Chapter 6 is about the Shroud and the Sudarium
The first segment on CNN will be about the Shroud
The book that accompanies the CNN series on Jesus will be available in four formats on February 24, 2015.
- Hardcover for $20.24
- Amazon Kindle and Barnes and Noble Nook for $12.99
- Audio CD for $22.19
- Audible for download to portable devices for $20.99
The hardcover edition, published by St. Martin Press, is 256 pages (6.3 x 9.5 inches).
The audio editions, published by Macmillan, are narrated by Peter Larkin and run 6.5 hours.
Most vendors are accepting pre-orders now.
The Table of Contents
- Author’s Note
- Introduction: Who is Jesus?
- 1. John the Baptist: Rival Messiah, Bones of Contention
- 2. The James Ossuary: The Hand of God or the Crime of the Century?
- 3. Mary Magdalene: Prostitute, Apostle, Saint—or Jesus’s Wife?
- 4. The Gospel of Judas: Christianity’s Ultimate Whodunit
- 5. The True Cross: Enough to Fill a Ship
- 6. The Shroud and the Sudarium: Jesus of History, Jesus of Mystery
Some editorial reviews (from Amazon):
"A fascinating, provocative and informative entry into the life of Jesus. Finding Jesus uses controversies over recent archeological and literary finds, as well over some long-argued-over tales and relics, to provide readers with solid scholarship and thoughtful insights into the life of the man whose life, death and resurrection continues to enthrall and inspire." — James Martin, SJ, author of Jesus a Pilgrimage
"Holy doubt is an essential element of faith, yet we are tantalized by stories that give historical insights in support of the foundations of our faith. Finding Jesus explores six artifacts that are windows into early Christianity and our desire to know what happened. These windows let us see that faith is deeper than history, but knowing these complex stories can sustain us as we grapple with today’s questions. Finding Jesus’ stories reveal our very human and complex hunger to understand mystery and our past." – Sister Simone Campbell, author of A Nun on the Bus
"For more than two millennia, few people have captured the imaginations of human beings like Jesus Christ. Whether you are spiritual or skeptical, ‘Finding Jesus’ will help you experience the life of One who changed the world. Part anthology and part theology, this book is about what Jesus meant to those who knew him and what he means to those who claim to know him today. Let ‘Finding Jesus’ lead you on a journey of faith and facts–you won’t be sorry!" —Jonathan Merritt, author of Jesus Is Better than You Imagined
"Finding Jesus is for the curious: folks who are thrilled by spiritual quests and desire to separate fact from fiction when it comes to the history of our faith. You won’t regret following Gibson’s and McKinley’s path through twists and turns of the Gospels — and at the end of that path is the One who makes this greatest of stories make perfect sense." – Joshua DuBois, author of The President’s Devotional
"In a mix of engaging scholarship and gripping storytelling, Gibson and McKinley offer a page-turner for a wide audience." —Kirkus.
About the authors (from Amazon):
DAVID GIBSON is an award-winning religion journalist, author and filmmaker who specializes in covering the Catholic Church. He appears frequently on network and cable television as a commentator on religious affairs and is a frequent commentator on NPR. He has written and co-written three prior books and also writes for The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, New York Magazine, Boston Magazine, and Fortune among others.
MICHAEL MCKINLEY is an award-winning author, filmmaker, journalist and screenwriter. He has written several books, and wrote and co-produced the CBC TV documentary film "Sacred Ballot", as well as several documentaries for CNN Presents.