Thursday, June 11, 2015

Caleb's story

"Shadow of the Mountain: Exodus" by Cliff Graham is the fictional telling of the story of Caleb.  Little is known of Caleb, of Moses fame, and Graham has taken the liberty of researching and exploring Caleb's story.  In "Shadow" Caleb leaves home to live in Egypt and work as a stone sculpter for the pharaoh.  Shortly after arriving, he lets his testosterone crazed temper get the best of him and is sent to join an elite group of soldiers.  The novel follows him as he fights in the army and then meets Moses, as Moses is beginning his leading of the Hebrews out of Egypt. 
Most biblical novels are written by female authors; and while that is wonderful, it is refreshing to read something from the male point of view.  The book has a more straight forward telling and a lot more action.  Though Graham could be accused of being too violent; keep in mind that he is telling the story of a soldier and of a very violent time.  How else would you tell it?  I have read Graham before and he is a wonderful writer.  This novel is no exception.  I highly recommend this book!  I received this e-book in exchange for an honest review from Bethany House.

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