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Number of Pages: 368
Vendor: Thomas Nelson
Publication Date: 2013
Series: Caleb Books
"Whoever said a straightened hand was more dramatic than a healed heart anyway?"
A young orphaned boy was abandoned and raised in an Ethiopian monastery. He has never seen outside its wallsat least, not the way most people see. Now he must flee or die.
But the world beyond is hardly ready for a boy like Caleb. When relief expert Jason Marker agrees to rescue Caleb from the monastery, he unwittingly opens humanitys doors to an incredible journey filled with political intrigue and peril. Jason and Leiahthe French-Canadian nurse who escapes the monastery with himquickly realize Calebs supernatural power to heal. But so do the boys enemies, who will stop at nothing to destroy him. Jason and Leiah fight for Calebs survival while the world erupts in debate over the source of the boys power.
In the end nothing can prepare them for what they discover.
jailaBosnia-HerzegovinaAge: 35-44Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5quite a surpriseOctober 13, 2017jailaBosnia-HerzegovinaAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4the story turned out quite different than what i expected by the back cover, but good different. many deep insights for my walk in faith as well as fascinating story
MorganAge: 45-54Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Very moving story!November 5, 2013MorganAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This is by far my favorite Dekker series! What a timely, impactful and wonderful series. Weeks after finishing this series and rarely does a day go by that I don't think of the message. I highly recommend this series.
Phronsie HowellAge: 25-34Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5September 28, 2013Phronsie HowellAge: 25-34Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 3First off, I'm marking "Meets Expectations" as average because my expectations were way off. Blessed Child was MUCH MUCH better than I was anticipating. I LOVE Ted Dekker books, I really do, and I always expect great things. But man, I was not expecting to be blown away.
The message was great and the suspense was perfect. I cried, I got goosebumps, I even felt convicted at a couple of points in the story. WOW! Quite possibly my favorite Ted Dekker book to date. It's an older one, but boy is it good! And it kind of fits in well with what we're talking about at church, the power of the Holy Spirit. And it does make you think, "Why don't we see more "miraculous" things in the United States?". I think Dr. Thompson's quote in the book really sums it up: "Whoever said a straightened hand was more dramatic than a healed heart anyway?"
Very well done. If you like Ted Dekker, read it. If you haven't read Ted Dekker, read it. It's a bit like the Circle series and Thr3e all smushed together.
Disclaimer: I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts are my own. No other compensation was received.
TracyCanadaAge: 25-34Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Wonderful!!September 12, 2013TracyCanadaAge: 25-34Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5In his latest series we're beginning with the book Blessed Child, where we're introduced to the character of Caleb. Caleb has lived in a monastery since he can remember, and until an invasion had never stepped out of it. A relief worker and a nurse are tasked with the job of getting him safely out of harms way, in the midst of the invasion. But neither of them are prepared for the discoveries they'll make about Caleb during their journey!
This book was full of suspense and intrigue, I could barely put it down! It was so good, I had it read within two days and cannot wait to get my hands on the next book of this series! I highly recommend this book, if you're a Dekker fan, You'll love it! And if you're not, you'll soon become one!!
LindaTCAAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Another powerful message!March 22, 2011LindaTCAAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I had a hard time putting it down...started one evening and finished the next. I found myself praying to be like Caleb and have my eyes and heart opened to the kingdom...and as I step out in faith and obedience, I believe I will. As the forward by JB Phillips says...the power bestowed on the Apostles is the same power we have today...it's not just a good story, it is true! JESUS is awesome and I thank Him every day for loving me and laying down His life for me.