The Book of Wars

Legend of the Prophetess

Christian - Fantasy/Sci-Fi
480 Pages
Reviewed on 05/31/2021
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Author Biography

John Milor is an author of multiple books in different genres. Milor is also a radio talk show guest for numerous programs, such as Coast to Coast AM with George Noory, the Art Bell show, the X-Zone TV/Radio Show with Rob McConnel, Jeff Rense, and many others. Additionally, Milor serves as the Chief of Cyber Operations for the United States Western Air Defense Sector - that's his day job. As a matter of legal record regarding his Christian Ufology books, should men in black coming asking, nothing Milor writes is officially endorsed by any branch of the military.

This book actually started as a screenplay; it is one of two screenplays that earned him his Master's Thesis in screenwriting, and won him a scholarship for entrance into the L.A. Film Festival.

The inspiration for this book was a lightbulb moment, when Milor recalled reading about the prophetess Deborah in the Old Testament book of Judges, chapters 4 and 5. Along with that recollection was a question, why hasn't anyone made a movie about Deborah? There are five movies about Joan of Arc, yet Deborah is actually in the Bible. Deborah arose from obscurity and ruled Israel for 40 years back in 1250 B.C.. How on Earth did she pull that off? Scripture is very clear, Deborah was a prophetess, and she predicted a freak storm to the exact date and location. She then used that divine knowledge as a military strategy to destroy a tyrannical empire. Knowing this ignited my inspiration.

    Book Review

Reviewed by K.C. Finn for Readers' Favorite

The Book of Wars: Legend of the Prophetess is a work of fiction in the Christian and fantasy genres. It is suitable for the general teen and adult reading audiences and was penned by author John W. Milor. Set in 1250 BC, the book follows the rise in power of Deborah, a leader of Israel who held a unique role in the society of the time as a judge, military leader, and prophet to her people. Carefully researched in scripture, the book explores the blank spaces that history leaves in its discussion of Deborah’s life and her role in leading the Israelites in the face of a terrifying empire that sought to control them.

It's an interesting exercise, and certainly a challenging starting point for a creative endeavor, to take an individual from early history or folklore and tell an original story with them that remains faithful and authentic to the widely accepted vision of that figure. Between the lines of the historical records of the time that still survive whole lives were lived about which we know precious little, but by connecting the dots between the established facts John W. Milor has told a compelling tale of a key figure that demonstrates a keen level of research and excellent skill as a storyteller. Legend of the Prophetess is a book that I highly recommend both for fans of historical storytelling and for those interested in exploration and speculation on figures from scripture. The work is well considered, well written, and should be on the bookshelf of anyone with an interest in studying scripture.