Sunday, November 17, 2013

REVIEW: Blessed Child by Ted Dekker and Bill Bright

Title: Blessed Child
Author: Ted Dekker and Bill Bright
Series: The Caleb Books #1
Published Date: First published Sept 3, 2001
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 9781401688783
Buy It Link: Amazon
Rating: 4 stars

Synopsis: "Whoever said that a straightened hand was more dramatic than a healed heart anyway?"
A young orphaned boy was abandoned in the midst of an invasion 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 beyond is hardly ready for a boy like Caleb.
When relief worker Jason Marker agrees to take Caleb from the monastery, he unwittingly opens humanity's doors to an incredible journey filled with political intrigue and peril. Jason and Leiah--the French-Canadian nurse who escapes the monastery with him--quickly realize Caleb's supernatural power to heal. But so do the boy's enemies, who will stop at nothing to destroy him. Jason and Leiah fight for Caleb's survival while the world erupts in debate over the source of his power.
In the end nothing can prepare them for what they discover.
Review: I would like to thank Book Sneeze for allowing me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
From the very beginning, this story pulls you in. From the invasion in Ethiopia, to seeing how this little sheltered boy takes in the world and society is brilliantly written. But, then, this little ten year old boy is supposed to be this miracle worker. Surely, anyone can understand the disbelief and anger that Jason holds in his heart during most of the book. Growing up in the Deep South, yeah, I've been exposed to the miracle workers and the talking in tongues, and yes, I'll admit, I roll my eyes at them.
But what if? What if the healing and miracles and stuff, what if they were really so close to us as the authors are showing in this book? There's a part in the book where Caleb is talking about the miracles he's performed, and how its so small. They are really just small things.
This book really made me think. And hope. And for that, just that, it deserves at least 4 stars.

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