A Man Called Blessed

A Man Called Blessed
Book of Caleb #2
Ted Dekker
Bill Bright
Christian Thriller
3 stars
356 pages

the sequel to Blessed Child. Caleb is now a man of 25. The Ark of the Covenant is discovered at the monastery where he and his parents now reside. An Israeli woman and an Arab man are the other 2 main characters. Ends with the ark melting, the Arab dying and the Israeli probably going to marry Caleb.

The thrust of this book was that God no longer dwelt within an ark of wood and gold, but within the ark of our hearts. Not nearly as good as its predecessor.

Blessed Child

Blessed Child
Book of Caleb #1
Ted Dekker
Bill Bright
Christian Thriller
4 stars
351 pages

a young boy, who has a complete rapport with God, changes the lives of a man and woman who rescue him in Ethiopia. Brought to the US, he changes the lives of hundreds of thousands, physically. Ends up with him and the man and woman going back to Ethiopia to restart the mission that was destroyed at the beginning of the book.

This was good. This was Dekker’s writing coupled with Bright’s theology, and it was terrific. A heart healed, a soul reclaimed, is more important than a million miracles of physical restoration. That is what I got from this book. This was what I wish Dekker had stayed like.