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Shadow of the Mountain - Exodus by Cliff Graham

Caleb a character from the Bible who comes in without much fanfare or background information. But what was Caleb's life like? Who was he? Where did he come from? And how did he become one of the leaders of the Israelites? Exodus, the first book in the Shadow of the Mountain series by Cliff Graham answers these questions.

Caleb is old, but still leading the Israelites in their conquest of the promised land. Knowing his time on earth is short, Caleb decides now is the time for his story to be told and recorded for those who will come after him. His story starts when he is young man and a foreigner in Egypt who becomes known for his carving and stone work. He then enters the Egyptian army and becomes one of the most decorated warriors ever. But, he is drawn to the Hebrew slaves, especially when Moses and his brother Aaron meet with Pharaoh and strange plagues fall over Egypt. Will he join the Hebrews when they leave Egypt or defend the Pharaoh he has severed for so many years?

I will admit that I am usually not a fan of Biblical fiction. So I am not really sure why I picked this book to review. Maybe because the author was a man and it sounded like it would be more action packed than most Biblical fiction. Well, after reading it, I can say that I am really glad I picked the book to read and I am looking forward to the rest of the series. I enjoyed the world the author created for Caleb and the man the author made Caleb be. It was exciting and action filled, which kept if moving. I also really enjoyed the descriptions of what life was like for those who lived through the plagues. I never really thought about how awful the plagues really would have been. Overall great read and I look forward to more from this author.

Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc


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