There is an alternate story of the life of Jesus.nbsp; One the early Church fathers found so menacing they outlawed the books that documented it, ordered them burned, and threatened anyone found copying them with death.nbsp; International bestselling authors and award-winning archaeologists Kathleen O'Neal Gear and W. Michael Gear put more than thirty years of exhaustive research into this fascinating novel.
In A.D. 325, Brother Barnabas is a student of the ancient holy texts.nbsp; These books paint a portrait of Jesus that is radical, heretical, and irresistible.nbsp; In the writings of Mary Magdalene, Phillip, and James, Barnabas finds clues to a secret he must protect at all costs.nbsp; But the Ecumenical Council of Bishops has just declared his cherished books "a hotbed of manifold perversity."nbsp; Emperor Constantine has decreed that the documents must be burned and that anyone found copying them will be executed as a heretic.
Barnabas's monastery is attacked.nbsp; Brother Barnabas flees with his trusted companions, but they are being followed, for the True Church cannot allow them to find the most sacred place on Earth.nbsp; In fact, it will do anything to stop them...
- Genre: Fiction + Literature Themes, Science Fiction + Fantasy
- Subgenre: Religion + Beliefs, Literary Genres + Types of Novels, Alternate History
- Publisher: TOR Books
- Pages: 427
- Format: paperback
- Release Date:
March 3, 2009
- Date Published:
March 3, 2009
Author: W. Michael Gear, Kathleen O'Neal Gear
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- Online Item #: 11988297
- Store Item Number (DPCI): 248-31-6532
- ISBN: 9780765354563
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