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Day of War (Lion of War Series) Paperback – June 11, 2011
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Cliff Graham is an Army veteran and the author of the Lion of War Series, soon to be a major motion picture franchise from director David L. Cunningham (The Path to 9/11)and producer Grant Curtis (the Spider-Man films). He currently lives in the mountains of Utah with his wife and children.
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The book is a page-turner, that you won't be able to put down. It is deeply masculine, but not in a giant muscles, macho, dumb killing machine sort of way (Though it is a very violent book). Graham touches on the deeper part of manhood as the reader sees the main character, Benaiah, suffer through the insecurities, regrets, and frustration that every man battles during his life. The relationships between the main characters in the story evidence the fact that Graham has served in the military and understands the inexplicable bond of men who fight together.
It is a well-written book that remains as faithful to the biblical record which inspires it. Buy this book, and let it take you back to the beginnings of the Kingdom of Israel - to a world of turmoil and awe-inspiring acts of heroism. Benaiah, David, and the other Mighty Men are going to be the heroes of a new generation. It's about time.
I saw this book mentioned in Family Fiction's weekly newsletter and knew I had to read it. I have read 1 Samuel-2 Kings more than any other books in the Bible. The accounts of David's life are the scriptures that first captured my heart and started my love for God's word. What was it like to be around a man so fierce in battle but gentle in spirit? So when the opportunity arose to read what promised to be an authentic-look into the lives of those closest to David, I couldn't resist.
I was not at all disappointed by Day of War. Graham does a fantastic job of creating a highly believable backstory for Benaiah. I loved reading about his flawed character and gaining a little more insight into the mind of one who fought brutal battles with crudely constructed weapons. Passages of scriptures that are easy to acknowledge, but rarely considered were nicely blended into this book and the emotion of many verses were brought to the surface. There is a fantastic balance between fact and fiction and they are meshed together in a seamless fashion to create a truly remarkable speculative novel.
One of the strengths of this book is Graham's ability to create a story for Benaiah without neglecting David or overshadowing Benaiah.Read more ›
The point is that this novel, while as white-knuckled, and testosterone producing as any blockbuster war epic, is really about people, not war. This novel is about parents and sons, women, and honor and righteousness. It is about the religiously supernatural, and the human traps we all must experience, and Graham's writing is so detailed and compelling that one would have to have a dormant heart to not feel the pain as one reads the perils of Jonathon, Saul, David, and Benaiah.
Finally, the story is really about conversion, and confusion of conversion. Graham doesn't paint a simplistic or unitary figure of who prophets and people are, but describes characters who are real--flawed, but heroic. You will respect what our ancestors have done in new and profound ways after reading DOW.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Enjoyed this 1st book in the Lion of War Series. Fast paced and Biblically sound. Great story-telling. Looking forward to the next book!Published 2 days ago by Bdunk
I purchased this for a gift so have not read it. The recipient said he liked the bookPublished 14 days ago by Patricia L. Diehl
Graham has written an action packed novel with detail and most importantly a rally call for Christian men: Cover Me in this day of war!Published 1 month ago by Thomas Fulton
Loved this book! So different from others that I have read. Yes it is more violent, but it has a realistic aspect that it shows us. Read morePublished 2 months ago by J
I'm not one to spend a lot of time writing about books, and that's not going to change here. All I can say is that this book is fascinating, gives you a wonderful idea of what it... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amanda Lopez
A book more for the much younger set; However I did get a feel for the geography and the different antagonistic tribes surrounding the Kingdom of Judah. Read morePublished 5 months ago by S. S. Katz