4 Stars Out Of 5
December 4, 2010
Following a childhood tragedy and feeling abandoned by God, a bitter Archbishop Wesley Bright has led the Christian church in the wrong direction. He is a charismatic leader preaching a gospel absent of absolute truth. Everything he has sought to destroy is now challenged by a scrap of cloth.
I have never had an interest in the Shroud of Turin, but I have to admit after reading this book, I understand why so many people find it fascinating.
I enjoyed each of the characters and their unique perspective to the story. I especially liked the way the story blended three points in time, from the time of Christ, the 1950s, and the near future.
The story starts with a shocking tragedy that scarred a child's heart and filled him with guilt for life. As shocking as the event was, a similar incident happened in Chicago a few years ago.
The author uses an impressive blend of scientific information and history so that the characters could bring this historical article to even the hardest of hearts. I really enjoyed Secret of the Shroud and would recommend it for those who like suspense/mystery novels with a moral storyline.