Saturday, October 12, 2013

 
THE LAST TEMPLAR

I am so glad I gambled on this author. Not one page disappointed me. The author did his research. It is an endless weaving of fact and fiction related to the Templars, the Vatican, the Gnostic Bible, and even the Jeffersonian BibleIt was just a wow book.

It begins with the Templars abandoning Acre after Jerusalem is lost.  Their ship is sunk during a storm.  Survivors make it ashore with the goal of bringing back to Paris the truth of what they found related to Yeshua of Nazareth.  Aka Jesus.

The author weaved a great journey which makes every page a joy.  Virtually no violence, sex, or endless chases.  A key turning point is near the end when Tess, the co-protagonist, is told of an old Greek saying. Den hriazete euharisto, kathikon mou. There is no thanks necessary for what is duty.

These simple words of a country doctor in response to a thank you, became her life changing epiphany.

I curious how the book would have ended had Reza Aslan - author of "Zealot"  already penned "Because the one thing any comprehensive study of the historical Jesus should hopefully reveal is that Jesus of Nazareth - Jesus the man - is every bit as compelling, charismatic, and praiseworthy as Jesus the Christ. He is, in short, someone worth believing in." p. 216

See Zealot Review

It saddens me how many people do not read for no better reason than reading was a challenge for them in school.  Trust me it is still a challenge for me.  I get distracted and have to go back and reread 20 pages.  But the endless adventures which come with reading is worth every minute of my time.



2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Have you read Eco's Foucault's
Pendulum? If so, what did you think?

BobbyWC said...

I have not, but I will put it on my list

Bobby WC