Monday, 17 August 2015

Exodus, Shadow of the Mountain by Cliff Graham


Review: This book earns top marks. I've really enjoyed many, many books I've been sent to review this year, but Exodus has taken the #1 spot on my favourite list for 2015. Exodus was so much more than I was expecting, and I will be vocally recommending this book to those I know. 

The story is: Riveting. Powerful. Compelling. True. 

It is the story of Caleb: a foreign Kenzanite turned deadly Egyptian assassin to Caleb, an unshakable general and unmoving warrior of Yahweh. 

The stories within these pages are gripping and impossible to turn away from. Exodus brings to life a story that I've been hearing since I was a child and makes it real

Written by a warrior about a warrior, Exodus gets into the mind of a real-life, battle-hardened man who is shaken to the core by the awesome strength of a God he cannot understand. Trained as an elite Red Scorpion, Caleb is one of the deadliest warriors in the Egyptian army.  He has fought his way up from a position little better than a slave to being the man who stands beside the son of Ra - Pharaoh. But when the curses that fall on Egypt devastate the land, its people, and crumble its gods, Caleb is forced to realize that the gods he has worshiped are no match for the Hebrew's God, Yahweh. That realization changes everything.

A fabulous, amazing book. A must read. 

Book has been provided courtesy of Bethany House and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.
Available at your favourite bookseller from BakerBooks, a division of Baker Publishing Group"

Back Cover: Two men were brave enough to tell the truth about what awaited the liberated Hebrews in the Promised Land. This is their story. From the slave pits of Egypt to the efforts of an eighty-five year-old Caleb as he battles the last of a race of fearsome giants, Shadow of the Mountain is a vivid portrait of two of God's chosen champions, and a meditation on masculine mentorship and the challenges of blessings of growing older.

Exodus, the first volume of Graham's Old Testament Saga, begins with Caleb as he prepares to attack the fortified city he has claimed for his in hesitance. He refuses to spend his twilight years resting, and ins tread is driven to claim the victory the Lord promised him decades previously. Capturing Caleb's early days as a mercenary for Pharaoh in Egypt watching the Hebrews suffers under the yoke of slavery, through a desperate fight with Anakite giants in the dark forests of the Israelite hill country, this is a story filled with the epic battles, gritty intensity, and supernatural events that made Graham's Lion of War series a hit. Shadow of the Mountain is destined to ignite a love for the Scriptures in popular culture.

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