Sunday, January 01, 2012

The Scroll-a book review

The Scroll

A Novel

Written by Grant R. Jeffrey and Alton L. Gansky

  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: WaterBrook Press (September 6, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0307729265
  • ISBN-13: 978-0307729262
$14.99 is the suggested retail price
 and can be purchased on and at most christian book stores

One last dig.  One final descent into the twisted tunnels of ancient Jerusalem.  Will the truth be fund among the treasures that lie beneath the holy city?
   Dr. David Chambers, leading 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. A painful experience with a seemingly unresponsive God has left him without hope.  The Old Testament scriptures that used to fi ll his mind with wonder now drive him to frustration. His unanswered questions have ripped him from both his academic pursuits and the love of his life, his fiancĂ©e, Amber.
   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 love, 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 mysteries 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 gripping adventure to find truth worth dying for.

I was really excited and couldn't wait to "dig in" and read this book, I love adventure, Biblical archaeology, suspense, romance, and intrigue but was left with a feeling that this book was kind of a re-make of Joel Rosenberg's The Copper Scroll but with a really mean main character that's rude to everyone. David Chambers the main character, is not very likeable and if you knew him in real life I don't think you would want to be his friend.  I'm sure others might enjoy this book if they haven't already read The Copper Scroll.  There is a lot of adventure, suspense and intrigue for those looking for that type of book.

I give this book 2 stars out of 5 since I'd already read a book that was very similar to this one.  I really hate to give a bad review since I received this book for free from WaterBrook Press and Blogging for Books but I have always promised my readers an honest review of every product that I share with them.

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