Press Contact: Laura Dickerson

Thomas Nelson is re-releasing The Caleb Books Series with new covers this month. The beloved stories were co-written with the late Bill Bright, founder and president of Campus Crusade International. Blessed Child and A Man Called Blessed first released ten years ago.

“We are so excited to re-release Blessed Child and A Man Called Blessed. We believe that such timeless books should be kept in the marketplace so that a new generation of readers can engage with these powerful stories. As part of our program, we will strive to continually reach into the Thomas Nelson and Zondervan archive to encourage readers to engage with past work from such beloved authors.” Daisy Hutton, Vice President and Publisher, Fiction.


Blessed Child
“Whoever said that a straightened hand was more dramatic than a healed heart anyway?”
A young orphaned boy was abandoned in the midst of an invasion and raised in an Ethiopian monastery. He has never seen outside its walls—at least, not the way most people see. Now he must flee those walls or die. But the world beyond is hardly ready for a boy like Caleb. When relief worker Jason Marker agrees to take Caleb from the monastery, he unwittingly opens humanity’s doors to an incredible journey filled with political intrigue and peril. Jason and Leiah—the French-Canadian nurse who escapes the monastery with him—quickly realize Caleb’s supernatural power to heal. But so do the boy’s enemies, who will stop at nothing to destroy him. Jason and Leiah fight for Caleb’s survival while the world erupts in debate over the source of his power. In the end nothing can prepare them for what they discover.

A Man Called Blessed
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 extremists fear that the Ark’s discovery will compel Israel to rebuild Solomon’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 embraced as a child.

Blessed Child
A Man Called Blesse
Ted Dekker and Bill Bright Thomas Nelson
Trade Paper 9781401688783 | 9781401688790
May 2013


The son of missionaries John and Helen Dekker, whose incredible story of life among headhunters in Indonesia has been told in several books, Ted Dekker learned at a very early age the difference between authentic Christianity and so-called religion. Surrounded by the vivid colors of the jungle and a myriad of cultures, Dekker received a first-class education on human nature and behavior. This, he believes, is the foundation of his writing. After earning his Bachelor’s Degree in Religion and Philosophy from Evangel College, Dekker spent time in the corporate world before turning to writing full-time in 1997. He states that each time he writes, he finds his vision of God just a little clearer and his expression of that vision a little more vivid. Dekker’s body of work contains over twenty novels including Thr3e, The Circle Series, and Sinner. He lives in Austin, Texas, with his wife LeeAnn and their four children.