Gospel concerns the search for a lost first-century gospel of the Bible, a document that could shake the foundations of Christianity. Wilton Barnhardt's narrative races through three continents, nine countries, and dozens of colorful locales, as two charactershy theological student Lucy Dantan and hard-drinking, disillusioned ex-Jesuit Patrick O'Hanrahanpursue rumors and...more
The narrative alternates between the present story and the text of the "g...more
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I would have given it 5 stars except I was mildly disappointed with the ending. But all in all I loved it!
What kind of boring person am I? The kind who takes a big, fat novel with her on her honeymoon. The Spouse watched baseball and played golf, I read books and swam, and if you're curious, then yes, I recommend a week of sheer rest for the bride and groom after the stress of the wedding.
It was a wonderful read to really sink into.
Barnhardt took his B.A. at Michigan State University, and was a graduate student at Brasenose College, University of Oxford, where he read for an M.Phil. in English.
He currently teaches fiction-writing to undergraduate and graduate stude...more