Friday, August 07, 2009

CFBA - The Sacred Cipher

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

The Sacred Cipher

Kregel Publications (July 31, 2009)

by Terry Brennan

History's greatest secret could be tomorrow's greatest threat More historically and biblically accurate than The DaVinci Code and just as adventurous as an Indiana Jones movie, The Sacred Cipher combines action and mystery to draw readers into a world of ancient secrets and international escapades.

When an ancient scroll appears in a secret room of the Bowery Mission in New York City, Tom Bohannon is both stunned and intrigued. The enigma of the scroll's contents will send Bohannon and his team ricocheting around the world, drawing the heat of both Jewish and Muslim militaries, and bringing the Middle East to the brink of nuclear war in this heart-pounding adventure of historical proportions. The Sacred Cipher is a riveting, fact-based tale of mystery and suspense.

If you want to read the Prologue of The Sacred Cipher, go HERE

One of our favorite movie series of all time is the Indiana Jones adventures. There is something about finding ancient artifacts that sparks a bit of the swashbuckler in everybody. Add to that the human desire to touch and see in order to prove the Bible accurate (such as in the Lost Ark) and it makes for a great summer blockbuster film.

So when I read the back of this book and saw it being compared to Indiana Jones, that alone sold me. And while not a true fan of The DaVinci Code I can appreciate the ancient story line that it tells, so the comparison there piqued my interest as well.

And I was so not disappointed. This book is one of the best I've read in a long time. It starts out over 100 years ago telling the story of how the ancient scroll came to be where it was found today. From that point the intrigue does not let up and it's a hard book to put down.

I think the only thing that would make this book better would be for it to be made into a movie. In the meantime, if intrigue, ancient artifacts and running from danger is entertaining to you, then I would highly recommend this book.


Mimi said...

Off to request this from my library!

Terry Brennan said...

Thanks, Elizabeth, for your very kind words.