Wednesday, December 1, 2010

The Bone Box

The Bone Box, by Bob Hostetler, published by Howard Books (a division of Simon and Schuster), is a slightly suspenseful story about an antiquities discovery in Jerusalem that supposedly will prove the resurrection of Jesus. It's written from a clearly evangelical point of view, and there are a variety of Israeli Jewish characters (none of them really main characters), but what Wandering Jude really liked about this book is that it lets Christians be Christians and it lets Jews be Jews. In that way it sets itself apart from so many evangelical novels. There are no conversions from Judaism to Christianity in this book, and the Israeli characters all seem fairly three-dimensional and lifelike.

Thumbs up from Wandering Jude.

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