Shadow Of The Mountain (1 Shadow Of The Mountain)(Paperback)Cliff Graham
Caleb and Joshua roar to life in this high-impact Old Testament saga.
Two men were brave enough to tell the truth about what awaited the Hebrews in Canaan. This is their story. From the slave pits of Egypt to the efforts of an eighty-five-year-old Caleb as he drives out the last of the giants, Shadow of the Mountain is a vivid portrait of two of God's chosen champions, and a meditation on masculine mentorship and the challenges and blessings of growing older.
For the sake of his new God and his loyalty to his friend Joshua, Caleb will not spend his twilight years resting, but taking the battle to the enemies of God's people until his dying breath. From his early days as a mercenary for Pharaoh in Egypt watching the Hebrews suffer under the yoke of slavery, all the way through a desperate fight with giants in the dark forests of the hill country, this is a story filled with epic battles, gritty intensity, and supernatural events that made Graham's Lion of War series a hit. Shadow of the Mountain is sure to ignite a love for the Old Testament in popular culture.
About the Author
Cliff Graham is a former soldier and officer in the United States Army who now spends his time writing, speaking, and operating a growing series of media franchises. A graduate from Black Hills State University with degrees in political science and military science, he wrote his Lion of War series while working as a youth pastor, and he now speaks to churches, men's groups, and conferences everywhere. He lives in Utah with his family.
Size216 x 140 mm
Number of Pages384 pp
PublisherBaker Book House
The mornings were the hardest.
Every bone ached, every old scar throbbed. His wrist no
longer bent back fully, and on nights when he slept on his side
without realizing it, he was unable to move that side without
pain for most of the day.
Caleb greeted this morning like any other, with a casual
assessment of these pains. Nothing seemed to be abnormal.
Some pains were injuries needing to be tended; others were
just the advance of age.
When it was cold, as now, he took longer getting dressed. The
approach of spring led the young troops to switch to summer
tunics, but he would be wearing the thick wool winter cloak
all summer long. Even the desert heat was no longer enough
to thaw his bones.
But I can still move, he thought as he rubbed his feet. He
squeezed his leg with his sword hand, the fingers pressing hard
into flesh. He still had his battle grip. When that softened he
would be done, but it was still nearly as strong as when he was
in the fiery power of youth.
Now he rolled onto his knees and paused, giving the joints
time to loosen before he stood. He would be fine once he was
up and his blood flowed through his veins. It was just the wake-
up, he told himself.
Just the wake-up.
He exhaled slowly, then held his breath for the effort to stand.
With a grunt he forced his back to straighten and pushed off the
ground. The muscles relaxed and he was up. As he stretched,
he remembered the first time he had been roused by a train-
ing master many years before. Shouting, kicking, he had three
counts before he was supposed to be fully dressed with weapon
in hand. Now it felt like it was three counts just to open his eyes.
“Enough,” he said aloud to himself in the dark.
The wind battered the tent, and he heard the thumping sound
of heavy raindrops. He scowled. It would be another day of
delays. Delays meant lost advantage. Delays favored the enemy.
He tried to be hopeful that it was only a passing storm and
would give way to bright sunlight, but as soon as he looked
out of his tent and blinked at the sky, he saw nothing but heavy
darkness overhead and, as though mocking him, the rain clouds
opened up and poured down onto the camp. Puddles formed
in the mud nearby. Men who had ventured out into the open
scurried to find shelter.
A figure appeared in front of him.
“Permission to enter, lord.”
“No,” Caleb said.
Silence outside. Caleb smiled to himself. Decided to have
“Speak quickly,” he said.