You guys now I'm a sucker for adventure book based on history and biblical theology,
aka The DaVinci Code,
so it should be no surprise I wanted to review this book when the offer came!
Synopsis: When Dr. Jonathan Munro's house is broken into, and his former best friend and colleague, archaeologist Stephen Kaufman, is knifed in the streets of Ankara, he is thrust into a world of international criminals who will stop at nothing to claim the priceless artifact Dr. Kaufman unearthed - a scroll revealing the location of the missing autographs of the New Testament.
Is it the find of the century, or a costly fraud?
As he flees with Isabel, Kaufman's beguiling sister, Dr. Munro finds himself pursued by relentless mercenaries intent on seizing this incalculable treasure for themselves. Through some of Christianity's most revered historical sites, he and Isabel must race to unravel the clues and find the autographs before they fall into the wrong hands.Check out the author's blog post with pictures, of places in the book!
Review: The Lost Scrolls is a very quick read, so much so that I read it literally in 1 2 hour sitting! I could not believe that I got through it that quickly-it went like a speeding roller coaster from the first chapter! The plot is believable and with an ending that makes you wonder, as to whether to their will be a sequel!
You have to love a book that hooks you from the beginning and makes you want more. The plot was interesting and made you want to go searching for the truth behind the book, for instance : the writs of books, Domo tou bibliou, which is sought for in the book, is not real, but it might have some foundation in truth yet! As the author's shows on his blog post, new biblical fragments have been discovered may be the earliest fragments of the New Testament!
I will definitely be reading some of the authors other books as well, as he has such varied books, they all sound interesting in their own way! If you're looking for a fun historical-adventure theme ride, check out The Lost Scrolls!
About the Author: Michael J. Scott is a Christ-following husband, father of three, preacher, teacher, poet, playwright and writer of fiction told from a Christian worldview. He enjoys writing, reading, discussing politics and religion, teaching, singing, martial arts, fencing, acting, cooking and shooting pool. Michael is currently working on a sequel to The Coppersmith, his second book, entitled Topheth, about a serial arsonist torching churches. Once again, Special Agent Janelle Becker is called upon to investigate.
Check out his blog for more info! Michael lives outside of Rochester, NY with his wife and three children.
Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received this book free of charge, from Irene Watson PR, via the Business2Blogger program, for review purposes. A small stipend has been offered, but no other compensation, has been received or implied for this post. Nor was I told how to post about it, all reviews/thoughts are my own.