The Sanctuary by Ted Dekker

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THE SANCTUARY is the gripping story of vigilante priest, Danny Hansen, who is now serving a fifty year prison term in California for the murder of two abusive men. Filled with remorse, Danny is determined to live out his days by a code of non-violence and maneuvers deftly within a ruthless prison system.

But when Renee Gilmore, the woman he loves, receives a box containing a bloody finger and draconian demands from a mysterious enemy on the outside, Danny must find a way to escape.

They are both drawn into a terrifying game of life and death. If Renee fails, the priest will die; if Danny fails, Renee will die. And the body count will not stop at two.

THE SANCTUARY is Ted Dekker at his best, a powerful thriller that relentlessly plumbs the depths of punishment and rehabilitation, both in a flawed corrections system and in the human heart.


About Ted Dekker

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Ted Dekker is the New York Times best-selling author of more than 25 novels. He is known for stories that combine adrenaline-laced plots with incredible confrontations between good and evil. He lives in Texas with his wife and children. Twitter @TedDekker,!/teddekker
Published October 30, 2012 by Center Street. 417 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Crime. Fiction

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Fresh Fiction

if Danny fails, .

Oct 12 2012 | Read Full Review of The Sanctuary

20Something Reads

In spite of setbacks and obstacles, Renee will do whatever it takes to save Danny’s life, and Danny will give his life to protect hers.

Nov 21 2012 | Read Full Review of The Sanctuary

The Christian Manifesto

There are some definite good parts to this book, but equally not so good parts.

Nov 01 2012 | Read Full Review of The Sanctuary

Life Is Story

Danny’s side of the story, short on action initially (he is a prison, after all), becomes the philosophical side, a battle of worldviews between the warden, who calls himself God, and Danny, who doesn’t even want to call himself a priest.

Oct 25 2012 | Read Full Review of The Sanctuary

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