Title: The Scroll
Author: Grant R. Jeffrey, Alton Gansky
Review: An interesting tale regarding Israel and many lost relics from Christ’s time. I found the story fast paced with great flow. Biblical Archeology is a form of study I didn’t know existed and yet it makes complete sense. Why not have a group out there to study the Bible by finding artifacts that point to its truth and exsistance. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biblical_archaeology
The story followed a group of archeologists as they interpreted a found copper scroll to help them find the lost temple artifacts. Intrigue and suspense keep you reading and turning the page. Bad guys around every corner and even in their own camp. This is also a story of faith lost and found. I enjoyed the ideas presented in this book and yet I have to say that the very end was not where I hoped it would go and at the same time I was a bit confused…oh well you can’t always get everything.
If you enjoy mysteries and especially religious based ones, you will really enjoy this book. The ending did not detract from the story as a whole.
Publisher: Published September 6th 2011 by WaterBrook Press
ISBN: B004KPM1YE Kindle Edition
Quick Review: 3 1/2 stars (out of 5)
Why I Read It: Blogging for Books was looking for reviewers.
Where I Obtained the Book: Sent by the publisher
Synopsis: One last dig. One final descent into the twisted tunnels of ancient Jerusalem. Will the truth be found among the treasures that lie beneath the holy city?
Dr. David Chambers, a distinguished archaeologist, has spent his professional career uncovering the facts in the artifacts. His work sets the standard for biblical research in the Holy Land. But surrounded by the evidence, David has sunk into an abyss of doubt and a painful experience with a seemingly unresponsive God has left him without hope.
An old friend and mentor reaches out to David, enticing him with the riches described in the enigmatic Copper Scroll. Losing ground with his peers, his fiancé Amber, and his faith, David Chambers has a choice to make. Will he undertake one final dig to unlock a secret that could alter the course of history? Do the secrets of the Old Testament hold the key to the political turmoil of the Middle East?
In a world where faith has been eclipsed by the allure of doubt, The Scroll offers a different journey: a pulse-pounding adventure to find truth worth dying for.
Author Biography: Grant R. Jeffrey is an internationally known author of more than twenty bestsellers and the editor of the Marked Reference Prophecy Study Bible. Recognized as one of the world's leading teachers of prophecy and an intelligent defense of the Christian faith, Jeffrey appears frequently on television and radio throughout the world. He studied at Philadelphia College of the Bible before entering the business world. Later he earned his masters and Ph.D. degrees in biblical literature from Louisiana Baptist University. He and his wife, Kaye, live near Toronto where they serve in full-time ministry.
Alton L. Gansky is the author of eight popular novels, including A Ship Possessed, Terminal Justice, and his newest release, Distant Memory. He is also the senior pastor of High Desert Baptist Church in Phelan, California, where he has served for more than a decade. He and his wife, Becky, are the parents of three college-aged children. Photo not found.