Monday, June 22, 2015

Review: Exodus by Cliff Graham

Title: Exodus
Author: Cliff Graham
Publisher: Bethany House
Pages: 303
ISBN: 978-0-7642-1475-2
Publication Date: May 5th, 2015

Synopsis:
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.
Review:
Cliff Graham has an amazing talent for telling a story. He has a way to bring it across in a lifelike fashion that sucks you into the pages. And in the process get across an important message of faith. In his writing, you can tell how important his faith is, and his hope for others to have that same faith.

Another aspect of Cliff's writing that I like, is the grittiness. I say grittiness, but it's lifelike. Life isn't going to be roses and with the topics he focuses on and the era the story is set, it was a dark and violent time. He states in the beginning it was a brutal time. I'm glad he shows it in his writing, because it makes the impact of the miracles that happen all the more important.

I started reading Exodus and was captured up into the Caleb's story immediately. You're launched into the story in what would be Caleb's present time and we fall back into time to follow him on his journey to Egypt and experience what he went through during his time with the Exodus. Because there isn't a whole lot of his story in the Bible for his early life, the life of Caleb is a lot of fiction, but it is done so well. The research of what all happened during this time is done so well, the fiction with the history of the Bible are woven together well.

If I wasn't already a fan of Cliff Graham's writing, this would had solidified it. The depth and intensity of the story is phenomenal and I can't wait to read more.

Too Read!
5 out of 5

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. He currently lives in the mountains of Utah with his wife, Cassandra, and their children, and speaks to churches, men's groups, and conferences all over the United States.
He can be found online at www.cliffgraham.com.




Thank you to Bethany House, I received a copy of this book for free in exchange for an honest review.


1 comment:

R Merr said...

This was my first read by this author. I don't plan on it being my last! Loved it!