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by Paul Maier

  • Author: Paul Maier
  • ISBN: 1414337744
  • ISBN13: 978-1414337746
  • ePub: 1405 kb | FB2: 1223 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Literature & Fiction
  • Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. (June 1, 2011)
  • Pages: 416
  • Rating: 4.7/5
  • Votes: 306
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The Constantine Codex (Skeleton Series) ePub download

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The Constantine Codex. The Constantine Codex. Shannon Jennings Weber was enjoying her lunch under the shade of a juniper tree-much as the prophet Elijah had done. She was digging at Pella on the east bank of the Jordan River, about twenty miles south of the Sea of Galilee.

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The Constantine Codex. Obviously those pages had come from a larger collection-probably a codex, the world’s first book form-and Shannon could only wonder if that codex was somewhere in the stacks surrounding them. She asked, Do you know where these leaves came from? Do you have more of them? Father Athanasius merely shrugged and held out open hands.

The Constantine Codex - Paul Maier. When A Skeleton in God’s Closet was published in 1994 during the pontificate of John Paul II, I had designated his fictional successor as Benedict XVI, who appears also in More Than a Skeleton and in this novel as well. Most characters in these pages are fictitious, but in the interest of realism, some authentic personalities do appear. But in April 2005, Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger chose this very name for his nce, rather than any prophecy on my part!

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If proven authentic, the codex could forever change the way the world views the holy Word of God. As Jon and Shannon work to validate their find, it soon becomes clear that there are powerful forces who don’t want the codex to go public. When it’s stolen en route to America, Jon and Shannon are swept into a deadly race to find the manuscript and confirm its authenticity before it’s lost forever. Harvard Professor Jonathan Weber is finally enjoying a season of peace when a shocking discovery thrusts him into the national spotlight once again.

Both were silent for some time, savoring the moment. Finally Jon said, The next series, which was taken nine inches lower, should be even better. Indeed, this became the series that Jon knew could make history. Both cameras clearly showed the image of a skeletal figure, ranging in height-they estimated-between five-foot-five and five-foot-eight. A shock of what looked to be ed hair-much on the sides, little on top-was still attached to the skull.

By (author) Paul L. Maier. Other books in this series. Constantine Codex, The. If proven authentic, the codex could forever change the way the world views the holy Word of God. As Jon and Shannon work to validate their find, it soon becomes clear that there are powerful forces who don't want the codex to go public. When it's stolen en route to America, Jon and Shannon are swept into a deadly race to find the manuscript and confirm its authenticity before it's lost forever.

Harvard Professor Jonathan Weber is finally enjoying a season of peace when a shocking discovery thrusts him into the national spotlight once again. While touring monasteries in Greece, Jon and his wife Shannon―a seasoned archaeologist―uncover an ancient biblical manuscript containing the lost ending of Mark and an additional book of the Bible. If proven authentic, the codex could forever change the way the world views the holy Word of God. As Jon and Shannon work to validate their find, it soon becomes clear that there are powerful forces who don’t want the codex to go public. When it’s stolen en route to America, Jon and Shannon are swept into a deadly race to find the manuscript and confirm its authenticity before it’s lost forever.
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The premise and story are really quite good. If someone said, "Darling" one more time I seriously would have thrown up. There ARE other terms of endearment, ya know! However, I would recommend the book anyway.
An archeologist wife and a Professor of religion at Harvard husband. Check. One thing leads to another without swearing, sex, or graphic violence. (By-the-way...for all those who believe a book/ story MUST contain all of the above in order to reflect reality, I've got news...this,too, is reality...for more people than you think.) Check. Islam v, Christianity and vice-versa. Check.
The question is will the two religions live in peace? Answer: They Could if the violence would stop and the premise of a loving God would prevail.
It's a good book. Don't let the screwy dialog deter you...Darling!!
Foiuost
John, the main character, is a "professor of antiquities" at Harvard. He is married to Shannon, who is a helpful, dutiful, and very "lucky" wife. Without any organic dialogue or actions that show how clever she really is, she is credited in the book with one outstanding "brilliant hunch" after another. All the while she is satisfied to support her husband's work and career. She's a main character in the book, but is completely under-developed, and is only brought in to advance the "plot," such as it is.
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Some of the book is excellent, as one reviewer already pointed out: "Muslim history being explained is vastly more interesting than the plot!" This is very true. By far the highlight of the book is the "summit" that occurs between John and one of the top ranking moderate Islamic scholars. After this, the book really devolves into too many unbelievable coincidences and inconceivably important discoveries about the New Testament. I don't want to include "spoilers," but imagine that you go out in your backyard, take out a telescope, and see shooting stars, Halley's Comet, a super nova, and the aurora borealis all in one night. That's about how believable all the "discoveries" in the book are. There are just too many of them, and of course the author does this because he wants to be able to narrate/educate on same.
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I love the Bible and enjoy learning new scholarly research on same; however, when I'm reading a "novel" I expect that it should first and foremost be a well-knit story, and only then a tool for educating the reader. This book gets to the point where it is just "shoe-horning" information into the book, and making it fit the "story" the best that he can. Back to my astronomy analogy, you might--in the spirit of good readership--be able to swallow the fact that someone in a story saw both a shooting star and Halley's Comet on the same night. But that would be the absolute most. If s/he also saw green cheese on the Moon, or a Martian on Mars, well, it would dawn on you that you had entered the twilight zone. That's where we end up about 75% the way thru the book--it just completely unravels into Neverland. There's way too much proselytizing and too little story. Sorry. I wanted nothing better than to like this book, but by the end, it was about as believable as a "billionaire marries the maid" book.
Mr.Savik
This is one of those stories that seems to sidetrack often from what you thought the story was going to be about.. You realize a few chapters in that there is two main themes. How religion is viewed in today''s world, and what to do when ancient wisdom lost is found.. The hero is not really the dominant character, but more the one that is quiet in profound ways. Even the hero begins to realize, credit is not always given to the true hero,and that is true not just in a story, but in real life events? This book will have you asking questions very relevant to life events of modern times.

Things are not always as they appear to be can be seen as a message that easily translates from fiction to real life events. While it feels as if the story is at times being dragged out in details of events, you end up wishing the author had given less attention to certain events in the story, but maybe someone else would call this a prolonged building of suspense? Thankfully the author always gets back to the mystery just when your thinking, "how much longer before we revisit the mystery of ancient times?"

however in summary I would say the book is well worth reading because it blends very well the real life challenges we face today,when the past resurfaces to test mankind's choices over the last several thousand years to see if we have been making good choices in life from personal to each country and as a international community.
Ber
The premise s of this book are interesting to anyone with a mind to look into historical detail. The idea of Christian-Islamic difficulties was certainly in the news when the pope raised the subject by citing a medieval discussion in which a Byzantine Emperor asked questions of an Islamic scholar. Worthy of note in the ensuing tempest was the general lack of discussion on both sides of the historical context of the two cultures collision over time. While this seems to motivate the one premise, the second has to do with the possibility of discovery of ancient texts. Who indeed could have anticipated the recovery of the Dead Sea scrolls? What else remains? Clearly most texts are known, as are the absent texts referenced in numerous classical works. This raises the question of who said what and what might be found. It is a subject that provides the what if. We know the codices were created. Were they copied? Is there a scrptorium in which one might be preserved. Might one exist in some buried tomb, crypt, or forgotten corner. Probably not, but a neat idea for a flight of fantasy
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