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Summary

One orphaned boy. A desperate race to keep him alive. And powers that are beyond comprehension.

“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.

Book one in the Caleb duology:

  • Blessed Child
  • A Man Called Blessed

Book length: approximately 100,000 words

©2006 Ted Dekker (P)2020 Thomas Nelson

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lovely story about the amazing power of the holy

A lovely story lots of action. makes you see the world differently and reminds you of the power of the hopy spirit and the love of Jesus

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  • yvonne p. andrews
  • 02-11-21

The Holy Spirit, the connector thru Faith to Heav

Wow, someone finally writes about the reality of The Holy Spirit and the Kingdom of God. The Holy Spirit Himself as the connector between the two KINGDOMS and their KINGS, all through Desire and Faith. Thank you Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.

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  • sarah wynns
  • 26-05-21

enjoyed the excitement

I enjoyed the book. it was entertaining. wondering if I will enjoy the next as much.

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  • CJ
  • 05-03-21

Beautiful Story!

At first I was not sure where this book was going spiritually but as it build I found myself in some of the characters.

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  • J. Madrigal
  • 10-01-21

YES! YES!! YES!!!

This book touched my heart in realization that His perfect love is shown through little children all throughout the world every single day. We adults forget the simple trust, love & joy that we had a children. Let God renew you. Amazing book.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 30-12-20

Excellent!

Such a touching story, even though fiction my belief grew. I felt the spirit move me.

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  • 26-11-20

nail biter

the story starts off in a war zone, so you are fed the information as it is happening. it is very well read!
Jason picks up this kid and red cross nurse and runs. he doesn't know from who or why they are chasing them. They soon realize the significance of the boy, but it a little too late. church and politics inter twine.... they have to save the special boy... but from whom?

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  • 12-10-20

Great Read,

easy to follow along with, very enjoyable story. Great finish to a meaningful plot. Loved it.

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  • 15-09-20

Very good book

This book has a great story line, with suspense. I especially loved the authors imagination of the Kingdom! It’s really great to read how he imagined it will be. And even with this lovely description we know that ‘no man has seen or imagined how awesome it will be’. Thank you for stretching my imagination in a great way!

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  • Elisa Heilman
  • 24-08-20

Kept us hooked

We liked this book because it was suspenseful and had a good Christian message about God’s love and care for people. It also brought justice to those who did wrong. And it had a romantic side as well.

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  • Renee Miles
  • 23-04-20

What a great read!

I can’t wait to start the next one!

Love the message, love the story! Fabulous!