Monday, November 25, 2013
Blessed Child by Ted Dekker and Bill Bright--Book Review
Blessed Child follows the story of Caleb, an orphan boy from Ethiopia who has a supernatural gift to physically heal and to change hearts. With the help of two scarred people, Jason and Leiah, Caleb find refugee in America. His abilities are soon discovered, creating a worldwide phenomena that leaves people both healed and restored. But not everyone in America is on board with his ability. And those who disagree will stop at nothing to get rid of Caleb and his healing abilities and supernatural visions of America's future.
This book was wonderful. The character of Caleb was adorable. Jason and Leiah's characters shone through also with intriguing pasts and strong willingness to protect the boy. The supernatural experiences were incredible to read about and got me thinking hard about miracles.
The book started with a bang, but the plot fell into a slow rhythm, which at times was nice to cut back from the "craziness" but at other times bogged it down. I wanted to keep going and find out what happened with Caleb, his two friends, and the politician taking over America.
All in all, the character development and the idea behind the story were fantastic. America needs something like this. And this book shows we can all be like Caleb if we just believe.
I received this book for free from Thomas Nelson Publishing through booksneeze.com. I was required to give my honest opinion of the book, nothing more.