Saturday, December 4, 2010

Secret of the Shroud by Pamela Binnings Ewen

link to purchase Secret of the Shroud
Following a childhood tragedy and feeling abandoned by God, a bitter Archbishop Wesley Bright has led the Christian church in the wrong direction.  He is a charismatic leader preaching a gospel absent of absolute truth.  Everything he has sought to destroy is now challenged by a scrap of cloth.

I have never had an interest in the Shroud of Turin, but I have to admit after reading this book, I understand why so many people find it fascinating.  

I enjoyed each of the characters and their unique perspective to the story.  I especially liked the way the story blended three points in time, from the time of Christ, the 1950s, and the near future.  

The story starts with a shocking tragedy that scarred a child’s heart and filled him with guilt for life.  As shocking as the event was, a true similar incident happened in Chicago a few years ago. 

The author uses an impressive blend of scientific information and history so that the characters could bring this historical article to even the hardest of hearts. I really enjoyed Secret of the Shroud and would recommend it for those who like suspense/mystery novels with a moral storyline.


  1. I enjoyed reading your review. Over the years I've heard itty bits of information about the Shroud. I would love to read a fiction book about the Shroud of Turin. Thanks for the authors website.

  2. Thank you for stopping by. I didn't know much about the shroud either, but the book did raise interest for me.


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