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Zondervan / 2011 / ePub

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Format: DRM Protected ePub
Vendor: Zondervan
Publication Date: 2011
ISBN: 9780310865599
ISBN-13: 9780310865599
UPC: 025986865597

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Jefferson Burke and the Secret of the Lost Scroll is a mystery as old as the Christian church wrapped in a modern-day thriller. Though an unwilling hero, professor Jefferson Burke's intellectual curiosity pits him against the powerful Bruno Krueger in a race to find a 2000-year-old scroll that calls into question the divinity of Christ and could shake the foundation of Christian faith, upsetting the balance of power in the modern world. Their deadly quest spans the globe, involving officials from the Vatican, CIA and FBI agents, British royalty, a Hollywood actress, and modern terrorists. This classic battle of good vs. evil will hook believers and doubters alike. The uncertainties raised by the very existence of the elusive scroll will have every reader questioning the basis of their faith and wondering what would happen if certain fundamental truths suddenly were proven untrue. Artfully and thoughtfully told, this is the kind of action-packed adventure story that will keep loyal Ace Collins readers—and increasing legions of new fans—coming back for more.

Author Bio

Ace Collins is the writer of more than sixty books, including several bestsellers: Stories behind the Best-Loved Songs of Christmas, Stories behind the Great Traditions of Christmas, The Cathedrals, and Lassie: A Dog’s Life. Based in Arkadelphia, Arkansas, He continues to publish several new titles each year, including a series of novels, the first of which is Farraday Road. Ace has appeared on scores of television shows, including CBS This Morning, NBC Nightly News, CNN, Good Morning America, MSNBC, and Entertainment Tonight.

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The action-adventure thriller, Jefferson Burke and the Secret of the Lost Scroll, is sure to catch the attention of anyone brave enough to delve into it. Ace Collins has created a fascinating plot following the adventures of a history professor on the search for a scroll that is supposed to discredit Christ’s divine birth. The result is a mixture of a fast-paced and complex plot, creative characters, and realistic descriptions.

When an elderly man interrupts his routine college research projects, Dr. Burke has no idea the adventure he has in store. The visitor, a historian from the Vatican, informs Burke that a scroll exists written by Joseph about the early life of Jesus. The scroll, he says, claims that Christ’s birth was not divine. If validated, this information would contradict the Bible and cause people to question the whole of Christianity (Matthew 1:18). The scroll had been lost through a series of political and religious uprisings with the only trail leading to the university where Dr. Burke works. After this, his informant, the historian, is killed.

Dr. Burke is now alone. At least he thinks he is. After that brief encounter, he wakes up in the hospital with policemen and an FBI agent standing over his bed. The agent, Lisa Marie Cho, helps him on his adventure to find the lost scroll. As the story goes on, readers get to see their relationship grow. Will they survive the journey together? And will they end up together? That’s the question that will keep the pages turning.

Within those pages, Collins has created a new world of intrigue and mystery. The countless links among characters such as Hitler, agencies such as the CIA and FBI, terrorist organizations including the Taliban, as well as a host of celebrities, seem a little far-fetched. Also, at times, there may be some difficulties with readability. Nevertheless, if a reader ignores these problems, the plot is creative and refreshing.

Jefferson Burke and the Secret of the Lost Scroll would be a great Christian alternative to Clive Cussler or James Rollins books. As well, anyone who enjoyed the Indiana Jones movies will love the pace and theme of this new story. Just be warned, once the pages start turning they’re hard to stop. – Katelyn S. Irons, www.ChristianBookPreviews.com

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  1. 4 Stars Out Of 5
    Good Mystery
    October 6, 2016
    coderlady
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 4
    Definitely worth reading.
  2. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    a Page Turner to the End
    September 26, 2016
    Joey C.
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    Very good read. Kudos to author. A nice change for mystery buffs .
  3. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    Good read
    August 16, 2016
    bob
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Love these kind of stories, well written
  4. Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    An Adventure
    August 19, 2014
    alwaysreading
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 4
    Value: 4
    Meets Expectations: 4
    DR. Jefferson Burke likes his life. It is full of routine and schedules that is predictable. Then one afternoon a odd, middle age man who introduces himself only as Columbo, enters his office and presents Dr Burke with an adventure that could change history as we know it.

    As others have commented, this has a very "Indiana Jones" feel to it. We are taken from the hall of an Illinois University to mountains in Afghanistan, to the California coast on a whirlwind adventure to track down a legendary scroll, all the while being hunted by one of the most powerful and evil men in the world.

    I really enjoyed this book. It was full of characters that were well written and you knew the good guys from the bad guys. Sometime you just need a book that you know who are all the players are and there are no surprises in that area. However the research and the vivid detail that the author presented in places that he wrote about were terrific. It was so well done I could pictures these places in my mind. I love writing like.

    The only downside, was that for a christian novel we get very little about God or Jesus or Salvation. This is that thing that kept me from giving this book a five star rating. If all you are looking for is a good story, then you have found it.

  5. Telford, PA
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    4 Stars Out Of 5
    A lot of twist and turns
    May 4, 2012
    Kay Monroe
    Telford, PA
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Don't judge this book until your finished reading it. It is packed with a lot of adventure.
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