Mighty Man of God
P. H. Thompson
What happens when the king’s most obedient soldier is issued a wicked command?
Benaiah is valiant against men and beasts. He is known for three heroic deeds that lead to his appointment in the elite force of David’s Mighty Men: aggressively going down into a pit on a snowy day to kill a lion; fighting two Moabite ariels; and challenging a giant Egyptian the size of David’s Goliath, armed with only a staff, and killing him with the man’s own spear. When David is crowned king, Benaiah is made his chief bodyguard and eventually head of the whole army of Israel under King Solomon.
Reeling from the tragic cost of disobedience when he was young, Benaiah directs his life toward one chief aim: to be found a faithful, loyal, valiant and obedient soldier, servant of the King and follower of Yahweh.
But when “just following orders” leads to his part in adultery, murder and death, he questions his life’s direction. If both obedience and disobedience cause death, how can he ever find redemption?
“This fictional account of one of David’s Mighty Men, Benaiah, takes the small amount of history that we know about this ancient Jewish warrior, found in the cycle of stories about David in the Old Testament, and weaves a convincing story about what he might have experienced and what he might have been like.”
—Michael A. G. Haykin, Professor of Church History, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
Softcover Trim Size: 6 x 9
Page Count: 296
About the Author:
P. H. Thompson is a former oncology nurse, turned writer. When not writing, she leads women’s Bible studies, speaks at women’s conferences, spoils her active grandchildren and takes long naps to recover. She and her husband live near Toronto and have two adult daughters.