Thursday, July 28, 2011

Day of War by Cliff Graham - Reviewed!

About the Book: (from Zondervan)

In ancient Israel, at the crossroads of the great trading routes, a man named Benaiah is searching for a fresh start in life. He has joined a band of soldiers led by a warlord named David, seeking to bury the past that refuses to leave him. Their ragged army is disgruntled and full of reckless men. Some are loyal to David, but others are only with him for the promise of captured wealth.

While the ruthless and increasingly mad King Saul marches hopelessly against the powerful Philistines, loyal son Jonathan in tow, the land of the Hebrew tribes has never been more despondent—and more in need of rescue.

Over the course of ten days, from snowy mountain passes to sword-wracked battlefields, Benaiah and his fellow mercenaries must call upon every skill they have to survive and establish the throne for David—if they don’t kill each other first.

My Son's Thoughts:

If you liked the movies Troy, Alexander, and Clash of the Titans, then you’ll rank this book right up there with them. Day of War takes you back to the times of David when the Israeli nation loyalty was split between Saul, who was the king at the time, and David, who had been anointed to be king. Action and adventure abound as we follow Benaiah, a commander in Davids’ army, on his missions in war torn Israel.

Mom's view: Both of my sons (ages 16 &17) raced through this book! They loved it! So if you are looking for a good read for teens - this is it!!

About the Author:
Cliff Graham was born in Dallas, Texas, and raised in Rapid City, South Dakota. He graduated from Black Hills State University with degrees in political science and military science and did his graduate studies at Liberty Theological Seminary. His first novel, Day of War, about King David's mighty men, earned him a film option for the entire book series from director David L. Cunningham (Path to 9/11) and producer Grant Curtis (Spider-Man films). A major motion picture franchise is in production. Graham is an officer in the United States Army National Guard and a veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom, who is currently serving in the Chaplain Corps and living in the mountains of Utah with his wife, Cassandra, and their children.

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