Day of War – the Movie

I have read the first two books in the Lion of War series by Cliff Graham. Both were excellent books about David and his Mighty Men. I have also read the short stories called David and Benaiah. All of the stories use the biblical account of David and his Mighty Men as a springboard into these fictional stories.

The cool thing is that now Day of War is being made into a movie. The setting is Hawaii and production is under way. You can see some pictures from the work that is being done and can even get on board in helping to fund the film. Check out the video:

Day of War – Back the Movie! from Giantkiller Pictures on Vimeo.


A few days ago, I posted about the first two books in the Lion of War series – Day of War & Covenant of War.  I am looking forward to the third book.

The author, Cliff Graham, sent out a tweet asking about one of the main characters, Eleazar.  At the end of the second book, Eleazar is wounded in battle and the book concludes without disclosing whether he survives or not. The author’s question was simple – “Does he die or not?”

My response is a definite “No.”  I replied with the hashtag Eleazarlives.  What I’m hoping is that many readers will respond to Cliff and let him know we want Eleazar around for future books.

So…if you have read the books and have a twitter account, join in the movement – #Eleazarlives.

Lion of War Series – a great read!

I was first introduced to the story of Benaiah in Mark Batterson’s book In a Pit With a Lion on a Snowy Day.  In the Lion of War series, author Cliff Graham takes the lives of Benaiah and the other men who make up David’s Mighty Men and brings them to life in a compelling way.

A friend of mine told me about the first book in the series (Day of War) and encouraged me to read it.  I actually got it free from a twitter promotion from  Before I finished reading Day of War, I knew I wanted to get book two, Covenant of War.  Once I purchased it, it only took me a few days to finish.

Graham takes the Biblical accounts of David, The Three and the Thirty (His Mighty Men) and turns them in to a riveting piece of fiction. While the characters and story lines are based on Old Testament scripture, Graham does encourage the reader to read the book as fiction, as he “fills in the blanks” of how he envisions the battles going and the characters reacting.

If you like movies like Gladiator, Braveheart and the like, this is your type of book.  My only problem is this – I am waiting on book 3 to find out what happens next!