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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (18 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Paul L. Maier Narrator: Christopher Prince Publisher: Oasis Audio, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2011 ISBN: 9781608148677
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Harvard Professor Jonathan Weber is finally enjoying a season of peace when a shocking discovery thrusts him into the national spotlight once again. While touring monasteries in Greece, Jon and his wife Shannon—a seasoned archaeologist—uncover an ancient biblical manuscript containing the lost ending of Mark and an additional book of the Bible. If proven authentic, the codex could forever change the way the world views the holy word of God. As Jon and Shannon work to validate their find, it soon becomes clear that there are powerful forces who don’t want the codex to go public. When it’s stolen en route to America, Jon and Shannon are swept into a deadly race to find the manuscript and confirm its authenticity before it’s lost forever.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Scholar and bestselling author Maier’s discourse on the history of Christianity and on aspects of Islam and Christianity is very well done.”

    Library Journal

  • “Just a few pages into it I was hooked. Maier is that rare combination of masterful storyteller and historian. A brilliant use of the power of story to excite and educate. Bravo!”

    Hank Hanegraaff, president of the Christian Research Institute and host of the Bible Answer Man broadcast

Listener Opinions

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Chrissy | 2/20/2014

    " Clunky dialogue kills me every. single. time. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Patricia | 2/14/2014

    " It was ok didn't make me want to read another by this author. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joyce | 2/9/2014

    " I really enjoy Paul Maier's books. I enjoy the suspense, and I learn so much about ancient history and historical evidence in the pocess. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Clockstein Lockstein | 1/28/2014

    " The Constantine Codex by Paul L. Maier is the third book in the Skeleton series. Harvard Professor Jonathan Weber acquired a national reputation for great discoveries and wife, Shannon in previous books in the series. In this volume, Shannon is working on a dig in Pella when she discovers some fourth century pages that refer to a long lost book of the Bible. As the couple investigates those documents, they stumble upon a book that has the capacity to rock the Christian world. In the midst of the investigation, Jonathan has a fatwa placed upon his head and ends up in an internationally televised debate a Muslim professor about the viability of their respective religions. When the book disappears, Jonathan must scramble to recover it. Maier has created a fascinating "what if" story answering some of the hardest questions about the New Testament. His scholarship in ancient history gives the story lots of color and fascinating detail. The author digresses often, but the detours are often pleasant, adding insight to an aspect of faith or religion. However, the debate just eats up pages and kills any suspense building about the Codex. It has interesting dialogue about the differences between Christianity and Islam, but it seriously slows down the story. Maier suffers from the tendency of many professors in that he loves to teach his readers rather than entertain. The history and concepts are truly intriguing, but the romantic aspects are a bit clumsy, and Shannon, despite Maier's efforts, often serves as Jonathan's straight man for his numerous pranks and his student to allow him to show off his wealth of knowledge. I think Maier needs a sterner editor for future works to help him pare down the unnecessary side tracks and to strengthen the tension and keep suspense building. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Raju | 1/24/2014

    " Pretty weak story. Parts which would have been interesting are almost non-existent. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary Harley | 1/20/2014

    " recommended by Aunt Ellen "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jo Franz | 1/12/2014

    " Enjoyable read! Thought provoking novel about what could really happen--a new ending for the book of Matthew found in it's original form?! What would be done--anything? At the same time another mystery is developing! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Megan | 12/31/2013

    " Wasn't for me "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 John Hanscom | 12/27/2013

    " Very disappointing in comparison to other books of his I've read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amit Shetty | 12/16/2013

    " The book is not that great. It did not have very good gripping lines in the middle of the story, though the Christian vs Islam arguments by both the intellectuals was very nail biting. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Genie | 11/29/2013

    " Not very good-- very superficial, lots of issues and descriptions that were just not credible. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Norma Peters | 4/16/2013

    " It's full of religious history and has some adventure, good read but not a great read. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Reeca Elliott | 3/11/2013

    " The characters are extremely one demensional, the conversation stilted and unlifelike (not sure that is a word but the only one that fits) very contrived plot. Very poorly written. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathy | 2/4/2013

    " A Harvard Religion professor and his wife, an archaeologist, make an amazing biblical discovery that may change Christianity. In the lines of Dan Brown's Robert Langdon, in putting together clues and leads. Tension from Islamic forces, and others who don't want this information being released. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jadzia | 4/18/2012

    " This was a great "what if" story. It does pass for plausible and I loved the "inner message" behind the actual plot. A great book for clean minds!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristopher Hallene | 11/16/2011

    " a Dan Brown-ish type read. Not as many twists and turns, but a good read nontheless. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Patricia | 11/5/2011

    " I found this a compelling read. Loved the setting and the premise. Would like to think there really is a second Acts out there somewhere just waiting to be found. Recent archaeological discoveries have proved the answer to long-held mysteries. Paul Maier's scholarship is high-caliber. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeanine | 9/18/2011

    " This was a good book (it was also free on B & N). Well worth reading and I'll be looking for more from this author. "

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About the Author
Author Paul L. Maier

Dr. Paul L. Meier is the professor of ancient history at Western Michigan University and a much-published author. His novels include the bestselling thriller A Skeleton in God’s Closet and its sequel, More than a Skeleton. Over five million copies of Dr. Maier’s books are now in print in twenty languages, as well as over 250 scholarly articles and reviews in professional journals.

About the Narrator

Christopher Prince is a veteran voice-over artist with over fifteen years of experience. He has lent his voice-over talent to dozens of national commercials, industrial projects, and audio books.