Michael del Rio is in a life-or-death struggle for a fragment of parchment
purported to be a message from Mary, the mother of Jesus. What he discovers is
that he must also face issues of personal faith that he has never questioned
This thriller novel is a page-turner that also makes the reader think about
matters of faith.
With the help of Valerie Miller, a diplomat assigned to the Vatican and a
Southern Baptist believer, Michael crosses continents to take hold of the
Ephesus fragment. He is one of many pursuing it. The archaeologist who
discovered the parchment craves the publicity it will bring. A wealthy American
pursues it for the healing power he thinks it might possess. Even the U.S.
State Department is involved.
When Michael has the opportunity to read the document for himself, he is
conflicted, terrified and joyful at the same time, hoping in one second for the
authenticity of the document, yet praying for it to be a hoax. The one thing he
knows for sure is that, if authentic, this parchment would turn Christianity on
its head. For that matter, his world would never be the same.
There are plenty of plot twists and action to keep the reader enthralled to
the end. Who will end up with the document? What will happen to Valerie and
The Ephesus Fragment is an excellent novel for both Christians and
non-Christians. Consider passing it along to friends who dont know Christ as an
opportunity to share your faith with them.
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