Ted Dekker, the
author of Tea with Hezbollah, has written over forty books, including
New York Times best sellers. He was born in 1962 in Indonesia, and was
the child of missionaries. He has said his childhood experiences have
influenced his writing. He has said that being on his own for much of
his young life caused him to imagine other worlds, something that would
be the basis for much of his writing.
Dekker moved to the United States, where he pursued a degree in religion
and philosophy. He worked as an entrepreneur, but was drawn to writing.
His attempts at publication were rejected for several years, though they
would be later published as Black and To Kill with Reason. Heavenís
Wager would become his first published novel in 2000.
Dekkerís mainstream success came three years later with the publication
of Thr3e, which was made into a film. Later the same year, he published
Blink. Many of his other popular novels have been co-written with other
authors. These have included House, the 2006 novel co-written with Frank
Peretti, which was also made into a film.
Dekkerís novels have been parts of several series, including The Circle
Series, The Paradise Series, and The Lost Books Series. In addition to
his many novels, he also authored two non-fiction books, The Slumber of
Christianity, published in 2005, and Tea with Hezbollah, published in
2010. His writing continues to be popular, with a fan-organized series
of unofficial conventions being held regularly.