"the book chronicles the Israelites' difficult, albeit triumphant, journey under Yeshua's leadership. It brings the harshness of ancient battles to life, with slashing swords and constant, unmerciful conflict. . . .The story includes descriptions of famous biblical scenes, such as the conquering of Jericho, and not-so-famous ones, such as the defeat of the Amorite King Sihon, and does a good job of interweaving various Old Testament elements into a larger whole"
Priests and Warriors unveils the inner core of Joshua's historic conquest of Canaan. The novel chronicles the Israelites' difficult, albeit triumphant, journey from the Sinai to the River Jordan and onward to Gaza and the coastal regions under Yeshua's (Joshua) leadership. It brings the harshness of ancient battles to life, with slashing swords and constant, unmerciful conflict. The story delves extensively into the lives of Moses, Joshua, Gideon, Ruth, Rahab, and Michael the Archangel as they engage in heroic battles, grand loves, and the sufferings of wanton treachery. The novel explores violence, sexuality, betrayal, and religious conflicts. Schenck includes detailed descriptions of customs, weaponry, and fortifications. He brilliantly writes of the historic events and of the realities of a people set on creating a homeland under the guidance and jurisdiction of divine laws that will eventually lead to worldwide salvation through a single man-the Messiah. A work of creative nonfiction, Priests and Warriors offers a powerful, vivid, and realistic portrayal of historical biblical events and characters as no other author has. This is a critical reading for those wanting to know why Israel must defeat the rage of Hamas and Hezbollah that is set through bitter hostility to destroy a Nation established not by mankind, but by Godly direction. Though this novel takes place 3,000 years ago, the story is more relevant today than ever. This is a superb book that does not retreat from the realities of life.
--Kirkus Reviews Oct 14, 2013