by Irving Wallace
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Word by Irving Wallace

In the Beginning, there was . . . The Word.

The classic thriller of an ancient manuscript, a secret society committed to hiding an explosive truth, and the man who must uncover that truth—if he can stay alive long enough

In the ruins of the ancient Roman seaport of Ostia Antica, an Italian archaeologist has discovered a first century papyrus, its faded text revealing a new gospel written by James, younger brother of Jesus. This discovery will show the world a new Jesus Christ, fill in the missing years of his ministry, contradict the existing accounts of his life—and potentially destroy the foundation of 2,000 years of Western civilization.

First published in 1972, The Word remains a classic of brilliant storytelling, authentic detail and breathtaking narrative power.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780765351128
Publisher: Doherty, Tom Associates, LLC
Publication date: 09/01/2004
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 624
Product dimensions: 1.11(w) x 1.11(h) x 1.11(d)

About the Author

Irving Wallace wrote sixteen novels and seventeen nonfiction titles during his long career. Together his books sold more than 250,000,000 copies around the world; many became fixtures on the bestseller lists.

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Word 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Irving Wallace has spun a captivating tale of an alternate ending to the Crucifiction. For a moment we are led to contemplate the possibility of what might have happened had Jesus not died on the cross. The story has all the elements of Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, but Wallace ties it all together with a highly unbelievable series of events that are exasperating on one hand and lacking in credibility on the other. Yet his main story line is an electrifying concept that compels one to want to believe. The reader is drawn through all its twists and turns towards a dangling ending which leaves one grasping for a sense of closure that might not have come on the hill of Golgotha after all.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I rate this 5 stars.. Its is a first-class book to read. For those people who read Da Vinci Code, this is a must. Every plot of the page is thrilling, puzzling, teasing, most of all, wanting to know more about the 'TRUTH'!
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Chapulina More than 1 year ago
Whoever decided to compare this two was way off base. This books drags for the most part, it gets a little interesting after 400 pages only to reach an unsatisfying closure! I was expecting a profound and well researched novel and ended up reading a cheap airport paperback with tasteless sexual scenes (so uncalled for) and ultimately a story that is not believable at all... I don´t care if this is a bestseller, I say don´t bother!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
this is one of my all time favorite books and has been since it was published in 1972
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read this in 1972 when if was first released. As of today it is still my all time favorite book I have ever read. I lost my copy and just ordered a new one to reread and several to give to friends. If you liked the Da Vinci Code you will Love this!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was so horrible I could not finish it! It was the most awful piece of cliche dribble I have found in a long time (on the level of a romance novel). I was so disappointed because the plot sounded interesting, but could not get passed the poor writing style.