By Joel C. Rosenberg (Carol Stream, Ill.: Tyndale Pub., Inc., 2006, 366 pgs.)


This is the fourth book in this series, following: The Ezekiel Option, The Last Days, & The Last Jihad.  Jon Bennett continues as the main character, along with Erin McCoy.  The first question answered in this book, do Jon and Erin finally get married?  It opens with preparations for their wedding, however new events over take them in the process.  I will leave it the reader to discover whether the wedding actually takes place.

This is an incredibly great summer read.  The action and adventure reminds one not only of the previous episodes in this series, but also it is a cross between Raiders of The Lost Ark and Da Vinci Code.  It is a ‘can’t put down tell it is finished’ adventure with Middle East terrorism as the backdrop, and Christian/Judaic Prophesy and Eschatology as the subject.  Unlike ‘Da Vinci’ or ‘Raiders’, this book is totally safe for Christian consumption.

‘The Copper Scroll’ is an actual ancient artifact that was discovered along with the ‘Dead Sea Scrolls’.  It contains directions to finding actual Temple vessels and treasures which were hidden before the Romans destroyed Jerusalem and the Temple in 70 AD.  Many have speculated about the possibility that there is a document or scroll that is still missing which contains the ‘key’ for interpreting the Copper Scroll.  To Date, none of the treasure or vessels listed on the scroll have been located.  At the end of the book, the author provides a bibliography of sources about the Copper Scroll, the Dead Sea Scrolls and the Biblical prophecies about a coming Temple.

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