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In the Beginning, there was . . . "The Word." The classic thriller of an ancient manuscript, a secret society committed to hiding an explosive truth, and the man who must uncover that truth--if he can stay alive long enough In the ruins of the ancient Roman seaport of Ostia Antica, an Italian archaeologist has discovered a first century papyrus, its faded text revealing a new gospel written by James, younger brother of Jesus. This discovery will show the world a new Jesus Christ, fill in the missing years of his ministry, contradict the existing accounts of his life--and potentially destroy the foundation of 2,000 years of Western civilization. First published in 1972, "The Word" remains a classic of brilliant storytelling, authentic detail and breathtaking narrative power.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 624 pages
  • 106.68 x 172.72 x 38.1mm | 294.83g
  • St Martin's Press
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0765351129
  • 9780765351128
  • 953,401

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"A winner. . . .The Word is first-class reading, and edifying as well."
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About Irving Wallace

Irving Wallace wrote sixteen novels and seventeen nonfiction titles during his long career. Together his books sold more than 250,000,000 copies around the world; many became fixtures on the bestseller lists.
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1,194 ratings
3.81 out of 5 stars
5 26% (315)
4 38% (456)
3 28% (330)
2 6% (70)
1 2% (23)
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