A Skeleton in God's Closet

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Written By: Paul L. Maier

Narrated By: J. Charles

Publisher: Brilliance Audio

Date: August 2006

Duration: 3 hours 21 minutes


Dr. Jonathan Weber, Harvard professor and biblical scholar, is looking forward to his sabbatical year on an archaeological dig in Israel. But a spectacular find that seems to be an archaeologist's dream-come-true becomes a nightmare that could be the death rattle of Christianity. Meanwhile, Weber's strong interest in Shannon Jennings, daughter of the dig's director, is an exhilarating complication. Carefully researched and compellingly written, this fast-paced thriller takes you from the dust of an archaeological dig to the laboratories of dedicated scientists to the halls of political and religious power, where world reaction is instant, fierce, and shattering. Moreover, A Skeleton in God's Closet explores the tension between doubt and faith, science and religion, and one man's determination to find the truth - no matter what the cost.


  • Anonymous

    I really enjoyed this. I just wish it wasn't fiction.

  • Debra

    It started out okay and then the middle of disk 2 started to go down hill for me. The plot came out of left field. But I did listen to all of it just to give it a fair shake, but still wasn't too happy with it. Hope the next book he writes he researches more and puts a little more suspense into the storyline. I guess I was expecting something a little closer to The Da Vinci Code and I didn't get it. But then again he isn't Dan Brown either...smiles.

  • Shane Nixon

    I liked the story. I enjoyed the characters, and the narrator did a good job bringing them to life, he was great. As others have noted, the format is a little odd, and it does get annoying. It is just a little bit tough to believe in spots, but not overly so. Good but not great, well worth a listen.

  • Paul

    This is “The Da Vinci Code” in reverse. An archeologist and linguist forges a note from Joseph of Arimathea to Nicodemus saying that Jesus really did not rise from the dead. When this becomes public it does immeasurable damage to the church and followers of Christ. It's up to another archeologist to solve the mystery. The author is a professor writing in one of is areas of expertise so the science is interesting. His writing is not as engaging as Dan Brown, but it is well worth a read (or listen).

  • Wayne

    I agree with Jack. This could have been a good book but it was too predictable and poorly developed. As a theologian, I was interested in the plot but the archaeoligical aspects of the story were not realistic, even though some license can be given since the book was written for a popular audience.

  • JackFrei

    An interesting premise for a plot, but poorly developed. Author spent great detail on certain portions of the plot development, while quickly glossing over others. Parts were very predictable, especiallly the love relationship. The narrator was very good except for the fact that there was absolutely no differentiation between the end of one chapter and the beginning of the next . A pause between chapters would at least afforded the listener to realize that the time, or location, or characters had changed. This became very distracting and irritating after a while.

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