Wednesday, January 20, 2016

On My Nightstand - A Man Called Blessed by Ted Dekker

After reading Blessed Child, I immediately purchased A Man Called Blessed. Caleb is now an adult and has lost some of his fire. When life settles into the pattern of daily living, his spirit grows restless.

Rebecca Solomon, a soldier who is tired of taking lives, embarks on an archaeological journey to find the original Ark of the Covenant. Her father's lifelong dream to return the Ark to Israel and rebuild the temple collides with the fears of government leaders that it will ignite a war.

This book takes off like a rocket and rarely pauses. The situation becomes more dire with every turn of the page - just the way I like my suspense. Supernatural elements and the varying character points of view make this a fascinating read.

I'd read one other Ted Dekker book in the past, but this series whet my reading appetite for more. Several of his novels are going on my Wish List.

Disclaimer:  Neither the author nor the publisher requested a review or provided this book. (Indeed, I doubt if they even know I exist.) I purchased it, and all opinions expressed are my honest assessment of the story.

Writers and Readers:  What are key elements you like to see in a suspense novel?


quietspirit said...

Susan: I love a book, suspense or not, that causes me to keep reading. It's my definition of a page turner.

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Quiet Spirit -

Yes, when you have a hard time putting a book down, that says a lot about the story. I'm reading Connie Almony's latest book, and the tension is building. After lunch, I'm going to spend some time in that story.

God bless,
Susan :)