A Skeleton in God's Closet: A Novel

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HarperCollins Christian Publishing, Sep 1, 2007 - Fiction - 499 pages
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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.

 

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User Review  - carolian35 - LibraryThing

I know that Maier has a large following but I am giving up on this book. The plot is interesting and I like the archeological details but I am having problems with the writing style and the characters . Read full review

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User Review  - indygo88 - LibraryThing

I remember really wanting to read this when I first read a review about it. I bought a used copy and then It sat on my shelf for a long time. I recently obtained an audio (abridged) copy, so figured ... Read full review

Contents

PROLOGUE
ix
ONE
1
TWO
11
THREE
21
FOUR
27
FIVE
41
SIX
49
SEVEN
59
FIFTEEN
161
SIXTEEN
173
SEVENTEEN
191
EIGHTEEN
215
NINETEEN
231
TWENTY
243
TWENTYONE
261
TWENTYTWO
275

EIGHT
75
NINE
81
TEN
89
ELEVEN
103
TWELVE
115
THIRTEEN
125
FOURTEEN
145
TWENTYTHREE
291
TWENTYFOUR
309
TWENTYFIVE
327
TWENTYSIX
353
TWENTYSEVEN
363
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
374
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About the author (2007)

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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