"The Fifth Gospel" is sensational

Although I have traveled far and wide, I am never far from the Monongahela Valley. I am a second-generation American; the Old Countries are never far from me. The wood, and hills, rivers and “cricks” have given me an appreciation for nature.

     The mark of a good book for m is one where I miss the characters after I finish reading. This book has clearly-defined characters, a thorough description of everyday life in Vatican City (yes, there is such a thing), and a solid,, serious theological background: the Shroud of Turin and Pope John Paul II's wish to reunite Roman Catholics and Orthodox before his death.

              Here there is a relationship between two brothers, a father and young son, an absent wife, an unconventional justice system, and New Testament scholarship.

               This book was worth the read.