The Masada Scroll
In the great tradition of novels like "The Robe" by Lloyd C. Douglas and, more recently, "Christ the Lord" by Anne Rice and "Stone Tables" by Orson Scott Card, "The Masada Scroll" is bold and reverent, with deep and important meaning for today's world.At the heart of this timely novel is the discovery of a previously unknown gospel that predates the four gospels of the New Testament. The scroll introduces a mysterious symbol that combines the Star of David, the Cross of Christianity and the Crescent and Star of Islam. None of these symbols existed at the time the Gospel was written, adding to the mystery that Michael Flannery, an Irish priest, must unravel.Flannery discovers that the symbol represents the Trevia Dei, or Three Paths to God. At the heart of Jesus' message is the unity of the paths that lead to God. The true meaning of Trevia Dei has become perverted over the centuries, turning the message of unity into a single path to salvation.But there are those who do not want the message of this wonderful book of light and love brought to our troubled world, who have chosen to separate rather than unite God's children.
- Paperback | 352 pages
- 104.14 x 170.18 x 27.94mm | 181.44g
- 03 Jan 2008
- St Martin's Press
- New York, United States
"An exhilarating blend of relentless adventure, scholarly intrigue and cutting wit "--"Newswire Today" on "The Masada Scroll """The Masada Scroll" speaks a strong message that whether one follows Christianity, Islam or Judaism, all paths lead to God, and it is this message that makes "The Masada Scroll" a deeply moving novel that can be appreciated by all who pick it up."--"TCM Reviews ""
About Robert C. Vaughan
Paul Block is the author of sixteen novels and the former editor-in-chief of Book Creations Inc., a book producer specializing in historical fiction. Block is also a working journalist and photographer. He currently is executive producer of timesunion.com, the Web site of the Times Union newspaper in Albany, New York. His photography is featured at paulblock.com. Block grew up in Glen Cove, New York, and attended the State University of New York at Binghamton and Empire State College. He has two grown children and lives in the Albany area. Robert Vaughan sold his first book when he was 19 years old. That was 50 years, nearly 250 titles, and 20 million books ago. Writing under 35 pseudonyms, he has hit the "New York Times" and "Publishers Weekly" bestseller lists twice. His book "Survival "(under the pseudonym K.C. McKenna) won the Spur Award for best western novel (1994), "The Power and the Pride "won the Porgie for best paperback original (1976), and "Brandywine's War" was named by the Canadian University Symposium of Literature as the best iconoclastic novel to come from the Vietnam War. He was inducted into the Writers' Hall of Fame in 1998.