would pull it off. Was I wrong for wanting that?! 'Thunder of Heaven' was OK too - but the whole flower thing seemed a bit of a distraction to me. I get that Helen is like we are - SO flawed...but everything seemed a bit spectacular. 'When Heaven Weeps' I just didn't like. The plot just seems too forced and too many way out things explaining why characters did what they did. On the publishing side - very disappointed that the publishers recommended reading 'The Matyr's Song' first i.e. you'll want to buy that before reading this, when it's all in Thunder of Heaven anyway. Feel ripped off. Paid close to UD$10 for The Matyr's Song and it was so short - read it in a couple of hours and didn't add anything to reading the trilogy, so save your money there. They say there's no order to read these, but I'd recommend the following: Thunder of Heaven, Heaven's Wager and When Heaven Weeps.

  • D Carr
    2018-10-15 17:50

    I'm just finishing up the third book and I must say I have enjoyed this trilogy.The first book, Heaven's Wager, was probably the best one for me. Perhaps because (due to some of my own life experiences) Helen makes a lot of sense to me. I really believe that God does speak to people today and, to those who are serious about obedience, He speaks more specifically. (Perhaps because they're more open to it.)The second book, When Heaven Weeps, reminds me a great deal of the book of Hosea.I was specifically intrigued by the extreme examples of genuine love and "corrupted love" (lust) and man's own incapability to love as God does absent the power of the Holy Spirit.

  • Julia
    2018-09-25 17:53

    Oh man!!! I loved all three books within this trilogy! Although I would have put them in a different order than they had come in. I would have read When Heaven Weeps first then Heaven's Wager then Thunder of Heaven... Though knowing the details of Heaven's Wager then reading When Heaven Weeps kept me going knowing then that the ending of the book was not what it seemed it would be. These three books kept me thinking of what some things mean and how they are interpreted today... I can't imagine seeing life the way I was looking at it before reading these books and well it has helped me grow... In a way that I don't know what the first step is but other than that I will get there...

  • bonnie jo steinke
    2018-09-28 14:50

    BEYOND WONDERFUL I had read several other TedDeckers novels before choosing The Heaven Trilogy book. All of them spoke to me like nothing I had read before. This novel mesmerized me,my life was put on hold until the very last word was absorbed. the words,the thoughts and the actions of these characters will live in my heart forever. If you are open and searching,these novel will find you.Ted Deckers novels change people's lives. The five star rating is solid gold and blessed.

  • Lizzy
    2018-09-25 17:01

    I really enjoyed this book. It took me a while to get through because I stopped halfway through the first book. But once I started again I couldn't stop. Ted Dekker pulls you into three stories that teach of Gods love for us. It tells of how strong it is and how it never ends. I hope when you read this you remember that God loves us all.

  • Shonda
    2018-09-22 14:46

    This is my all-time favorite trilogy.

  • Jessica
    2018-09-22 21:06

    First book I've read by Tedd Dekker, and I was completely hooked.

  • Kathy
    2018-09-30 23:02

    Just started but so far so good.

  • Sandy Collins
    2018-10-11 17:47

    These were entertaining quick reads. I liked that they were more realistic than some of Dekker's other books.