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. Day of War brings to life the exploits of the Mighty Men of Israel, a rag-tag band of disgruntled warriors on the run with David, the soon-to-be King. Their legendary deeds are recorded in 2 Samuel 23 and 1 Chronicles 11.
©2011 Cliff Graham (P)2011 Zondervan
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"A fiction novel that rivets you to your theology"
I feel so blessed to have found this book . With over 500 books in my library I have never been introduced to a book that takes such literature to such an endless scope. All the while knowing that there was a boundry. That boundry is only the best selling book of all time. The Bible.
NOT FOR THE WEAK OF CONSTITUTION.
NOT FOR THE RELIGIOUS ZEALOTS STUCK.
ONLY FOR THE INDIVIDUAL OF BELIEF, KNOWLEDGE OF THE TIME, AND UNDERSTANDING OF HOW MUCH WE DON'T KNOW , YET HOW MUCH WE HAVE FAITH IN
"Praise and Arrows"
Cliff Graham tells the story of King David using the stories of his Mighty Men using scripture as the foundation and his research on ancient Hebrew fighting tactics. The story is told from the perspective of his soldiers and it really lays out the importance of having a band of brothers.
"Nice Perspective on old stories"
I liked the detail and the way it brought new light to the story of Kind David.
Can't really say.
I liked the voice it was strong.
I would have like to hear this one in drama style different voices to help separate characters better.
Probably none, I don't imagine they would have good table manners not sure that was what warriors worried about.
I hope they do make a movie of this one as I read about. I think it's a good story for visuals.
"Gritty Bible stories"
It's a good production and the story is good. It's a bit monotone in the sense that there is only one feel to the story. It is gritty and straight forward. I enjoyed it but it isn't one of my favorite books.
Absolutely! There is so much there. So many truths to pick up you just can't get it all on one listen.
For me it was how the author addresses the "anointing" or the "covering" of God. Although I am familiar with it, he put it in a far different form that really opened my eyes.
Benaiah. He is a personal favorite of mine from the Bible and one of the reasons I got the book.
Not really. It was just solid all the way. But if the book is no good or just "ok", I don't listen to it again. I just finished book 2 & can't wait to start again.
I don't think I could watch the movie but I think the author did a good job of communicating the violence of war without going over the top. Let's face it, swords, arrows, spears, javelins are rather messy. I enjoyed it though.
"Paints exciting details to an epic biblical story"
Enthralling eye opener
I really liked the pacing of the story with a good balance between raw action and more thoughtful conversations and descriptive sections. From how I read the Bible, the author did very good in staying biblical.
David - a brutal, heartbroken, God fearing leader.
Don't pass this book up. Best book I ever heard. Reader was great, story was captivating. Kept you going the entire time. I loved this book!
Loved every minute of this book! Thank you Mr. Graham for listening to the covering and writing this work.
inspiring, intriguing, entertaining and down right fun to read. it gives a peek of what perhaps it looked like if we could look between the lines.
"ONE OF THE BEST IN THIS SERIES. Want more!"
Wow! This is the second book in the series i've listened to. I love it.
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