Biblical scholars Jack and Michelle Townsend are convinced that the original ending to Mark's Gospel---missing for 2,000 years---is hidden in Rome. But their hunt for the lost manuscript incites a jealous researcher and terrorists bent on ridding Rome of all Americans. Will the Townsends' faith survive in a swirl of conspiracy---and death? 400 pages, softcover from Abingdon.
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Wise does another great job with his characters and story line. I had a hard time putting it down. It contains some weird humor but if you want a good book to read this is it.
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Review 2 for Shrouded in Silence
Date:February 25, 2013
I order books for a church library. I consider the use of hell in this book offensive to our readers. I am disappoined in the use of some words as curse words in some of the books I have ordered. These are authors we have trusted over the years. The word is on page 113.
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Review 3 for Shrouded in Silence
Date:May 15, 2012
Rome came alive with detailed descriptions of the history of thier bascillicas, street designs and even the traffic congestions. The mystery of hidden truths, cover ups and characters keeps you guessing till the end.
The latest book I have read is, Shrouded In Silence, by Robert L. Wise. The amazing thing about reading is there is something for everyone. Here is the description Abingdon Press has about Shrouded In Silence.
Determined to find an answer, Jack and Michelle Townsend set out on a quest to find the original ending to the Gospel of Mark.
Following ancient clues, they head for Rome, but what starts out as a scholarly search turns violent as two separate groups strive to stop the Townsends, plunging their quiet research into chaos.
After a bomb destroys their office, the Townsends are pushed to the limits of their determination and commitment to God’s will. Can faith in God’s purposes endure in a swirl of conspiracy and espionage that brings the couple to the brink of death?
"This is a story of well-hidden biblical secrets that have endured throughout the ages and of a couple's devotion to finding the truth. It's a story fraught with death, danger, and deception--of never knowing who to trust, and with a twist of an ending I didn't see coming. Great read!" --Sharon Sala, author of The Searcher's Trilogy: Blood Stains, Blood Ties, Blood Trails
Something I have learned in doing book reviews is you don't want me to tell you the complete story line. You also don't want to know all the secrets and how the book ends. That simply spoils the book for you. A book report is not what I am to do. I am to give you my thoughts and share with you if I enjoyed the book or if it is one I wouldn't recommend.
So, what are my thoughts? I wanted to love this book so very much. The story line is awesome. It would be great on the big screen. Most of the time I would rather read the book instead of watch the movie. This wasn't the case here. I never got connected to the characters. You might say I wanted more. I needed more conversation between the characters to draw me in. I felt almost as if in certain parts I was reading another language. It was just one of those books that didn't do it for me. You may read it and have a totally different opinion. I pray you love it. Every author puts blood, sweat and tears into their work. The finished product becomes a part of them. I never want to disrespect an author or their work. This just wasn't a great read for me. If you have a different opinion about this book I would love for you to share it with me.
This book was a gift from Abingdon Press for it's review.
This story is gripping and will hold your attention until the end. If you are a fan of Mr. Wise, you will remain one after reading this story. If this is your first meeting with the author, you will be tempted to read more of his works. Good as it is though, this book suffers from a major failing on the part of the editorial staff responsible for bringing it to its published form. The repetition of the same word in successive sentences is frowned upon in fiction publishing circles and is something that good editing is intended to remedy. Ex.: "Bandages covered most of his face with red seepage along the side of his chin. She only saw one eye still closed, the other was covered by bandages. A thick bandage covered the top of his chest with with plastic tubes running down the side to bags on the rail. A bag of glucose hung from a rack..." (Note that the words "bandage" and "bag" are repeated in close proximity in a span of three sentences.) There also seems to be a misunderstanding of the use of the words 'past' and 'passed' throughout and other places, in the Ebook, at least, where words are missing.