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The Da Vinci Code was a tasty read, but Dan Brown played too fast and loose with history making it nothing more than mind candy. The Constantine Codex, on the other hand, is a full course meal that includes a heaping helping of history written by one of the foremost experts on early Christianity. Paul Maier’s sense of history is impeccable and he doesn’t hide his stripes when it comes to his faith.
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The Constantine Codex is a work of fiction about the discovery of lost books of the Bible and the effect it would have on the Christian faith. It is part thriller, travelogue, Christian apologia, theological discourse, and history lesson. The writing style is dry, complex and vintage, which pairs well with a book about Biblical archaeology. Nevertheless, Paul Maier presents cutting edge concepts and realistically predicts the future of Christianity. If you’re interested in early Christian history, Biblical archaeology or the New Testament canon, I recommend spending a long evening sampling the courses of the Constantine Codex.
7 of 8 people found this review helpful
I am only three hours into this and I cannot imagine finishing it. No Mystery. No Thrill. This book should be listed under religious propaganda. This is more boring than a textbook on the topic.
7 of 10 people found this review helpful
No discernable plot. Highly descriptive of inconsequential details. A highlight was the looking for an electric socket in the partriarchs library.
6 of 7 people found this review helpful
it is the first time I hear someone explain in such fine storytelling, the differences between Christianism and Islam. Never does the text attack or minimalise either beliefs, but throughout the story, the points of view are clear and understandably presented.
The story is captivating, from the beginning you are drawn into the storyline and you experience the different scenes as if you are really there.
Great story !!!