Tuesday, October 11, 2011

The Scroll by Alton Gansky and Grant Jeffrey

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 fill 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 fiancée, 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.

My review:Great book. I thoroughly enjoyed it. It seems if you put Alton Gansky with any other author, the result is a fantastic read. As far as I know, this is Grant Jeffrey's first fiction book, as he usually writes prophecy type books, but his knowledge of the Middle East and events over there comes through.

The plot centers around archeology, and the authors do a great job of making that interesting. They came up with great characters and plot. And this isn't a dry story - there is a lot of suspense, action, and mystery throughout the book. They also did a tremendous job of portraying the emotions that there would be if some of the Biblical artifacts were found that were mentioned so often and used in the temple.

What I found fascinating - and scary, is the picture of what would happen if Israel would start rebuilding their temple.

This was a great read. A fascinating read. I enjoyed every page and hated to see the ending come. I did think the events at the end were rushed a bit and would have liked to have had some more detail, but I still loved the book and am glad I picked it to review.

About the authors:

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.

The Scroll is avaible from Waterbrook/Multnomah Publishing.

Thanks to Waterbrook/Multonmah for the review copy.


Jubilee Reviews said...

Definately one to put on my read pile!
Melanie :)