A Skeleton In God's Closet

A Skeleton In God's Closet

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by Paul L. Maier
     
 

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When an ancient skeleton is discovered in Israel, will it shed new light on the life of Jesus or plunge the world into 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

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When an ancient skeleton is discovered in Israel, will it shed new light on the life of Jesus or plunge the world into 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 many fear will be the death rattle of Christianity.

Carefully researched and compellingly written, A Skeleton in God's Closet explores the tension between faith and doubt when science and religion collide. In the end, it’s a thought provoking page turner driven by one man's determination to find the truth—no matter what the cost.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780840734242
Publisher:
Nelson, Thomas, Inc.
Publication date:
12/15/1993
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
6.06(w) x 9.22(h) x 0.91(d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Paul L. Maier is the Russell H. Seibert Professor of Ancient History at Western Michigan University. He is also a historical novelist and serves as Second Vice President of the Lutheran Church, Missouri Synod.

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Skeleton in God's Closet 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 23 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I truly enjoyed this book. It was nice to pick up a book and not have to worry what was going to be inside. This book was very entertaining and put forward a good message. It had me wondering the whole time what would happen if this scenario did actually play out.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book will become a classic! It is a great example of exciting mystery adventure by a scholar who conveys accurate information about a topic. In this case, the topic is Biblical Archaeology. It is interesting that this book 'predicts,' in a manner of speaking, the new Pope's name as Benedict XIV, a decade before the death of John Paul II.
kanastos More than 1 year ago
Paul Maier is a new writer for me. He came highly recommended by a close friend and I was not disappointed. He keeps you guessing up to the very end. I would definately recommend this book. Beware, though, this one does test your faith up to the end. But in the end it encourages it.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was disturbing to read and made me angry at first but I couldn't put it down. It caused me to ask myself just how solid my faith was, what my faith was based on, and what would it take to shake it. Every Christian should read this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Think about what the reserection means to your faith. Maiers fiction really makes you put your faith in perspective
Guest More than 1 year ago
Paul L. Maier has written a compelling story of faith and doubt. The fastpaced narrative and archaeological details kept me reading far past my bedtime!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is one of the best FICTION books I have read....Christian or otherwise. I read it in about a week (which is good for me). If I could give this book 10 stars I would!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was so realistic, I had to put it down a number of times, with tears in my eyes, and pray that God would forgive me for having doubts. One of the very best fictions I have read in a long time. A great book to read over and over again, and I will.
charlieplus2 More than 1 year ago
This is a very INTENSE book, full of mystery and intrigue. I would NOT recommend for someone who is UNSURE of their faith or doesn not have a firm grounding on who Christ is and His Resurrection. The story line really makes you realize just how much our WORLD is tied to the resurrection, even non-believers world is governed by the resurrection. Loved this book!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Very best book I've read in a long time. Also read more than a skeleton. Kept me going into the night & couldn't wait till morning to pick up in between getting my work done. VERY GOOD