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If you could go back in time...and witness any event...where would you go?

When Dr. Tom Greenbaum faces that question after successfully discovering the secret to time travel, he knows the time, place and event he will witness: the death and failed resurrection of Jesus Christ. Dr. David Goodman, Tom's colleague and closest friend follows Tom into the past, attempting to avert a time-space catastrophe, but forces beyond their control toss them into a dangerous end game where ...

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Overview

If you could go back in time...and witness any event...where would you go?

When Dr. Tom Greenbaum faces that question after successfully discovering the secret to time travel, he knows the time, place and event he will witness: the death and failed resurrection of Jesus Christ. Dr. David Goodman, Tom's colleague and closest friend follows Tom into the past, attempting to avert a time-space catastrophe, but forces beyond their control toss them into a dangerous end game where they are tempted by evil characters, betrayed by friends, pursued by an assassin from the future and haunted by a demon that cannot be killed.

ORIGINS EDITION: Re-edited, revised, repackaged and expanded, this new edition of The Didymus Contingency is superior to all that came before. Be sure to look for Robinson's other Origins Editions, which include re-releases of his first five novels.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780983601739
  • Publisher: Breakneck Media
  • Publication date: 6/13/2011
  • Pages: 284
  • Sales rank: 317,310
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.64 (d)

Meet the Author

Jeremy Robinson
JEREMY ROBINSON is the author of eleven novels including Pulse and Instinct, the first two books in his exciting Jack Sigler thriller series. His novels have been translated into nine languages. He is the director of New Hampshire AuthorFest, a non-profit organization promoting literacy in New Hampshire, where he lives wife and three children.
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  • Posted April 9, 2010

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    The Didymus Contingency by Jeremy Robinson

    If you could jump to any point in time and anonymously observe history, what time would you travel to? Its a question many fantasize about. And its the question on which Jeremy Robinson based The Didymus Contingency. The book centers around two physicists: Dr. Tom Greenbaum and Dr. David Goodman. Together they pioneer a new technology that lets them travel through time.

    Through an interesting and compelling turn of events, Tom Greenbaum has suffered a lapse in his religious faith. This leaves him somewhat at odds with his research partner, David Goodman. Finally, Tom decides to prove to David that his faith is unfounded. He jumps into the past arriving at a period several years before the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. He plans to witness the supposed miracles of Christ and with a scientific mind, debunk them. David ends up chasing Tom back through time in an effort to prevent him from interfering with history. Together they spend a great deal of time witenessing biblical events first hand.

    The novels biblical central plot almost turned me away from the book. I'm not a particularly religious individual and I don't tend to enjoy religious debate and have little patience for those who try to foist their ideals upon others. Early in the book it became obvious that this was not the goal of the story. Though the plot centers on biblical events, it does so from a historic perspective and is not the least bit preachy while finding a remarkable balance that both religious and non-religious readers can enjoy.

    What would you do if you could go back in time? What what would you see? What would you try to change? Did events unfold as history has recorded? These are all questions covered as the story unfolds. The Didymus Contingency is a well written work of science fiction that takes readers on a truly unique time travel adventure.

    As I mentioned, the central subject almost led me to pass this book by. But I have become a big fan of Jeremy Robinson's other works and felt compelled to give this book a try. Not only was I not disappointed, but I am also happily recommending it to anyone interested in the time travel genre.

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 7, 2012

    Religious or not, Great book!

    This is one of the books from Mr. Robinson that has a heavy influence from the bible. The storyline is great, and while it may not be non-stop action, it still has you tearing through pages as you delve into the past. Great read for anyone, believer or not.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 17, 2008

    A reviewer

    Whether you find yourself a believer of the Christian Bible or not, author Jeremy Robinson has crafted a sci-fi thriller that any history or sci-fi enthusiast will love. He has created a character, a quantum physicist named Tom, who has the brains, the ability and the resources to use science in creating a way to travel in time. Through a series of events, he also has a strong, personal motive to travel back to the time of Jesus of Nazareth for one purpose: to prove the man is a fake. But when he meets Jesus, he is surprised at how ¿human¿ this so-called deity really is. The author paints a refreshing picture of the historical Jesus through his novel that makes you reconsider your own view of the man. Where the author¿s skills shine and where the books develops its paged-turning, hard-to-put-down quality is in the way the author creates his fiction in a way that¿s true to the historical texts he uses as a reference. Each section is filled with dangers from the current timeline as well as dangers from the first century. Through it all, Tom continues to the bitter end in proving that his friend, which Jesus becomes to him, is, indeed, a fake. The scientist in him forces him to seek the truth in spite of his feelings. Through the well-crafted words of a fast-paced thriller, the author takes you on a journey of one man¿s personal pursuit for the truth, regardless of what history, and his closest friends may think. This is one journey you will be glad you took with Tom.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 5, 2014

