From the five-times New York Times bestselling author, Jerome R. Corsi, whose book The Obama Nation was #1 for a month and on the New York Times list for ten weeks, comes a novel about the Shroud of Turin: The Shroud Codex. Published by Simon & Shuster (available April 13, 2010), this book is certain to be another bestseller.
From a Simon & Shuster press release:
After a priest suffers a near-death experience, he is given a new purpose in life—to unravel the codex hidden within the Shroud of Turin.
A horrific car crash puts Father Paul Bartholomew’s life in jeopardy, until he is given a second chance at life – but not without a divine sine qua non. He must endure three years of intensive rehabilitation before being given thirty days to bring the message behind the Shroud of Turin to humanity. While saying Mass on the first day that he is well enough to return to his church, Father Bartholomew experiences what can only be described as a stigmata. Soon thereafter, he begins to look remarkably like the figure of Jesus Christ on the Shroud of Turin.
As word of the priest’s supposed miracles spreads, the Vatican launches an investigation to make sure the astounding transformation isn’t an elaborate hoax. Soon, Father Bartholomew is being examined and analyzed by Dr. Stephen Castle, a prominent New York City psychiatrist and atheist who has built an international reputation arguing that religion is a figment of human imagination that causes all war and suffering. He is aided by a religious researcher and a chemist who has made a career of debunking supposed miracles. Yet even the team of researchers and experts must admit there are things they can’t rationalize. As the investigation widens to include origins of the Shroud of Turin itself, each man is forced to face mysteries of faith that cannot be explained by sheer reason alone.
Inspired by his lifelong interest in what is surely the most famous of religious relics, Jerome R. Corsi delves into the history and science of the Shroud and takes believing and non-believing readers on an unforgettable journey of possibilities.
As soon as possible, I will provide a review of the book.