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The Heaven Trilogy (Martyr's Song omnibus)

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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 the
Hardcover, 1061 pages
Published October 12th 2010 by Thomas Nelson Publishers
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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 another

The 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
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 char ...more
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 yo ...more
Seirra Lizzy
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
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 hoo
Sara Jensen
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 pub ...more
Very early on in this book. So far the first few chapters were too overly descriptive and distracting from the story line.
Mar 11, 2011 Deb added it
real drama of the world, makes it so interesting to move forward in life! one of my favorite authors.
I thoroughly enjoyed this trilogy.
bonnie jo steinke

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.

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, ...more
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" ...more
Jeffrey Weir
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 seco
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 s ...more
This is my all-time favorite trilogy.
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!
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!
Jun 04, 2013 Lizzy added it
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.
Casey Dahlheimer-Lawson
Story lines a little convoluted at first, really need to read all three books to see the big story arc. Not as much of a triller as some of his other books when I could hardly put them down.
Stephanie Werkman
I would give 5 stars to "Heaven's Wager", it was fabulous!! The other 2 books were a little slower for me, that's why I gave the series 3 stars.
Sandy Collins
These were entertaining quick reads. I liked that they were more realistic than some of Dekker's other books.
Loved this book, Thunder of Heaven was my favorite in the trilogy
Third book is the best by far. First one is very sad st beginning
First book I've read by Tedd Dekker, and I was completely hooked.
Dec 29, 2010 Kathy is currently reading it
Just started but so far so good.
Jan 25, 2013 Amber added it
Have read the first of the three.
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Ted Dekker is known for novels that combine adrenaline-laced stories with unexpected plot twists, unforgettable characters, and incredible confrontations between good and evil. Ted lives in Austin with his wife LeeAnn and their four children.
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Other Books in the Series

Martyr's Song (3 books)
  • Heaven's Wager (Martyr's Song, #1)
  • When Heaven Weeps (Martyr's Song, #2)
  • Thunder of Heaven (Martyr's Song, #3)
Thr3e Black: The Birth of Evil (The Circle, #1) White: The Great Pursuit (The Circle, #3) Red: The Heroic Rescue (The Circle, #2) House

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