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. (Mar., 232 pp., $14.99)
Reviewed by: 
Jill Elizabeth Nelson