The Warrior - Praise
In this fictional retelling of the biblical story of Caleb, Joshua's second in command is sent ahead to scout the land of Israel and bring back a report to Moses. Although his counterparts express fear of conquering the new land, the faith and determination of Caleb and Joshua encourages their people to continue on to the land God promised them. In the end, because of their unflinching faith and loyalty to God, they are the only two of the Hebrew scouts who continue on to the "land of milk and honey." This is the second volume in Rivers' "Sons of Encouragement" series (after The Priest), which explores the lives of biblical men and serves as a companion to her "A Lineage of Grace" series about biblical women. A fan favorite, Rivers' biblical fiction is quick and action packed with appeal for both male and female readers. Recommended for most collections. Rivers resides in Northern California.
– Library Journal
Caleb's hunger to know the true God leads him to forsake his Egyptian heritage and cleave to his ancestral connection with the Hebrew people. With them, he surges across the Red Sea toward the Promised Land, determined to serve Almighty God with faith and zeal. Disappointment and heartache dog his steps as those with rebellious hearts test God time and again and bring judgment on the people. As one of 12 spies sent into the land of Canaan, Caleb is captivated by the bountiful land the Lord has promised them. But his and Joshua's encouragement to go forth and conquer falls on deaf ears. The people are frightened by reports of giants in the land. Bitterness tempts Caleb as the faithlessness of others condemns him to wander in the wilderness for an additional 40 years. With the smooth, compelling hand of a master storyteller, Rivers retells the biblical account of Caleb, one of God's true faithful. This novella will leave readers energized and inspired.
— Romantic Times