A. Christina Scales (Illinois)
This is an extremely entertaining book! I know the book was about people with different religions trying to obtain the scroll, but the story isn't about religion. I believe the book is about human choice. These people are doing questionable things (hiding, stealing, killing, lying) all under the guise of their religion. They are justifying their actions by using religion. This story reminds me of the Crusades, fighting over sacred land while breaking ever Godly law you can think of. Furthermore, this isn't just an ancient problem, it's a modern problem. In general, people in power do deplorable things in the name of a religion. It's certainly a perfect fit for a discussion in any book club.
When a Roman Catholic scholar involved in the Dead Sea Scrolls Project discovers a heretical message contained in one of the Scrolls he hides it. Decades later, a prominent archeologist discovers reference to the scroll in an archeological dig. This discovery spurs the world religions into a dangerous game of cat and mouse, in which all who seek the hidden scroll are mysteriously silenced, leaving the salvation of humankind to a father and son, who must either find the hidden scroll … or die trying.