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On The Third Day by Piers Paul Read
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Nov 05, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: contemporary, thriller
Read in November, 2011

Piers Paul Read is very Catholic, very conservative, and this book is perfect for that audience. It's an intellectual, theological thriller, set in London and Jerusalem. It begins with archaeologists discovering the bones of Jesus in Jerusalem, and then moves to the crises of faith resulting from that - or was it a hoax?
It's also the love story between the nonobservant daughter of the Jewish archaeologist who discovered the bones, and - well. That would give too much of the plot away.
Behind the plot is a well formed discussion of why conservative Christians need for there to be an actual, physical resurrection.
Read of course puts a lot of his own religious beliefs into the book; they're the structure behind the plot, and if they don't match your own beliefs they might get in the way here are there. Still, it's a good, smart plot with a very satisfying ending. Recommended.

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