Sunday, July 10, 2011

The Constantine Codex by Paul L. Maier

The Constantine Codex is Dr. Paul Maier's third book in his Skeleton Series, though the three books can be read in any order. This was my first book written by him and while I enjoyed I would not call it a favorite. I found the story to be a little slow moving and I was expecting more suspense and mystery to it. The writing was detailed and had many historical accurate details. At times it was hard to believe that this was just a fiction book.

The story centers around Dr. Weber and his Wife, Shannon are touring Greece they uncover and ancient codex that contains the lost ending of Mark and a second book of Acts. While they are working to prove its authenticity it becomes obvious of how truly important the find is. When the codex is shipped to America it ended up getting stolen and was replaced was a fake copy. Will Dr. Weber be able to find it and prove to the world that it is the real thing? What will become of the bible that we have always known?

While all of this is going there is a sub plot to the story that deals with a debate between Islam and Christianity. This part of the book I found very interesting and hearing why each side believes what they do and what they believe the other side has wrong. The whole debate doesn't really effect the story but brings in so much great history that so many of us do not know.

I received this as a galley from netgalley. com in exchange for my honest review.

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