Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Book Review: Blessed Child by Ted Dekker and Bill Bright

     Caleb is not your usual ten-year-old. Raised in an Ethiopian monastery, his whole world is shifted when he is forced to escape the only home he has ever known, with two people he has never met. Jason Marker, a man who is a relief worker, and Leiah, a nurse, take Caleb from the monastery, fleeing the impending attack.  It doesn’t take Jason and Leiah very long to figure out that Caleb has a gift; he heals all the sick people that he comes in contact with, and he seems to live in a different world. Haunted by their own questioning, they have yet to come into contact with this God that Caleb loves so much, but when they do it will shake their world.
     I loved this book. SO MUCH. This is in my top ten fiction books of all time. It is amazing how powerful a work of fiction can be. The cover was so well done, it was perfect. The plot was not only powerfully accurate, it was also intriguingly captivating. The authors deserve a medal, or at least a lot of good reviews! The plot is so incredibly well written, you could see the characters, and you could feel their pain.  Whenever Caleb healed someone, you would have tears of joy.

     I think Ted Dekker and Bill Bright have written about the kingdom of God so beautifully, that I can’t accurately describe the awe that I had. They have written this book so well, and I would recommend it to literally anyone. This book is suspenseful, romantic, and has historical value, yet it is all just a part of the elaborate tapestry of this book. 
This book is the perfect bet for everyone on your Christmas list, and I encourage you to buy yourseld a copy!

This book was given to me by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.