Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Blessed Child By Ted Dekker and Bill Bright A REVIEW

The young orphaned boy was abandoned and raised in an Ethiopian monastery. He has never seen outside its walls -- at least, not the way most people see. Now he must flee those walls or die.

But the world is hardly ready for a boy like Caleb.

When relief expert Jason Marker agrees to take Caleb from the monastery, he unwittingly opens humanity's doors to an incredible journey filled with intrigue and peril. Together with Leiah, the French Canadian nurse who escapes to America with them, Jason discovers Caleb's stunning power. But so do the boy's enemies, who will stop at nothing to destroy him. Jason and Leiah fight for the boy's survival while the world erupts into debate over the source of the boy's power.

In the end nothing can prepare them for what they will find.

Series: The Caleb Books Series (Book 1)
Paperback: 368 pages
Publisher: Thomas Nelson (April 4, 2001)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0849945135
ISBN-13: 978-0849945137
Product Dimensions: 1 x 5.4 x 8.3 inches
Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces

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 then went into business.
In the early nineties, Dekker decided to pursue his desire to write fiction, selling his company, moving his family to the mountains of western Colorado, and writing full-time. Two years and three books later his first novel, a supernatural thriller called Heaven's Wager, was published. Dekker proceeded to write 6 more supernatural thrillers, rising to the top of many bestsellers lists and earning himself critical acclaim and legions of fans. "Thr3e" heralded his launch into mainstream fiction and was followed by "Obsessed," "Skin," "Adam," and "BoneMan's Daughters," all of which hit the New York Times bestseller list.
Ted Dekker's fans are comprised of readers of all ages, backgrounds, and belief systems who love his compulsively readable stories, authentic characters, and universal and relatable themes that he explores from a unique point of view.
He resides in Austin, Texas with his wife and children. You can find him at and

William R. "Bill" Bright was an American evangelist. The founder of Campus Crusade for Christ, he wrote The Four Spiritual Laws in 1952 and produced the Jesus Film in 1979.

 Ted Dekker is one of my most favorite authors and when I get a chance to read and review one of his books I feel blessed. I’ve read Blessed Child years ago and loved it so I read it again to review it.
  This is a story about three people and what they went through and how they came to love each other. Caleb is a sweet, compassionate boy who amazes and surprises everyone he meets. He just loves the Lord so much that it just shines through him. He is close to the Lord because he is so innocent.  Jason saves Caleb from his home before soldiers come and destroy it. Jason has a very sad, hurting past in which he lost his young son and wife. He just can’t love God because Jason believes he doesn’t care for us humans.
Leiah is a very scarred person on the inside and on the outside. She doesn’t trust or love anyone.
Then these three come together in a horrible run for their lives. Why is someone after Caleb and will they stop when they reach the US? Full of suspense, love, forgiveness and the sweet love of our Lord.
  Highly recommend this wonderful book. Blessed Child by Ted Dekker and Bill Bright.

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