Saturday, October 22, 2011

After the Cross by Brandon Barr and Mike Lynch Book Review

Genre: Christian Speculative/Historical Fiction
Recommendation: Excellent

Originality – 5/5
Writing Style – 5/5
Plot – 5/5
Characters – 5/5
Aesthetics – 5/5
Does the cross of Christ still exist? What would you do to find it?
After the Cross is a non-stop action story of faith and cunning. Archaeologists have discovered a document relating the lost history of the cross. After the death of Jesus, the story describes how the cross was hidden, first by the Jewish authorities and then by Christians themselves. Now two enemies, a washed-up Christian professor and a ruthless black market dealer, have the chance to finally recover it. But should they?
As news of the discovery spreads, so does the danger. Some want the cross for its supposed healing powers, others for the validation it will give to the Christian faith, and some for the fame and fortune it will bring them for finding it. There are others who want to keep the cross hidden for political reasons or to keep believers from placing more faith in the cross than they do in the Christ. These competing factions will stop at nothing to beat each other to the sacred prize. Who will die? Who will survive? And who will end up with the cross in the end?
After the Cross is a thoroughly clean, Christian read that takes a look at real-life human motivations, fears, and faith.
Authors Brandon Barr and Mike Lynch have done a wonderful job of working together to produce a fun, thought-provoking adventure. The characters are rich and dynamic, the plot believable, and the ending perfect. I highly recommend making After the Cross your next read.
After the Cross is available from Ellechor Publishing House.
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