The 49th Mystic

Reviewed by: Debbie Dehart

Ministry Title: Church librarian

Church: Berean Baptist Church, Portage Michigan


Title: The 49th Mystic

Author: Ted Dekker

Publisher: Revell

Publication Date: 2018

Format: print book

Length: 405 pages


“Matanoia” – a new way of thinking. That is what Rachelle learns when she finds herself
in an unknown world while she is dreaming. Readers of The Circle will be familiar with
this world, where Thomas Hunter lives. Rachelle is thrown into a conflict between good
and evil that touches her life in both worlds, and her challenge is, constantly, to
determine what is true and what isn’t, and to find the Five Seals, in both worlds, before
the evil forces triumph.


Rating (1 to 5)

4 stars

Suggested Audience


Christian Impact

Ted Dekker’s Circle series showed parallels between
Hunter’s world and ours, including a Savior and a specific method of being
saved from the disease of sin. This book goes much farther in teaching
universal truths, which are in any universe. Much Scripture is used and at
the end of the book are 20 pages of the verses used in each chapter. While
one might not agree with every interpretation of the author’s, I loved the
way he grounded his story in the Word, and the spiritual growth processes
of the main characters.


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The 49th Mystic (Beyond the Circle, #1)

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