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Blessed Child: The Caleb Books, Book 1 | [Ted Dekker, Bill Bright]

Blessed Child: The Caleb Books, Book 1

A 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 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 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.
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"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 walls - at 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 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 the boy’s power.

In the end nothing can prepare them for what they discover.

©2013 Ted Dekker (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    Kay 04-22-14
    Kay 04-22-14 Member Since 2009
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    "Moving Experience"
    Would you listen to Blessed Child again? Why?

    The wonders of Heaven moved in me as I listened.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Blessed Child?

    Envisioning the powers of God through Caleb.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Experiencing the glory of heaven here on earth.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    And His glory shown all around them.


    Any additional comments?

    Thank you, Ted Dekker, magnificent.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jon Farmington Hills, MI, United States 01-26-14
    Jon Farmington Hills, MI, United States 01-26-14 Member Since 2006
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This is my new favorite Ted Dekker book. I have read many of his novels and have enjoyed all of them, however, this one is particularly good. Through the compelling characters, it reveals some of the mystery of the working of the Holy Spirit and the power of the Church. I feel moved and empowered after reading this story. Don't miss it!


    What did you like best about this story?

    The character development was excellent.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Dawn Kaneohe, HI, United States 07-05-13
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    I enjoyed the book all the way through. This is the first time I have read Ted Dekker and I listened to both of the Caleb books, and liked them both.

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    amadin CHICAGO, IL, United States 10-20-13
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    "So full of God..."

    You know a man writes by the Spirit when after reading his books you want to spend time with the Spirit. Dekker is always pointing to Jesus...His life, His love. A real blessing this book.

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    Debbie Toney, Alabama 05-10-14
    Debbie Toney, Alabama 05-10-14 Member Since 2009

    Retired CFO, Army wife, Mom of five, Grandma of six, two sons who served in combat, love to read books that reflect my values and faith, love mysteries, historical, military stories, and books that don't waste my time . . . if it doesn't have an ending that was worth the wait, I'm not a happy camper.

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    "The Miracle of Healing the Human Heart"

    I like faith based fiction, and this one is particularly good. I appreciate that it depicts religious leaders as human beings, flawed and not always as they appear to be or should be. Evil is present in all places, even churches and sometimes ESPECIALLY churches, when those who call themselves Christians fail to humble themselves and instead become like everyone else around them, seeking all the things that this world offers, instead of walking with Him. It is a daily struggle to follow Christ, and we fail many, many times. But as Caleb said, the healing of a heart is as much a miracle as regaining sight or healing a shriveled limb.

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    Kimberly CHATHAM, VA, United States 01-16-14
    Kimberly CHATHAM, VA, United States 01-16-14 Member Since 2013
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, It leaves you longing for the next book. Simple truths wrapped in anything but simple story.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Great twists and turns engages the impels the listener to seek the resolution.


    Have you listened to any of Benjamin L. Darcie’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

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    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    The truths stay with you long after the story ends


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    Where does Blessed Child rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Blessed Child ranks 2 in my top 10!


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    The plot had mystery, romance and inspiration!


    Have you listened to any of Benjamin L. Darcie’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Benjamin L. Darcie's performance was profound! His ability to change his voice to the character kept the plot intriguing!


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Inspiring and thought-provoking!


    Any additional comments?

    I would highly recommend this book!

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    Sharla OMAHA, NE, United States 08-16-13
    Sharla OMAHA, NE, United States 08-16-13 Member Since 2013
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    Would you listen to Blessed Child again? Why?

    So blessed and challenged in my walk with Christ


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Caleb. His passion for the Saviour


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Any time the power of God and His love were revealed.


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