The Warrior: Caleb (Sons of Encouragement Series #2)

The Warrior: Caleb (Sons of Encouragement Series #2)

by Francine Rivers
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The Warrior: Caleb (Sons of Encouragement Series #2) by Francine Rivers

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, humility, and faith; a man who encouraged Joshua and stood strong in the face of sin. The Warrior also includes a Bible study on the life of Caleb, suitable for individual use or group discussion.

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ISBN-13: 9780842382663
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers
Publication date: 03/14/2005
Series: Sons of Encouragement Series , #2
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 5.19(w) x 7.25(h) x 0.88(d)

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Francine Rivers, winner of the ECPA Gold Medallion, has been writing for more than twenty years. Her books have received numerous awards and have endeared her to millions of readers.

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The Warrior: Caleb (Sons of Encouragement Series #2) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Warrior by Francine Rivers continues her biblical men of faith series¿Sons of Encouragement. I have read all Francine Rivers¿ books and have never been disappointed. I was delighted to learn ¿The Last Sin Eater¿ is in feature-length film production. The hero of our current story is Caleb, warrior of God. The first paragraph¿¿Run!¿¿hooked me and I reluctantly inserted my bookmark when other duties called. Kelubai¿s¿Caleb¿s given name¿belief in God begins when in the throes of one of the disasters rained down on Egypt because Pharaoh wouldn¿t let God¿s people go. ¿The God of the Hebrews could turn water to blood and call forth frogs¿ Here was a God he could worship.¿ He runs to the Hebrews, led by Moses, and asks for acceptance for him and his family to exit Egypt with them. But the Hebrews, just beginning on their journey into the desert, look down their nose at him and tell him no, since he is but a half-breed and descended from the lineage of Esau. When asked his name and he replies, ¿Kelubai,¿ they jeer and call him Caleb¿dog. Not taking ¿no¿ for an answer, he and his family tag along on the fringe of the huge exodus. Finally accepting the name Caleb, his love for God and following His commandments eventually earn him a standing in the community. When the Jews reach the Jordan River, Caleb is chosen to represent the tribe of Judah to spy out the land with a member of each of the other eleven tribes. Also among the twelve is his young friend, Joshua. For forty days the spies surreptitiously inspect the land of Canaan and its people. When returning, they all say how wonderful and fertile the land is the magnificent crops¿some of which they¿ve carried back as witness to the rich fertileness of the land. But ten say the people are too big, too well defended and there is no way they can take the land from them. Caleb and Joshua, however, say God has given them this land they must fight for it and drive out the Canaanites. They must obey God. But the people don¿t listen and God returns them to the desert to wander for almost forty years because of their unbelief, disobedience, and complaining. The only two of the current adult generation who will be allowed into Canaan are Caleb and Joshua¿the entire adult population dies during the forty years of wandering in the desert. Francine Rivers has penned a marvelous and poignant story of one man¿s desire to be all that he can be for God. She¿s taken the scriptures and brought them alive. And she¿s done it beautifully. One can¿t miss the parallels of our own lives and Caleb¿s, nor God¿s call to respond to Him as Caleb did. Absolute obedience no matter the cost.
ReenaJacobs More than 1 year ago
I didn’t enjoy this one as much as my other Francine River reads. The novella had a lot of information chunks thrown at me. This is alright for the bible, but not okay for a fictional story, even if it is based upon the bible. At least in my mind. I also wasn’t very fond of Caleb. He had an air of superiority. No one could satisfy him, while he acted as if he was above it all. He just seemed a little to perfect in his mind for my liking. What happened to struggling with right and wrong? For Caleb, the struggle seemed to be lacking. His biggest concern was trying to sway everyone to his way of thinking. Honestly, with Caleb so sure of himself and his way of thought, the overall story lacked conflict. I had nothing to look forward to. Although Caleb was above many of the struggles, the other characters were not. Even though I knew the story, it still broke my heart to see the children of Israel learn and accept after the consequences were in place. For example, one of Caleb’s brothers said, “I thought, perhaps, the Lord had forgotten about me, and I might sneak into the Promised Land among my sons and grandsons…” Even thinking about it now brings tears to my eyes. Other lines made me reflect on life in general. For example: “And like this morning, they prayed the same prayers they prayed every day, and then went off to live life on their own terms.” Isn’t that so true sometimes? It’s like the Natalie and Phillip Larue song where they sing, it’s not right to be a Christian “One Day of the Week.” So in my opinion, the overall message was wonderful, but the presentation was lacking.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Caleb is only mentioned a few places in the Bible, yet we can see that he was a man of extraordinary strength and faith. Francine Rivers gives us fictional insight into his life but we also see ourselves as we struggle to develop faith and persevere in life.This book helped me remember that God loves lavishly even those of us who struggle to love Him back.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This series is a wonderful series they both have been wonderful to reader and easy to get through. They flow so nice and teach so much. I can't wait for the next in the series. They are wonderfully faith filled books. Teach things and show you things you never thought about before in an easy and concise manner.