Friday, September 16, 2011

Bookshelf Friday - Jefferson Burke and the Secret of the Lost Scroll

I grew up on Indiana Jones--had a crush on Harrison Ford and all:) Hubby, the kids and I all love the National Treasure movies. Big adventure/treasure hunting, things like that, count me in. So I was excited to find Jefferson Burke at our church library. The cover snagged me immediately, and hubby even nodded his interest after reading the back. Maybe a book we could both read~nearly unheard of around our home.

Here's a small blurb:

Jefferson Burke and the Secret of the Lost Scroll is a mystery as old as the Christian church wrapped in a modern-day thriller. Though an unwilling hero, professor Jefferson Burke's intellectual curiosity pits him against the powerful Bruno Krueger in a race to find a 2000-year-old scroll that calls into question the divinity of Christ and could shake the foundation of Christian faith, upsetting the balance of power in the modern world. Their deadly quest spans the globe, involving officials from the Vatican, CIA and FBI agents, British royalty, a Hollywood actress, and modern terrorists. This classic battle of good vs. evil will hook believers and doubters alike. The uncertainties raised by the very existence of the elusive scroll will have every reader questioning the basis of their faith and wondering what would happen if certain fundamental truths suddenly were proven untrue. Artfully and thoughtfully told, this is the kind of action-packed adventure story that will keep loyal Ace Collins readers---and increasing legions of new fans---coming back for more

The book did not disappoint with adventure on every page. Krueger played a perfect villian, often sending chills up my spine. Burke and Cho made a great tactical pair, though if you're looking for a sweet romance-while present-it is not strong in this book. Solving the puzzles that lead to the elusive scroll take the main stage. Also, history is woven throughout, some of it used to suit this purely fictional tale.

While I do believe Ace could have come up with a stronger ending, the book as a whole was a fun read and I would recommend it to anyone who likes the movies I mentioned above.


  1. I LOVED the Indiana Jones and National Treasure movies. Will definitely check this book out.

    God is in control! I so needed to read that this morning, especially after our coffeemaker exploded. Arggh! Thank God for a hubby willing to make an early morning coffee run.

    Thanks, Susan!

  2. Sounds like a fast-paced, interesting book! Thanks for the review.

    It's always good to see you over at Life Lessons. You brought up an excellent point - it's the things that we think we can handle that get us into trouble! Without the Lord's strength, we're in for certain defeat. Thanks for the reminder. God bless you with a beautiful weekend!

  3. Dora - exploded? Ahh! I am a morning coffee drinker too, you better have given your hubby a big hug:)

    Maria - my comment came from "life lessons":) Love your blog and how it makes me think. And we are enjoying a beautiful - but chilly - weekend here.

  4. After reading this I went to Amazon and order this. I've now officially started my Christmas shopping. Thanks for the recommendation!

  5. Hope you enjoy it! I have to say, I started mine last night too, is that awful??:)