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, unaware of the journey they are about to embark on. Caleb has the power to heal others. While the world debates on where this power comes from (is it from God or from Caleb’s mind?), Caleb is surrounded by evil people. These are people who want to exploit Caleb or hurt Caleb. Will Jason and Leiah listen to Caleb’s true message? Can they save the boy from the evils that surround him daily?
Blessed Child is a reminder that when we have the faith of a child, anything is possible. You will be on the edge of your seat, hoping for the best possible outcome for Caleb, Jason and Leiah. You may also be convicted by a couple of things in the book.
This is a four and a half out of five star read.
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