[Book Review: Blessed Child by Ted Dekker]
Is it possible to keep the faith when you’re continuously bombarded by information?
We’re living in a world where any kind of info is at your fingertips. However, it does not come by demand only, it also attacks you from TV, internet, advertising banners outside. In Ukraine, you can see Playboy and other R-rated magazines on the shelves at a usual grocery store, available for all to see.
Caleb is an orphaned boy who was raised by a monk at a far-away monastery in Ethiopia. However, tragic events uproot him once again and he comes to the US along with Leiah, a war nurse, and Jason, a relief worker. The two adults struggle with getting along, yet they both want to take care of the boy, so they stick together.
And then they discover the power of the boy’s faith. How long will it last? Will the world kill it with its attention?
It was a good book to read because at the time I was going through a faith crisis, not sure what to believe and Max Lucado books just didn’t do the trick. However, reading about Caleb’s reactions to the world (for example, his opinion of TV) made me rethink about various aspects of my life that I simply got so used to that I failed to notice anything wrong with them.
Good book and the sequel – A Man Called Blessed – is even better. (But while it is possible to read the sequel without the first book, you will miss out on what Caleb’s life was like as a kid and what caused the trials later in his life.)
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