16 November 2013

A Man Called Blessed by Ted Dekker, Book review

  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson edition (April 4, 2006)
  • ISBN-13: 978-0849945144


One man holds the key to finding the ark of the covenant.
In this explosive sequel to Blessed Child, Rebecca Soloman leads a team deep into the Ethiopian desert to hunt the one man who may know the final resting place of the Ark of the Covenant. But Islamic fundamentalists fear that the Ark's discovery will compel Israel to rebuild Soloman's temple on the very site of their own holy mosque in Jerusalem.
They immediately dispatch Ismael, their most accomplished assassin, to pursue the same man, but the one in their sights is no ordinary man. His name is Caleb, and he is also on a quest--to find again the love he once embraced as a child.
The fate of a million souls rests in the hands of these three.

(Source Google - Ethiopian wilderness)

Here are my thoughts:

'A Man called Blessed' story line will grip you with its intriguing 'what if' Israel would discover the Ark of the Covenant and rebuilt the Temple

As it is his norm, Ted Dekker offers his readers a spectrum of ideas and reactions to this possibility, informing rather than preaching. His novels stands out with their unusual aspects, their very subjects offering new dimensions to entertaining, this one, the concept of what might happen 'if', riveting! 
His co-author Bill Bright stated this novel is a message spun from both their hearts, judge for yourself!

A sequel* to 'A Child Blessed', this novel questions many probabilities depending on your beliefs, such as will the Temple be rebuilt? Before the second coming of Christ or after the Rapture of the Church?
In this instance Dekker profiles the Jewish point of view, weaving it intricately into an action packed story.
Through the eyes of Israeli Mossad soldier/archaeologist Rebecca Soloman we follow up on a blind man's wild story about the Ark. This Ethiopian Falasha Jew profess to know its exact resting place.

Traveling into Ethiopia with a highly trained team of experts, including one of Israel's best archaeologists, Rebecca pursues the claim. In doing so her life and beliefs are soon challenged by outside forces bringing her to question her mission and all she thought she knew about God's purpose for His children.

Battling Islamic fundamentalists, trained assassins, hostile elements and a brutal landscape, Rebecca might just find more than she expected in this quest for the ultimate prize. But you will have to read it to find out more, no spoilers Folks!

An amazing journey to witness, you will not want to put this one down!

5 Stars!

* This sequel stands on its own, have no fear but I believe you will enjoy reading the first of the Caleb Books series as well!

About the Author:

Ted Dekker began his career writing fantasy novels that explored spirituality (Black, Red and White) and has since become a major force in the mainstream fiction arena with his recent thrillers, "Adam," "Thr3e," "Skin," "Obsessed," "BoneMan's Daughters," which landed in the #10 on the New York Times hardcover bestseller list in 2009, and "The Bride Collector". 
Dekker has been honored with a Christy Award as well as a Gold Medallion Award for Best Fiction. "Thr3e" and his novel "House" became feature films.

Dekker was born to missionaries and grew up among cannibals of Indonesia, and his peculiar upbringing gives him a unique perspective outside the cultural bubble, allowing him the freedom to share provocative insights in his fiction. After leaving Indonesia, Dekker graduated from a multi-cultural high school and took up permanent residence in the United States, earning his B.A. in philosophy and religion, and then went into business.

In the early nineties, Dekker decided to pursue his desire to write fiction, selling his company, moving his family to the mountains of western Colorado, and writing full-time. Two years and three books later his first novel, a supernatural thriller called Heaven's Wager, was published. Dekker proceeded to write 6 more supernatural thrillers, rising to the top of many bestsellers lists and earning himself critical acclaim and legions of fans. "Thr3e" heralded his launch into mainstream fiction and was followed by "Obsessed," "Skin," "Adam," and "BoneMan's Daughters," all of which hit the New York Times bestseller list.

Ted Dekker's fans are comprised of readers of all ages, backgrounds, and belief systems who love his compulsively readable stories, authentic characters, and universal and relatable themes that he explores from a unique point of view.

Visit his website (HERE)

I received a copy of this title from BOOKSNEEZE to review . I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC 16 CFR, Part 255 'Guides concerning the use of endorsements and testimonials in advertising. I was not asked to write a positive review and all opinions expressed are entirely my own.  


  1. Sounds interesting I have been reading free books off Amazon with the kindle app and boy have I read some really awful, poorly developed stories lol!! My friend I think doesn't want to hear about them anymore and is bringing some books to church for me to read which she says has "Characters that are developed" hahahaha ...Take Care Love Heather

  2. It happens Friend, hang in there! There have been very few books I have read I did not like along the years and perhaps I am lucky. Synopsis and covers are not always spot on so it is not easy but once you find a genre (and maybe a handful of prolific authors) you will find what you are looking for!
    So glad to hear about Adrian!! Prayers answered, right?!
    God bless,


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