Saturday, October 3, 2015

Shadow of the Mountain: A Book Review

About The Book:

Caleb and Joshua Roar to Life in this High-Impact Old Testament Saga
Two men were brave enough to tell the truth about what awaited the Hebrews in Canaan. This is their story. From the slave pits of Egypt to the efforts of an eighty-five-year-old Caleb as he drives out the last of the 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 and blessings of growing older.

For the sake of his new God and his loyalty to his friend Joshua, Caleb will not spend his twilight years resting, but taking the battle to the enemies of God's people until his dying breath. From his early days as a mercenary for Pharaoh in Egypt watching the Hebrews suffer under the yoke of slavery, all the way through a desperate fight with giants in the dark forests of the hill country, this is a story filled with epic battles, gritty intensity, and supernatural events that made Graham's Lion of War series a hit. Shadow of the Mountain
 is sure to ignite a love for the Old Testament in popular culture.

You can read an excerpt of this book here, in PDF format.

About The Author:

Cliff Graham is a former soldier and officer in the United States Army who now spends his time writing, speaking, and operating a growing series of media franchises. A graduate from Black Hills State University with degrees in political science and military science, he wrote his Lion of War series while working as a youth pastor, and he now speaks to churches, men's groups, and conferences everywhere. He lives in Utah with his family. Learn more at

My Review:

One of my favorite genres of books is those that fictionalize Biblical characters. I have read many and this one is now at the top of the list of my favorites. The book is intense and caught my attention from the very first pages. The book combines scripture with military fiction in a great way, and will allow the reader to feel as though they are right in the action.  I thought that it was fantastic that the author included a note explaining that he did in fact take literary liberties when writing this book, since it is based on a book of the The Holy Bible. That said, he did fantastic in his writing style, with it very apparent that a lot of research was completed to make the book as realistic as possible, and drawing you into the world of Exodus and allowed the reader to really journey through this time of the Bible. A job well done to be sure. 

This is the first book in the series, Exodus, and I look forward to how the rest of the series turns out.

I highly recommend this book and give it a huge thumbs up!

BUY IT: You can purchase Shadow of the Mountain at your favorite book retailer from Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group.

***I received a complimentary copy of this book, courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications Inc., for the purpose of the review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner***

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