Friday, July 23, 2010

The Warrior by Francine Rivers


image image The Warrior: Caleb by Francine Rivers

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


The Warrior tells the story of a man whom we usually only remember for his service as a spy. In this mix of fiction and biblical fact we see the depth of this amazing man who followed after God.

I greatly appreciate the wonderful balance that Francine Rivers keeps in her writing. She stays true to the biblical account while adding just enough to make the story flow as she probes their thoughts and feelings. Caleb comes to life in a way each person can relate to in one way or the other.

In this book you will learn of his journey from Egypt to the Promise Land and the challenges of his faith. You will gain a great respect for the life he lead and a better understanding of what life was like back then. The Bible comes alive in your imagination as you read or listen to the audio version of this book.

While some people don't like to mix fiction with biblical accounts, I think Rivers does such an excellent job of writing that most anyone will enjoy this short novel. I highly recommend it to anyone, any age. A great way to "read" this book is through the audio version as a family while traveling or working around the house.


Behind the men who shaped history are the heroes who forever changed it. In The Warrior beloved author Francine Rivers illuminates the life of Caleb, a man whose faith and zeal for God helped lead God's people into the Promised Land. Discover a man full of passion, full of humility and faith. A man who encouraged Joshua and stood strong in the face of sin.

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This audio book was provided courtesy of Oasis Audio. The thoughts expressed are my own.

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image These 5 books are awarded with the To Read, Or Not To Read badge of distinction  - Best Of The Best - for the fact that because they are so good, they have been added to Mandy’s bookshelf!

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