Thursday, December 20, 2012


The Scroll
Grant R. Jeffrey

Alton L. Gansky

  • September 6, 2011
  • Publisher: WaterBrook Press
  • ISBN-10: 0307729265
  • ISBN-13: 978-0307729262

The Scroll by Grant Jeffrey and Alton Gansky - Book Trailer

About the book . . . 

One last dig.  One final descent into the twisted tunnels of ancient Jerusalem.  Will the truth be fund among the treasures that lie beneath the holy city?
Dr. David Chambers, leading archaeologist, has spent his professional career uncovering the facts in the artifacts. His work sets the standard for biblical research in the Holy Land. But surrounded by the evidence, David has sunk into an abyss of doubt. A painful experience with a seemingly unresponsive God has left him without hope.  The Old Testament scriptures that used to fi ll his mind with wonder now drive him to frustration. His unanswered questions have ripped him from both his academic pursuits and the love of his life, his fiancée, Amber.

An old friend and mentor reaches out to David, enticing him with the riches described in the enigmatic Copper Scroll. Losing ground with his peers, his love, and his faith, David Chambers has a choice to make. Will he undertake one final dig to unlock a secret that could alter the course of history? Do the mysteries of the Old Testament hold the key to the political turmoil of the Middle East?

In a world where faith has been eclipsed by the allure of doubt, The Scroll offers a different journey: a gripping adventure to find truth worth dying for.

About the authors . . .          

Grant Reid Jeffrey (October 5, 1948 - May 11, 2012) was a Canadian Bible teacher of Bible prophecy/eschatology and biblical archaeology and a proponent of dispensational evangelical Christianity. Jeffrey served as the chairman of Frontier Research Publications for more than 20 years. His books  have sold more than 7 million copies and have been printed in 24 languages. Jeffrey was working on a new book called, One Nation Under Attack (WaterBrook Press, Jan. 2013), at the time of his death. He also appeared on television and radio shows, particularly on Christian programs and also had been invited to speak to groups around the globe.
In 1982, Jeffrey earned a Chartered Life Underwriter Certification from the University of Toronto's Extension Program. He later received his Master's Degree and Ph.D. in Biblical Studies from Louisiana Baptist University.
In 1999, Jeffrey's book, The Millennium Meltdown, reached #2 on the Publishers Weekly bestseller list for religious paperbacks. In 2000, his novel By Dawn's Early Light, which he co-wrote with Angela Hunt, won the Christy Award for futuristic Christian fiction.
In 2007, Trinity Broadcasting Network began broadcasting, Bible Prophecy Revealed, a 30-minute weekly program hosted by Jeffrey.
Grant Jeffrey died on May 11, 2012 in Toronto, Canada.

ALTON L. GANSKY has written or collaborated on more than thirty novels and nine nonfiction works. He has been a Christy Award finalist for A Ship Possessed and an Angel Award winner for Terminal Justice. He lives in central California with his wife.  

Reader Review . . . 

Dr. David Chambers, renowned archaeologist, has lost his faith, his fiancee, and his interest in Old Testament related research.  But when he is presented with the opportunity to look for the treasures of the Copper Scroll, he cannot say no.

Think "Indiana Jones got saved".  That pretty much sums up the tone of this novel.  It isn't bad, you understand; but it was predictable at times.  Stock characters and dialogue, the usual plot twists, etc.  However, I would still recommend this to anyone who enjoys Old Testament history, archaeology, or Middle East cloak-and-dagger.  

3.5 stars
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group book review bloggers program . I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 <> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”   


Diane Estrella said...

Sounds interesting!

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