Blessed Child (The Caleb Books #1)
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 journe...more
This book is about a young boy named Caleb, who is raised by an Ethiopian Orthodox Christian monk. He spends all ten years of his life in a monastery, sheltered from the world at large, before be...more
Caleb kept getting popular and healing over and over at first, then he started losing it, was poisoned, shot, abducted, and shot. I loved how innocent and joyful he was, though. He never wanted to show off, just wanted people to see the truth of God's kingdom. He jumped and praised the Lord every time his prayers were answered! (And Caleb's prayers w...more
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. Jas...more
I was really intrigued by this book…..cover, title and summary all got my attention well enough. It even starts out fast paced and I felt breathless during the rescue and Caleb barely escaping the monastery he was raised in and deeply loved in. Coming to the United States was the only way to keep Caleb alive, but it’s horrible how he gets treated in this country.
Jason works for the Peace Corps and as a favor to a friend he has agreed to extract a 10 year old boy from a monastery in Et...more
It is a book of intrigue and danger, and a beautiful picture of the love of God. Ted Dekker is the son of missionaries and grew up in the jungles of Indonesia. He is the author of many books...more
For those who don't want to delve into Ted Dekker's Circle just yet, try this Dekker book.
Caleb, a boy who's been raised in a monastery and isolated from the world his whole life, is able to do extraordinary things by the Power of God. It's when his monastery is destroyed and he is taken to America that things begin to change...and Caleb and those who love him must answer the question of "What's more extraordinary? A healed hand or a healed heart?"
This book made me...more
The first part of this book kept me reading like it was my job. It had a fabulous supernatural mystery, good against evil theme, a sweet romance, and lots of adventure and suspense. I w...more
This book focuses on young Caleb. A boy rescued from a monastary that is under attack in Ethiopia. He is brought to the United States by Jason and Leiah who quickly come to witness something miraculous about the boy. He has the power to heal! Trust into a new world, with religious leaders all cl...more
I never read a Ted Dekker book before this, a friend recommended other books by him though, so I wasn't sure going into this what his writing style was about nor what it was about.
Ii was pleasantly surprised by this book. I knew it was a Christian book, and it's extremely obvious from beginning to end, but I felt that it wasn't as overly "religious" as it could have been. It was clear that th...more
It's this book! Oh my, no words can express how I was so touched and inspired by this!
I recommend it to Christians and especially non-believers, who are always questioning God's power in anyone's life. You must read this besides the Bible! The story is very interesting because of the protagonist's mysterious characteristic. Caleb, is a blessed child truly, as he have the Holy Spirit within him and that's what makes him blessed and can perform miracles beyond human understanding...more
By Ted Dekker and Bill Bright
Jason Marker is about to flee Ethiopia when war spreads south into the country. But a favor to to his interpreter has Jason heading to the Ethiopian Orthodox monastery known as Debra Damarro. But the EPFL is just minutes away and Jason has even less time to get Caleb, a young orphan and Leiah, a Red Cross nurse out of the monastery.
What happens during their escape is something that Jason and Leiah are totally unprepared for. A soldier whom they beli...more
Jason had been in Ethiopia for many years working for the peace corp, after his son died and wife left him, to escape his troubles. One day he finds himself in a war zone picking up a Canadian nur...more
While an older novel by Ted Dekker (co-written with Bill Bright), "Blessed Child" is a must-read for Dekker fans. He seamlessly weaves the spiritual with real life and keeps you turning the pages with suspense to keep you turning the pages.
Relief worker Jason Marker agrees to take a young orphan boy, Caleb, from the monastery where the boy was raised and transport him safely out of the country. With the help of Leiah, a French-Canadian nurse, they transport Caleb from one country to another, un...more
This book is meant to spark the imagination of people, by creating a character with healing powers like Jesus had during his ministry. It is set in modern times, and is action packed from the very beginning. The book begins with the line: “We have to kill the priest.” This is a great hook if there ever was one. The level o...more
Blessed Child has the orphaned boy who grows up in a monastery with little or no contact with the outside world. He is innocence pure and simple. What happens when he's taken out to explore the real world?
When it is discovered that he can heal, forces both good and evil want this boy.
Ted Dekker weaves a fantastic tale here. You have supernatural thriller meets mild romance meets inspirational.
The book's co-author, Bill B...more
New York Times best-selling author, Ted Dekker, has teamed up with Bill Bright to deliver yet another dynamic novel to Christian fiction fans. ‘Blessed Child’ begins in Ethiopia.
Jason, a Peace Corps worker, only planned on honoring the request of a friend. Asked to rescue an orphan from a monastery, he works his way through a war zone to find the boy. Father Matthew, the child’s caretaker, not only delivers the child, but also a Red Cross nurse- Le...more
by Ted Dekker
A First-Reads AR
3 out of 5 stars
It may be difficult to get a clear rating from me. This was not my normal genre of book, and I do not always read deeply religious books. With that being said, the plot really intrigued me, the cover was lovely, and I have a soft spot deep in my heart for magic and political intrigue!
Blessed Child opened with a chapter that made most of the book feel partially unfulfilled. That first few paragraphs really were riveting. The car chase, the...more
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, yea...more
I found myself wanting a relationship with God like Caleb had, and also being glad for a little respite from cable to help me see the kind of influence TV has on my spiritual walk. I loved the illustration of vessel of oil infiltrated by the ugly black stuff. That will stick with me for a while, I think.
On the other hand, I'm...more