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The Secret on Ararat (Babylon Rising #2)

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Tim LaHaye, creator of the phenomenally successful Left Behind books, continues his newest top-ten New York Times bestselling series: Babylon Rising. The heroic Michael Murphy--cool,
Paperback, 416 pages
Published November 28th 2006 by Bantam (first published August 31st 2004)
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Sep 25, 2007 Christie rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: everyone
I really loved this book. It is faith based series that includes a hero that is a biblican archeologist that is trying to prove that the bible is authentic. The cool thing is that it takes place all the world and uses the bible to bring to life the possibility that what the bible says is accurate and the accounts are based on what happened. In this book, they are trying to prove the existence of Noah's Ark with a spin, there are good guys and bad guys. I think this book is provacative and even i ...more
Jul 22, 2011 Jerry rated it really liked it
Continuing the biblical-archaeology-based action/adventure saga that began in Babylon Rising, The Secret on Ararat has even more cliffhangers and intense moments than its prequel. Michael Murphy, the series' protagonist, is an Indiana-Jones-style Biblical scholar who finds himself in tight situations, and regularly proves himself to be mentally and physically up to such tasks. If you've read and enjoyed the Babylon Rising quadrilogy's first outing, you've got to read this one, too. I've actually ...more
Jun 23, 2011 Stan rated it liked it
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Nov 02, 2009 Ashley rated it it was ok
It wasn't horrible, but I have to say, I wish I hadn't read it. I don't remember anything about this or the first book beyond deciding there was no way I was going to take the time to read any more in the series. These may have been the first series of books that I decided to stop reading without finishing the series.
Again, this has far less to do with the subject matter than the delivery and writing style. The writing was less than inspiring. Blah.
Oct 06, 2011 Kim rated it really liked it
book two in the series, following our main character murphey in his quest to find Noahs ark..danger all around him, death and betrayal..hard to believe its christian book:) this one had a little bit of everything, comedy that had me LOL'ing, suspense, romance, etcetc
Jan 10, 2013 Rod rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy, christianity
An Indian Jones meets James Bond attempt at making the Bible come to life - It Works. I loved it.
Jul 12, 2008 Lee rated it really liked it
Another winner, looking for Noahs Ark. Lots of adventure, always some sermons, but again, can't put it down.
Becky Conroy
Apr 12, 2008 Becky Conroy rated it it was amazing
The whole series gets better and better.....
May 26, 2008 Gloria rated it it was amazing
Another great book. This story is gripping.
Jan 11, 2008 Marilyn rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I read the hardcover version. What did I learn? Noah's ark is resting on top of a mountain, man!
Mar 14, 2017 Pam rated it really liked it
Shelves: audiobook, listened
2nd time through - enjoyed first time more, but perhaps that is usual; exciting to "see" parts of the Bible come alive - believe story of Noah because I believe the Bible is the word of God.
Mar 02, 2017 Mandie rated it it was amazing
Great book. Edge of your seat action mixed with mystery of history. Along the lines of Indiana Jones type of energy.
Nola Redd
Mar 26, 2008 Nola Redd rated it liked it
Recommends it for: someone who wants to be lectured at or bored
Once again, Tim LaHaye and Bob Phillips have teamed up, this time bringing us an adventure centered around locating Noah’s ark. Michael Murphy teams up with a skilled and diverse group and sets out on an expedition up this great mountain – after, of course, the appropriate background research.

