|Word, the (1972) [Novel]|
by Irving Wallace
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(From the publisher):
It was to be the greatest international publishing event of all time, rendering every previous version of the New Testament obsolete. For it contained the greatest find in Biblical archaeology - the newly discovered first and original gospel. Written by James the Just, younger brother of Jesus, its revelations were such as would inspire a rebirth of devout belief throughout the Christian world and create the religious revival so urgently needed amidst the materialism of the twentieth century.
BUT WAS IT AUTHENTIC?
To the syndicate of international Bible publishers, The Word was a consuming obsession as well as a business enterprise of such magnitude that they could not let it be touched by the slightest tinge of doubt.
To Steven Randall, the cynical and successful public relations man hired to introduce the INTERNATIONAL NEW TESTAMENT to the world, the assignment offered an awesome challenge. But as he gathered the background material for his international promotion, delving deeper and deeper into the circumstances surrounding the incredible discovery, he began, slowly and much against his will, to question its authenticity - and found his very life endangered...
Original title: The Word
Genre: Fiction→ Adventure→ A Miscellany