Dr. David Chambers was a leading archeologist in the field of Biblical History when he walked away from it all. After losing his faith and breaking up with his fiancee, David is ready to find a new research focus. This is until Jewish friend and mentor, Abram Ben-Judah, offers him the dig of a lifetime, if only he'll return to his former field of expertise, the Bible.
I am kind of wishy-washy on this book. Parts of it were great - exciting, informative, something new that's never been written about - while other parts just moved very slowly. The story went from intense action scenes to a month-long gaps. It just seemed kind of unbalanced to me.
I did enjoy the characters. The authors did not portray every Christian as a perfect, goody-two-shoes kind of person. They portrayed them as real, flawed people with real baggage and real issues to work through. I thought that was one of the best aspects of the book.
There was a lot of Biblical Historical explanations in the book, which is great for readers who aren't that familiar with Biblical History. I thought they were woven into the storyline pretty well.
One of the overall themes of the book is the secrecy with which this dig had to take place. I understand the politics involved, but I thought the security and espionage aspect of the story were a little overly dramatic. It just didn't seem to all fit in the story well to me.
Overall, The Scroll is an easy-read with solid characters; however, I felt the story flow was somewhat lacking.
I give this book 4 out of 5 stars.
I received a complimentary copy of this book to review from the Blogging for Books program. The opinions are my own.