The Scroll by Grant R. Jeffrey & Alton L. Gansky

Posted: September 10, 2011 in Christianity, Reviews
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The Scroll follows the journey of Dr. David Chambers, a biblical archaeologist who agrees to on last dig. Chambers has lost his faith and his fiancee. Now he is called out of recent retirement for one last dig, only to be faced with his former faith and former fiancee. In the face of opposition for this dig, he must once again turn to these former things that he has left behind. While uncovering some of the greatest biblical finds ever, he also recovers a faith that is of greater value than any treasure.

I thought this novel was well written and interesting from beginning to end. The authors did an excellent job of including biblical history into this book. At times, I really felt taken back into the time of temple worship. The imagery and use of biblical text was great to read. So many times Christian novels have no visible trace of Christianity at all. That was not the case with this book. The faith of Dr. Chambers in this book is a central theme that is integral to the story. There were several times that I needed to put this book down, but couldn’t because the story was so intriguing at that point. There were actually times that I needed to pull out my bible to look up sections of scripture that were used. I actually learned biblical history from this novel. It has not been very often that I have found a novel that has accomplished that. This is definitely a novel that I would recommend.

 

I received this book free for review from Waterbrook Press.

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