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    In this book we travel to the time of Jesus and are following th

    In this book we travel to the time of Jesus and are following the capers of Tom and David as they travel back and forth from the present to the past. They have been working on the time travel project for some time and have become very good friends in the process. One day, the time travel experiment actually works and they are off on their adventure. The catalyst for their destination is the death of Megan, Tom’s wife, at the hands of rebels while in Africa as a Christian missionary.

    Tom and David are out celebrating the success of their project. Tom has a little too much to drink and decides to go back in time to prove that Jesus Christ is a charlatan. That his wife died for a fraud. He runs off and travels to the distant past. David tries to catch up to him before Tom leaves, but doesn’t make it. The company they work for decides to send David back to bring Tom home. As soon as David leaves the company sends an assassin to kill them if they don’t come home immediately. However, Tom and David when a little farther back than their company knows. They meet up with Jesus just as he is calling his disciples. Tom and David travel throughout the country for several years following Jesus. 

    Throughout this book we see a side of Jesus rarely glimpsed. His human side. The author portrays Jesus as a regular man, very believable. His character is very different from any I have seen portrayed before, yet stays within the parameters of what is written in the Bible. Tom always finds ways to explain Jesus’s miracles and discredit them. 

    I enjoyed this book very much. I liked Tom and David, and, of course Jesus. The time travel was well written. The time periods were also very well written, although a lot of time was not expended describing the surroundings. Those who read Christian fiction will enjoy this book, as those who like science fiction, and historical writings. I highly recommend this book, but keep the tissues handy. Jesus’s crucifixion is written here.

    I would like to commend Jeremy Robinson on his ability to write a believable science fiction story around Jesus’s life, death, and resurrection. 

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 16, 2012

    A truly great read

    Never a slow moment. I read over 100 pages without even realizing it. Suspense, action, and humor. Great book.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 1, 2012

    GREAT STORY LINE & INSPIRATIONAL!!

    Another fascinating read from Jeremy Robinson. What if you could go back in time and witness the life and then death of Jesus Christ. Two scientists, one an atheist, do exactly that. A story for believers and non-believers alike. This is actually Robinson's first book. A must read!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 25, 2014

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    Great read couldn't put it down.

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  • Posted April 28, 2014

    This is a DidyMUST read! Time travel, Love, Friendship, Action,

    This is a DidyMUST read!

    Time travel, Love, Friendship, Action, and Jesus. it truly works on so many levels!!!

    Now. you dont have to be a Christian, like myself, to enjoy this novel.

    Yes, it follows the Bible's accounts of the last 2+ years of Jesus Christ's life.
    but, these accounts are from the perspective of two scientists from our time. one a Christian - the other an Atheist.
    There are some modern adventures mixed in as well.

    Soooo Good!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 26, 2014

    A BOOK WITHOUT EQUAL!

    Captivating! Fresh Ideas! Although the book is fiction, it makes one wish it could be real!
    I could NOT put this book down, even for a minute!
    If you miss this book, you've missed a satisfying and thrilling read.
    10**********s--IMHO.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 21, 2014

    Awesome!

    Of all the books this author has written, this has to be the best! Just read it a second time and have decided it needs to be read once a year without fail. Imagine being there to witness all the stories you have read about actually happening before your very eyes. How would you react if you met Jesus? This book makes you think and wonder.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 25, 2013

    Enjoyable

    Robinson is a great story teller. The plot and characters are very engaging. Hard to put down once you pick it up.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 14, 2012

    Highly Recommended

    This is a very clever idea and the story is extremely well told. There is never a dull moment. You're taken on a fascinating ride through time and history. You know the traditional story of what happened but this author weaves his characters into the situation in a delightful way. It is a wonderful and refreshing look at a known story. A delight to read.

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  • Posted November 27, 2012

    Highly recommended

    Being a Christan I found this to be an intriguing and thought provoking. Thought provoking because of the way the author treated Jesus and His disciples as real life people with emotions, quirks, and habits. The underlying theme used by a number of authors with the doubter setting out to disprove an established person or theory find themselves through a series of events convinced otherwise. Even though this theme has been used again and again the author's handling of this theme, the characters, and the outcome are refreshing and inspire the reader to keep turning the pages while being absorbed in a tale of human nature as old as time.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 29, 2012

    Loved the book. Loved the book.

