'Aslan's riveting biography ... synthesises Scripture and scholarship to create an original account' The New Yorker
A major archeological discovery in Jerusalem is revolutionising understanding of Jesus and the earliest years of Christianity.
Are the "Jesus" and "Mary" referred to in these inscriptions the Jesus and Mary Magdalene of the gospels?
To be continued...
5 out of 5 shields My version: Paperback Fiction Vikings Faber and Faber 2004 Bought A gripping, acclaimed action-packed Viking epic. Set in the 10th century, when Viking raids were at their peak, Paul Watkins spins a tale that covers three continents. After centuries of ranging unchecked across the northern world, the fortunes of the Vikings have begun to … Continue reading Review: Thunder God by Paul Watkins
Outlaw by Angus Donald My rating: 4 of 5 stars Outlaw, is an enjoyable, even memorable, re-imagining and re-exploration if you will, of the Robin Hood legend. All our favourite fiends, friends and enemies are here - 'Maid Marion', Friar Tuck, 'Little' John, the Sherrif of Nottingham, and Guy of Gisborne - there's action and … Continue reading Review: Outlaw
Viking. King's Man by Tim Severin My rating: 4 of 5 stars This is in essence, a different look at the Viking 'swords and shields' books that I like reading so much (Robert Low, Giles Kristian, etc). If you're simply after swords and shields and bucket-loads of bloody raping and pillaging, this isn't for you. This is … Continue reading Review: King's Man
Gospel Truths by J.G. Sandom My rating: 4 of 5 stars This is not your run-of-the-mill religious, historical, chase, search, code-breaking, discovery of some ancient artefact that proves Christianity is based on a myth or a lie, type of thriller. It's quite a step up from that. Passages reminded me of books I've read by Alan Furst or Olen Steinhauer. … Continue reading Review: Gospel Truths
Despite everything, I was actually gripped