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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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Publisher's Summary

"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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    Jon 01-26-14
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    "Don't Miss This Book!"
    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.


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Debbie Toney, Alabama 05-10-14
    Debbie Toney, Alabama 05-10-14 Member Since 2013

    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.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    amadin CHICAGO, IL, United States 10-20-13
    amadin CHICAGO, IL, United States 10-20-13 Member Since 2010
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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.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Kay 04-22-14
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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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    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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    Renate 12-14-13
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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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    Laurel Richfield, OH, United States 04-29-15
    Laurel Richfield, OH, United States 04-29-15 Member Since 2008
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    We no longer expect to see the power of Jesus unfurled in our modern world, but He is still all powerful. Renew your first love through this modern day parable.

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    Wambui Mwangi 04-26-15 Member Since 2015
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    Ivy perspective of what it means to be born again and walk in the kingdom of God has changed. I highly recommend this book

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    This story provides Christians and non-Christians alike a fascinating imaging of how God can still work in our physical world. The last chapters could easily offend non-Christians, and the writer's story would have been equally powerful without the evangelical proclamation. But set hat aside and this is a very enjoyable read.

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    Brian 02-16-15
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    I enjoyed this book a great deal. made me cry 4 times at least. could listen to it again.

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    it was catching all the way through


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

    there are plots to this story that are very believable


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

    not listened to others


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    give it a try it is very fast moving from the start and a little adventure along the way.

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    "Amazing story of God's power"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Definitely. Spiritually uplifting


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

    Jason and Leah's experience of the kingdom. I wanted to join them, I want to see what they saw.


    What does Benjamin L. Darcie bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    He brought the book to life. I could picture each character as he described them.


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

    I laughed,but it also made me think about my walk with God.


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    I can't wait to read Book 2, I have already bought it.

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