    Engaging and fast paced.



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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 19, 2012

    Best Robinson novel!

    A book that gets better and better until the very end!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 18, 2012

    Heresy

    Heresy!

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 10, 2011

    Excellent read.

    One of his best.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 17, 2008

    Stunning Collision of Biblical History & Science Fiction

    Whether you find yourself a believer of the Christian Bible or not, author Jeremy Robinson has crafted a sci-fi thriller that any history or sci-fi enthusiast will love. He has created a character, a quantum physicist named Tom, who has the brains, the ability and the resources to use science in creating a way to travel in time. Through a series of events, he also has a strong, personal motive to travel back to the time of Jesus of Nazareth for one purpose: to prove the man is a fake. But when he meets Jesus, he is surprised at how â¿¿humanâ¿ this so-called deity really is. The author paints a refreshing picture of the historical Jesus through his novel that makes you reconsider your own view of the man. Where the authorâ¿¿s skills shine and where the books develops its paged-turning, hard-to-put-down quality is in the way the author creates his fiction in a way thatâ¿¿s true to the historical texts he uses as a reference. Each section is filled with dangers from the current timeline as well as dangers from the first century. Through it all, Tom continues to the bitter end in proving that his friend, which Jesus becomes to him, is, indeed, a fake. The scientist in him forces him to seek the truth in spite of his feelings. Through the well-crafted words of a fast-paced thriller, the author takes you on a journey of one manâ¿¿s personal pursuit for the truth, regardless of what history, and his closest friends may think. This is one journey you will be glad you took with Tom.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 6, 2007

    Not Impressed

    Poor Characters...weak plot...and high price make this book not worth the trouble.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 28, 2007

    A reviewer

    I discovered The Didymus Contingency almost by accident online, and through a series of interesting events, I found myself reading this incredible Time Traveling adventure and even though I was originally concerned that this would be some action-laced tale that used a very interesting and creative premise in order to preach religion to me, it all turned out to be worrying for nothing. Jeremy Robinson has come up with one World-Class What If scenario here: If you could travel back in time and visit any place, where would you go? In this tale, we find Tom Greenbaum almost crazy with his desire to prove beyond any doubt that the Biblical tale of Jesus as the Son of God, and Savior of mankind was literally the greatest con job of all-time. After discovering and testing the first Time Machine, Tom celebrates a bit too much, and uses his new-found discovery to be able to prove his theory--if for no other reason than to bring closure to the tragic death of his wife simply because of her faith. Tom didn't create Time Travel by himself, and his close friend, David--who is also a Christian--decides that he must stop Tom at all costs before he manages to mess with the Timeline and alters established history to the detriment of who knows how many millions. Jeremy Robinson does not offer up unnecessary banter and for this I was truly thankful. The story unfolds fast and furious and within just a few pages we have been transported to the Holy Land of 2,000 years ago. Tom & David find themselves right in the midst of what could be the biggest problem History has ever experienced: the worry of altering history irrevocably. Without even realizing it, they become companions of one Jesus of Nazareth who you may recall having done a few miraculous things a long time ago. Despite all the evidence to the contrary, Tom manages over time to either justify all the miracles that Jesus performs, or conveniently manages to not be around when they occur. But all of Christs so-called miracles are entirely secondary to the one event that Tom hopes to debunk more than any other: Christs' death and eventual resurrection. No matter HOW good Jesus is at slight-of-hand or however He manages to pull off some of his amazing exploits, Tom knows that He could never fake His death and still manage to be brought back to life--unless of course He really is the Son of God. For those who are familiar with the Bible, you will be able to predict certain passages before they come up in the story, but what truly IS unpredictable about The Didymus Contingency is how these historical events play out through the eyes of Tom & David. Factor in Time Enforcers who are bent on keeping the Timeline pure, and an assassin who seems to be impossible to kill and you have one amazing tale, one that I could NOT stop thinking about for quite some time after I finished. The comparisons to the Left Behind series is kind of beyond me, other than there ARE some religious similarities--but they aren't what you may THINK. Kind of like saying that Star Wars is just like Star Trek simply because they both take place in space. The differences are wide and varied and in my opinion, this book comes out ahead on pretty much all angles--especially the entertainment value. I have already started the follow-up, 'Raising The Past' and so far love it. If you like a good Time Traveling adventure tale, pick this one up and go have some fun.

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