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The Third Day

3.82  ·  Rating Details ·  17 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
Two people are about to journey two millennia into the
past. Their mission: to confront Jesus of Nazareth and
learn once and for all what really happened. One of
the time travelers is a devout believer, the other a
jaded skeptic. Together they will discover whether the
truth about Jesus can set them free---or destroy them.


In The Third Day, acclaimed historical novelist Mark
Grah
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Paperback, 313 pages
Published July 1st 2001 by Invisible College Press
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S.D.
Oct 22, 2009 S.D. rated it it was amazing
I had the pleasure of reading The Third Day in manuscript form in 1999. “Faith” is the theme, and through the literal format of a “contemporary gospel,” it explores questions like What is faith? Who has it, who doesn’t? How is it acquired, learned or gleaned? Is it truth, belief, or both? These are only a few of the challenges to the concept of faith put forth by The Third Day. As you read it, not only may you be surprised to find your own idea of faith put to the test – but you may be delighted ...more
Christine H
Jan 06, 2013 Christine H rated it it was amazing
You don’t have to be Catholic or Christian to read this book. You don’t even have to be religious. In fact, I might go as far as saying that if you aren’t religious, you may actually come away with a little bit more from Mark Graham’s The Third Day than those of us who do practice one faith or another. Graham has written a beautiful and intricately woven story of two people—one a devout follower, the other one a sceptic—who travel back two thousand years to walk alongside Jesus Christ in his las ...more
Wulf Krueger
Nov 27, 2012 Wulf Krueger rated it it was ok
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Unfortunately, this is another book I finished for two reasons only: a) I always finish a book. b) I felt a moral obligation to do so.

The problem with "The Third Day" is that it tries to do/show a lot of things in parallel and doesn't succeed in any. Take two people dissatisfied with their lives; a depressed agnostic widow and a faithful scholar. Their lives basically change over night due to a spectacular discovery; building the story up from this, describing the protagonists *before* their, le
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Don
Difficult book to locate. Small Publishing House used.

Being non-religious, I do admit having a bit of a fascination with the story/stories/folktales regarding the individual that was called Jesus Christ. Upon hearing about this novel where two people — one a staunch believer and the other an atheist — mysteriously traveling back in time to the final months leading up to the crucifixion caught my interest. A Science-Fictional twist was the clincher in my locating a copy to read.

The Author did do
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Aparna
Dec 03, 2012 Aparna rated it it was amazing
I win The Third Day as part of the Member Giveaway and loved it!! It is like a mix between Michael Crichton's Timeline and The story of Christ

In third day we see two characters who go back in time to find out the truth behind the story of Jesus Christ

Thomas Ford is a professor who studies dead languages and Mariam is a widow mourning her husband's death Ford is a firm believer in the story of Christ while Mariam does not seem to believe he was anything more than a Man

An archeologist unearths a
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Esther Szeben
Dec 03, 2012 Esther Szeben rated it really liked it
This is such an interesting read and a great concept. Its not too sci-fi to get you all caught up in the science and gadgetry. The time travel aspect is an interesting concept and setting the story and plot in the 1st Century CE during the last days of Jesus life is not very original, but coupled with the science fiction, it is a very engaging read. For those who are well versed in the New Testament, this will be a simple enough story to follow as the story chronicles the Gospels. Perhaps those ...more
Maggie Grant
Jan 14, 2016 Maggie Grant rated it really liked it
Just...wow. This novel puts everything you thought you knew into a perspective of its own. No matter if you are a die-hard Christian or a skeptic, it comes into your POV sideways. Made me think long and hard. Very powerful and written pretty well. The mistakes in the writing were a little obvious to me, but as a former editor, I know you can look at these things long and hard and still miss something someone else will see. Another set of eyes for those mistakes would have been helpful. Still, th ...more
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Mark Graham is the Edgar award-winning author of "Black Maria", third in a series of historical novels which have been translated into several languages. He studied medieval history and religious studies at Connecticut College and has a master's degree in English literature from Kutztown University. He lives in the Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania.
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