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The Prophetess by Barbara Wood
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The Prophetess (1995)

by Barbara Wood

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An American archeologist in Egypt discovers papyrus scrolls that clearly establish women priests existed in early Christianity. The archeologist, a feminist, smuggles the scrolls to California, pursued by the Egyptians and the Vatican, the latter fearful of losing male dominance. She is saved from death by a handsome priest with whom she has a romance. By the author of Virgins of Paradise.… (more)
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BETTER THAN THE DA VINCI CODE!!! Fans of Dan Brown's novels will certainly find this to their liking, particularly if you wished Brown would have gone into more detail about the early church. Archaeologist Dr Catherine Alexander is digging near Sinai when she finds a basket containing six scrolls. Due to some shady dealings, she is soon on the run for her life from the Catholic Church, the FBI, CIA, the Egyptian government, and a ruthless billionaire collector, all of whom have reasons for wanting to keep the contents of the scrolls from becoming public knowledge. She is also searching for a seventh scroll, as the sixth ends in the middle of a sentence. Her companion in flight is Father Michael Garabaldi, whom she may or may not be able to trust, as he is much more than he seems. Also, the authoress of the scrolls was on her own quest in the early first century C.E. to find The Righteous One. She has a lot to reveal about the nature of the early Church and how it may connect to other religions.
Weaving threads of both Catherine and Michael's pasts through the suspenseful chase and alternating with translations of the scrolls, this book is fast-paced, suspenseful and educational. ( )
  EmScape | Aug 29, 2012 |
Gute Unterhaltung. ( )
  papillonk | Mar 26, 2009 |
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December 1999. Millennial fever grips the earth. In the Sinai Desert; archaeologist Catherine Alexander unearths six timeless scrolls whose revelations could shatter every article of faith humankind has ever held to its heart. But it's the seventh scroll that may conceal the key to Armageddon itself. For within the lines of the ancient script lies buried the secret that the rich, the powerful, and the guardians of established religion would risk countless lives to win--and the world has waited centuries to know.

Now, as her own being stands imperiled, this is the prize Catherine races to possess, as minutes tick away to the awesome promise of a hew century, foretold in the vision of... The Prophetess.
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