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The Masada Scroll
by Paul Block
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In the great tradition of novels like The Robe by Lloyd C. Douglas and, more recently, Christ the Lord by Anne Rice and Stone Tables by Orson Scott Card, The Masada Scroll is bold and reverent, with deep and important meaning for today's world.
At the heart of this timely novel is the discovery of a previously unknown gospel that predates the four gospels of the New Testament. The scroll introduces a mysterious symbol that combines the Star of David, the Cross of Christianity and the Crescent and Star of Islam. None of these symbols existed at the time the Gospel was written, adding to the mystery that Michael Flannery, an Irish priest, must unravel.
Flannery discovers that the symbol represents the Trevia Dei, or Three Paths to God. At the heart of Jesus' message is the unity of the paths that lead to God. The true meaning of Trevia Dei has become perverted over the centuries, turning the message of unity into a single path to salvation.
But there are those who do not want the message of this wonderful book of light and love brought to our troubled world, who have chosen to separate rather than unite God's children.
The Masada Scroll is the story of the new Apostles who struggle to bring the simple message of Jesus back into a world desperate for joy.
The Masada Scroll is a tale of the timeless quest for spiritual truth and redemption. It is a story that will change the way you look at the world…and your own heart.
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"It was eerily silent as Father Michael Flannery moved through the Masada ruins. He realized why as he approached the building where the scroll had been unearthed and came upon the first body. The poor fellow lay sprawled on his back, a deep gash across his throat, his eyes open wide and fixed." "Fighting the urge to flee, Flannery continued toward the building. At the doorway he came upon half a dozen other bodies, men and women wearing the casual work clothes of the archaeological team. Some also had their throats cut, others bore multiple stab wounds to torso and face." "He headed slowly down the stairs to the chamber where the urn had been found. As Flannery looked around the room, he noticed that the walls had been spray painted with Muslim symbols and slogans." "He was still staring at the words when a soft voice intoned: "Via Dei ... It wasn't Palestinians who did this. It was the work of Via Dei. They came for the scroll.""--BOOK JACKET.
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