" Red continues the story started in Black. As best I can tell, Black tells the story from creation to the establishment of Israel in the promised land. Red picks up from there and continues to about the time the early church was founded, focusing most of the plot on the story of the crucifixion. Initially I thought that this book was two stories running in parallel. After reading Red I have realized that the two stories affect each other, but are not running in parallel. Although these books are fiction, they are intended to be a picture of the message of scripture. I am not sure that I agree with the theology that Dekker is portraying. While there is truth in his writing, there is also great potential for readers to be lead astray. I tried to read this set of novels once before and I think I stopped part way through because of the concerns I had. What's odd is that I'm not sure I could tell you what exactly it is that I object to. Perhaps I feel so uneasy because certain things strike a little too close to a truth I don't want to acknowledge. "
— Kirk, 2/4/2014