Sunday, January 5, 2014

A Skeleton in God's Closet by Paul L. Maier

Abridged Audiobook
A Skeleton in God's Closet by Paul L, Maier is the first book of 2014 that I've read... Or listened to rather! I listened to the abridged audio version of this book, which is read by J. Charles.

A Skeleton in God's Closet is my first experience with anything written by Paul L. Maier. I felt that the overall premise of the storyline and characters were fine, but I wasn't that captivated by this novel as some of the plot details were predictable in parts and a bit dramatic for my tastes.

I may have enjoyed this audiobook more if it wasn't abridged. How do you fit a 384 page novel onto three compact discs?

J. Charles did an excellent job of reading A Skeleton in God's Closet.

The following is a book overview of A Skeleton in God's Closet from the Barnes & Noble website:
A skeleton almost 2,000 years old—will it shed new light on the life of Jesus or plunge the world into darkness and chaos? Dr. Jonathan Weber, Harvard professor and biblical scholar, is looking forward to his sabbatical year on an archaeological dig in Israel. But a spectacular find that seems to be an archaeologist's dream-come-true becomes a nightmare that could be the death rattle of Christianity. Meanwhile, Weber's strong interest in Shannon Jennings, daughter of the dig's director, is an exhilarating complication. A Skeleton in God's Closet explores the tension between doubt and faith, sciences and religion, and one man's determination to find the truth—no matter what the cost.

From the author of Pontius Pilate comes a fascinating novel of archaeological adventure. The evidence seems incontestable: bones unearthed in an Israeli tomb are those of Jesus of Nazareth. But which is the hoax . . . the archaeological find or the Resurrection itself?
Which book was your first read for 2014? Until my next post, happy reading!

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