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by Ted Dekker | Genre: Fiction
Release Date: February 2005

It's Los Angeles in the early seventies, and Stephen Friedman is living the groovy southern California life of a real estate wheeler-dealer. He's making money hand-over-fist and has long ago given up hope of finding the family he'd lost in warn-torn Poland. But when a strange, deceased woman's papers reveal that she possessed a priceless religious relic and that she may have been his mother Stephen becomes hungry for answers.

His hunger just might kill him. As Stephen frantically pursues his family's lost legacy, someone pursues him someone equally obsessed with the prize. Looks like the man most obsessed will gain everything. And the loser will lose it all.

Pages: 400
Format: N/A
EAN/ISBN: 0849943736
Publisher: West Bow Press

+ Entry lasted edited by dirtlane on 03.14.08

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I'm Obsessed with this book! | Posted April 23, 2013
 I’m sitting here wondering why I hadn’t read “Obsessed” by Ted Dekker sooner. A generational story spanning over a time of thirty years is one of the best Dekker books I’ve read thus far. 

This novel is about two equally obsessed men. One, a real-estate agent living in America with an odd “birthmark” and no clear past. His “birthmark” leads him to his mother after her death and the news that she possessed one of the Stars of David, a very expensive religious relic. He starts his search for the Star and for answers only to find himself in over his head obsessed with a picture of a woman. His obsession turns to finding her, the other star of David.. The other man grew up in a camp ran by his Nazi father. There he learned to hate and obsess over power. Thirsty for this power he obsessively searches for the Stars of David, figuratively and literally. 

. Dekker takes you back and forth to each world-that of the parents, who new each other, and their own. The two eventually collide. If you don’t already have an obsession, you better get one. It’s the only way to truly have LIFE.

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A Compelling Book | Posted April 12, 2011
 It has been a while since I have read Obsession, so I am fuzzy on the details. However, I was blown away by the premise of the book, and by the themes of love and obsession and how they relate to each other. It is an exciting read at the very least, and I would recommend it to anyone.

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pacemaker (324)
Rated 5 Stars

great book | Posted April 02, 2011
 i was obsessed witht he book obsessed. :) ted dekker did another wonderful job with it.

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Obsessed | Posted February 07, 2010
Thrilling and suspenseful, Obsessed is a story that will keep you turning pages and never loosen it's grasp. Finding out the answer to what's more important out of your life, love, money, heritage or famliy bonds/history. Obsessed holds the key to finding the answer.

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Obsessed with Obsessed | Posted June 11, 2009
Fantastic book. I was obsessed with it. Really it was. I had to laugh at the celery part. And I really got into the womans stories. He writes so clearly and with the perfect amount of description and intensity, and such ridiculous twists. And it was so real...some of this stuff is still going on in the world today. Like the 90 year old anti-semitist who shot the guards of a holocaust museum. I love how he tied in God's obsession with us. The mans obsession with his treasure is how God looks at us...and its how we should be obsessed with God's kingdom.

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Obsessed | Posted April 08, 2008
This book was a good story. It starts off a little slower than some of his others, but once you get into the book it's hard to put down. It delicately slices up two stories and delivers a twist ending to both at the end. It is a good read and also very interesting with the mixture of past and present.

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irocketh (90)
Rated 3.5 Stars

Not that exsiting | Posted March 24, 2008
This book was OK. I liked the messege behind it but it wasn't as good as some of his other stuff.

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Recommended | Posted March 20, 2008
I love this book so much! Ted Dekker really brought out some of his best writing in this book. It grabs you right away and you can't stop turning pages. If you have read any of Teds other books I promise you will not be disappointed with this one!

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