For the first time in fifteen years, New York Times bestselling author Ted Dekker will tour the country sharing the never-before-told story of his personal journey, which began deep in the jungles of Indonesia, the birthplace of his latest novel, Outlaw, releasing Oct. 22 from Center Street/Hachette Book Group.  Like in this epic, transformational new story, Dekker will engage audiences, with all oftheir struggles and longings, sorrows and triumphs, to discover “who YOU really are,” promising to “forever change the way you see yourself.”

By partnering with churches across America that are passionate about reaching this generation, Dekker will speak and sign booksduring the 18-city “Outlaw Tour” for FREE to anyone who would like to attend.  Launching in Dallas, TX, the tour travels through such major markets as Chicago, Houston, Toronto, Washington, San Diego, Nashville, Kansas City and more, before wrapping up Nov. 17 in Phoenix.  All the latest tour information can be found at, where participants can also register for a chance to win one of Five FREE All-Access Event Packages.  The giveaways being offered at each event include a backstage pass, reserved front row seating and an autographed hardcover of Outlaw.

Outlaw is a book unlike any I’ve written before, and the Outlaw Tour is equally unique,” says Dekker.  “I’ve been invited many times over the last 15 years to share my heart in churches and I’ve always bowed out. But so much in me seems to have changed these last couple years.  From a broken place, I’ve seen something new, something incredible, something staggering worth sharing.”

Outlaw Book Synopsis:

Outlaw, is the story of Julie Carter, set far from the comfortable home in Atlanta where she was raised. Taken into slavery among a stone-age civilization bound by ancient laws, her value rests solely in her ability to produce a son for one of the warring princes. Julie’s infant son, Stephen, is presumed drowned at sea. But when Stephen is found alive, Julie can only keep him alive through a series of staggering choices. Eighteen years later, Stephen learns that his mother may still be alive and to find her becomes Outlaw.

“This story will grip you by the throat and drag you through…  When you are finally able to pull back the veil and see the big picture, it will stun you with its ferocity and literally drown you in the enormous and unending reality of God’s love.” – Fiction Addict

“He’s crossed a new threshold with this novel. Readers will be talking about this one and discussing it weeks after they close the final page.” – Life is Story

“This novel provides a whole new perspective on what freedom in Christ might look like.” – CBA Retailing+Resources

About Ted Dekker:

Ted Dekker is the author of more than thirty novels with more than 10 million copies sold worldwide to date. He is known for thrillers that combine adrenaline-laced plots with incredible confrontations between good and evil. Heralded as a “master of suspense” by Library Journal, he has cemented himself as one of the most widely recognized author brands in the country.  He has been honored with a Christy Award as well as a Gold Medallion Award for Best Fiction for his groundbreaking novel Thr3e.

Dekker was born to missionaries and grew up among cannibals of Indonesia, and his peculiar upbringing gives him a unique perspective outside the cultural bubble, allowing him the freedom to share provocative insights in his fiction. After leaving Indonesia, Dekker graduated from a multi-cultural high school and took up permanent residence in the United States, earning his B.A. in philosophy and religion and going into business.

Ted Dekker lives with his family in Austin, TX.  To learn more, visit,, Facebook: teddekker or Twitter: @TedDekker