In front of eight million TV viewers, "The Greatest Mystery Writer in the World" bragged he could prove Christ was actually stolen from the tomb and never really rose from the dead . . . if he were given just one week back in ancient Jerusalem.That night author Matt Lawrence got his wish.A knock-out punch took him right out of this world and ...
In front of eight million TV viewers, "The Greatest Mystery Writer in the World" bragged he could prove Christ was actually stolen from the tomb and never really rose from the dead . . . if he were given just one week back in ancient Jerusalem.That night author Matt Lawrence got his wish.A knock-out punch took him right out of this world and landed him in Biblical Judea in 26 A.D., just six years after the execution of Jesus at Golgotha.In relentless pursuit of his investigation, Lawrence walked the same streets Jesus walked, visited the same places . . . and found himself facing the same dangers.Eyewitness reports might lead him to a discovery that would shake the world--but will he live long enough to tell the 30th century that he just solved the greatest mystery of all time?"
I am definitely a fan of Og Mandino after reading this book. It holds your attention and is historically interesting. I usually stick with non-fiction, even though this is fiction, it follows history and of course, the story grabs you and holds you. I have just finished reading my second Og Mandino, and will be ordering more of his writings.
Oct 6, 2008
Another Mandino Must
I am an avid Og Mandino fan and have read most of his books. Most of his offerings are motivational/inspirational books. I find all his books hard to put down. The Christ Commision doesn't fit Mandino's typical book. Aside from "Greatest Miracle", this is my favorite book of his. I would call this book a "skeptic's Gospel." It is the story of a man who sets out to disprove the Gospel and has an opportunity to "go back in time" to make his case. Armed with what he thinks are many incongruities or inconsistencies in the four Gospels in the Bible, he is certain he will be successful. However, through the course of his "investigation" in the real-time Gospel era, he finds "reasons" for what he thought were problems in the four Gospels. The conclusion of his investigation, then, is quite different than he anticipated. The story presents a very unusual spin on the stone being rolled away from Christ's tomb. The Christ Commission is a somewhat refreshing, different look at the Gospel that I have highly recommended to many friends.
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