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Sunday, November 23, 2008

Now I'm giving away the Bell Messenger by Robert Cornuke.

To enter to win a copy of this book simply post a comment telling me what you like about the story based on your reading of the synposis. :) Thanks!



Synopsis

A suspenseful yet touching story of a Civil war Bible that pops up again and again over a century and shapes the very history of the nation.

This rich and involving historical and archeological thriller begins as a Union soldier, Tate, shoots a Confederate preacher known as the Bell Messenger and is bequeathed a worn Bible by the dying man. Tate's historical narrative parallels the contemporary story of John Brandon, who has just graduated college in 2000 and received the very same Bible, unearthed in a Saudi Arabian cave, as a gift.

The potent history of this book is revealed as Brandon searches for its previous owners, along the way uncovering the existence of a mysterious cache of gold hidden during Old Testament times -- which brings shadowy figures hot on Brandon's heels, hungry for the gold and desperate to learn the new clues he possesses.

As the past and present intertwine, the reader learns that this Bible has passed through many hands over the years. From the Civil War to the building of the Central Pacific Railroad, to the gang wars and the holding of Chinese slaves in nineteenth-century California, to the trenches of World War I, Brandon learns of the lives this Bible has saved, the deaths it has caused, and the history it has changed forever

11 comments:

Alyce said...

I love the concept of this book! I like it when a story follows an object through history, telling the story of the people it touches. I like reading about acheology and thrillers, so when I read "archeological thriller" my interest was piqued.
akreese (at) hotmail (dot) com

Abi said...

Anything that has to do with the Bible and a war is intriguing. My hubby collects old rare Bibles. He has one that saw action in WW I I think it was. This sounds like a good book. I'd love to win it.

ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

Carole said...

Wow, this is different from what I normally read, but I am intrigued! I love the concept of the preacher giving his Bible to the Union soldier who shot him, then following all the lives it touched in crisis situations through the years. Thank you so much for this giveaway because I would never have noticed this book otherwise.

cjarvis [at] bellsouth [dot] net

Anonymous said...

l am impressed with the way the author has intertwined the past and the present in this Chirstian based book! l like it, its kinda like taking a walk in this old bibles "shoes" ya know?? sounds good to me! Percy

Kristi said...

This sounds like a great read! I also like stories that weave through history with an object in common. Please enter me also! kiwolc(dot)gmail(dot)com

~Kristi

Mary said...

The Bell Messenger sounds interesting as the Bible message impacts lives past and present. I really enjoy Alton Gansky's writing, his stories are always great! Thanks for a chance to enter the drawing.

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Janna said...

I just finished Alton Gansky's book "Enoch" yesterday and was impressed. This book sounds fascinating - the idea of tracing one item through a history of 100 years - reminds me of the saying "If these walls could speak..."

ryanx6 at msn dot com

Katie said...

Please enter me for this drawing... It sounds very intriguing...... thanks
katie8407(at)gmail(dot)com

Kim said...

Ooooh! This sounds fabulous! I'm not familiar with this author! Please enter me in the drawing!

Kim
kimfurd at hotmail dot com

Ginny said...

I enjoy historical thrillers

Michelle Sutton said...

The winner is...

Janna!

Congrats!

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