The Babylon Rising series are engaging and intriguing, describing some fantastic possibilities. The action is non-stop, and those secrets are, for the most part, well written. I again take umbrage with th
Veralynne Malone
Feb 25, 2017 Veralynne Malone rated it it was amazing
This One I really enjoyed!
Stan Crowe
Jul 15, 2012 Stan Crowe rated it liked it
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Oct 11, 2011 Nathan rated it liked it
The Secret on Ararat is the second book in the Babylon Rising series. Biblical archaeologist and professor Michael Murphy is back on a search to prove that the Flood in the book of Genesis really happened. He is on a search for Noah's Ark. In this book, the reader learns even more about Murphy, further stregthening the feeling of Murphy and the reader being related.
I liked this book because it seems to go into more detail about Murphy and the rest of the characters from the first book, along wit
I cannot say I am truly enjoying this series. Some parts are good reading and other parts are really hokey, just drag the story down, and keep me from really getting into the characters or plot. The series is interesting enough for me to finish the four books I checked out of the library, but I am looking forward to getting them over with and moving onto something else. I Liked this one a tad less than the first book. There's too much hokey in the side stories that add nothing to the main plot, ...more
Jun 16, 2008 Michael rated it it was ok
I liked the first book in the series more, which I read almost 2 years ago. This second book does a very good job in reminding the reader of the events that transpired before, but the book was slow moving. There were entire chapters that did not really advance the plot and much of the dialogue and interactions on a spiritual level depict far too fanciful scenarios that seldom, if at all, happen quite so easily in reality. This book was a nice quick read, uplifiting in some parts, but I am in no ...more
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Professor Murphy teaches an contraversial course on biblical artifacts and now, with the help of the dangerous Methusela he might just find Noah's Arc. But Methusela's clues come at a price: at the very least he must risk his own life for each one. Who is the trader on Murphy's expedition team? Who is the mysterious mountain manand why does he keep helping them? Will Murphy find the arc and prove the Bible true? This is a fantastic read even if you haven't read Babylon Rising, the first in the s ...more
Madison Meljac-lehmann
May 14, 2014 Madison Meljac-lehmann rated it really liked it
This was not my favorite book in the series but it still kept my attention. I felt that there were a few too many lectures in the narrative that slowed the action without adding much value. I like the main characters and that really led me to want to read the next volume.

I still enjoy the archeology perspective and loved the little twist at the end, reminding the readers that you never know who you can trust.

Paul Lunger
Oct 25, 2012 Paul Lunger rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The 2nd book in Tim LaHaye's "Babylon Rising" series, "The Secret on Ararat" deals with the search for Noah's Ark as it relates to prophecies relating to the end of mankind. Michael Murphy returns in this book in the search for the mythical ark & other familiar characters return as well. LaHaye's story is pretty much straightforward & full of action as well. It's a quick read that also includes background from the Bible on Noah & the flood that wiped out the earth all those millennia ...more
Jul 05, 2013 Linda rated it really liked it
From the university campus to the ice fields of Ararat, we are led on an adventure that I think most of us hope could be true. If Noah's Ark is on the mountain, may it be found and fully identified. Some surprises as to what the ancients could have developed await our discovery. Some old foes are back as well as our friends. Learned a lot, as well, in the Professor's classes.
Apr 13, 2007 Angela rated it really liked it
I really liked this book. I can't say as though the writing is the best, but I really liked the story despite. It's definitely an action packed book, that you can easily skim through. And it gives such great facts about Noah's Ark. It also portrays a fascinating look at how God and evil are representative in our lives, and the preparing for the second coming of Christ.
Oct 07, 2008 Zwart rated it liked it
Was an interesting story. Only thing I really didn't like was the weak attempts from the author to mix little sections of "Life lessons" into the read. He is a reverend, so I guess it was a little expected. If he could disguise them a bit better, it would have been tolerable.
May 17, 2008 Melissa rated it it was amazing
Book #2 in the Babylon Rising series. This one took Michael Murphy on a quest for Noah's arc.....this story has some Biblical prophecy as well as history written into a fictional account. Great read!
Kristen Johansen
Nov 01, 2014 Kristen Johansen rated it did not like it
I could move beyond the superior Christian attitude in the Left Behind Series. This book was far more than I could tolerate. I was so disgusted, I threw it in the trash 4 chapters in. Every fiber of my existence vehemently rejects such absolutes considering the manipulative history of the faith.
Oct 26, 2011 Madelaine rated it did not like it
AWFUL! Not only a poor thriller but poor detail... As a Christian,I particularly hate to read of even fictional Christians advancing poor arguments about science. How many times do people need to be told that scientific theories are not proved but only not yet disproved?
eric go
Jan 12, 2011 eric go rated it really liked it
bitin ung ending!
Victoria Neely
Sep 27, 2007 Victoria Neely rated it did not like it
Great start to a new series
Apr 27, 2011 Ray rated it it was ok
Poorly written. Appears to be an effort to cash in on Left Behind series
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Timothy "Tim" F. LaHaye was an American evangelical Christian minister, author, and speaker, best known for the Left Behind series of apocalyptic fiction, which he co-wrote with Jerry B. Jenkins.

He has written over 50 books, both fiction and non-fiction.
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