I just finished reading Blessed Child, a book by Bill Bright and Ted Dekker. They wrote a sequel called A Man Called Blessed. If you know me, then you know that I love Ted Dekker. Blessed Child is one of his earlier work (2001). In the last couple of years his writings have become more than edgy; it has become a bit dark. His later work is not for everyone. I admire how his creative mind works.
Even though I’ve read this book before, recently I’ve read it again. When there is a book I enjoy, I re-read it over and over again every couple of years. It’s amazing how I can forget some of the details of the book. What I remember is the gist of the story and that it moved me in some way.
Blessed Child is about a young orphan boy who was abandoned and raised in an Ethiopian monastery. The back cover states the following:
When relief expert Jason Marker agrees to take Caleb from the monastery, he unwittingly opens humanity’s doors to an incredible journey filled with intrigue and peril. Together with Leiah, the French Canadian nurse who escapes to America with them, Jason discovers Caleb’s stunning power. But so do the boy’s enemies, who will stop at nothing to destroy him. Jason and Leiah fight for the boy’s survival while the world erupts into debate over the source of the boy’s power.
I fell in love with Caleb’s innocence and great love of God. His relationship with the Father is one that moved me to jealousy (in a good way). It made me desire to know God in such a way and deepen my intimacy with Him. No matter how good my relationship with God is, I don’t want compliancy to creep into it. A story like this one, makes me reexamine my relationship and strengthen the areas that are weak.
Some books make me forget, some make me cry, some entertain me and others move me to a deeper relationship with God.
What type of books do you enjoy?
© Nadine Zawacki 2009
Thank you Bex for this lovely award. Bex has some adorable boys that she writes about and I enjoy reading her blog. Check her out when you get a chance.