Definitely not one of Dekker's best, and he is one of my favorite authors. The book was dis-jointed and confusing in many places, and I thought the ending could have been worked out a little better. Still, a good read, and I'm still a loyal Dekker fan!!
excellent sequel to "Blessed Child".
a very lovely book-a sequel to Blessed Child.
This book is the sequel to "Blessed Child," and continues the saga of young Caleb. This book takes place about 10-15 years after the first book. Caleb has finished his childhood years in the rebuilt monastery which had been destroyed when he barely escaped its bombing as a child. Now he is experiencing a spiritual dry place. When a young Israeli woman leads a team to his monastery in search of the Ark of the Covenant, he embarks on a journey that leads him back to his childhood faith. This is a book well worth reading, but it is not nearly as compelling as the first book.
I really enjoyed this one...it was a little slow to start (much like the first one, upon reflection), but once it got going, it was very difficult to put down! Great depictions of how ANYONE, even someone as spiritual as Caleb had been, can be distracted away for a time, and how wonderful it is to return to one's first love...
which prompted me to then order Bill Bright's First Love...
A Man Called Blessed is an excellent book. The storyline will capture you from the first chapter, while the message will challenge your idea of faith in God and belief in your destiny.
This is the sequel to Blessed Child. At first, I didn't care for it, with its references to Hamas, the PLO, Israelis and Palestinians. I didn't want to read a book about the wars in the Middle East! However, it becomes more interesting as you stick with the story of this young adult man and his unique powers. And it comes to a very satisfying ending. It is good to know what happened to him after his return to Africa in the first book.