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Chicago, IL, United States, 2007/02/05 - Robert Vaughan, author of nearly 250 titles, researched the Middle East, religious clashes and the teachings of the world’s major religions to write his latest book The Masada Scroll.
Irish priest Michael Flannery and a team of archaeologists discover an unknown Gospel of Jesus in the ruins of Masada. This scroll contains a mysterious symbol that integrates the Star of David, the Cross of Christianity, and the Crescent and Star of Islam. None of these symbols existed at the time the Gospel was written, adding to the mystery that Flannery must unravel.
But there are those who do not want this discovery to come to light. While under investigation from Flannery, the secretive organization Via Dei, or “path to God,” threatens both him and the archeologists who discovered the scroll. In an exhilarating blend of relentless adventure, scholarly intrigue, and cutting wit, the book takes readers on a voyage through the present and past events of the creation of the scroll and its anticipated message.
Flannery reveals that the symbol represents the Trevia Dei, or “three paths to God.” At the heart of Jesus’ message is the unity of paths––Judaism, Christianity, and Islam––that lead to God. The true meaning of Trevia Dei has been perverted over the centuries, turning the message of unity into a single path to salvation.
Priest Flannery has to make a decision about what to do with the finding––share and unite God’s people or remain silent.
Robert Vaughan sold his first book when he was 19-years-old. That was 49 years, nearly 250 titles, and 20 million books ago. Writing under 35 pseudonyms, he has hit The New York Times and Publishers Weekly bestseller lists multiple times and has been interviewed on CNN and Fox. Vaughan authored Andersonville, which was made into a popular TNT television mini-series. He was inducted into the Writers’ Hall of Fame in 1998 and had a special on the History Channel in December 2006. He divides his time between Chicago, IL and Gulf Shores, AL.
In 1993, Paul Block began to write a series of novels for Bantam and Pocket Books. In 1998, he joined the staff of the Times Union, the daily newspaper in Albany, NY, where he served as copy desk chief and is now senior producer of their website, timesunion.com. The Masada Scroll is Block’s 15th published novel.
THE MASADA SCROLL
Robert Vaughan & Paul Block
$24.95 Forge hardcover | 352 pp
Robert Vaughan is available to be interviewed about his book. He is also available to discuss the very timely issues of religious clashes, particularly those involving Middle Eastern nations, and the unification of major world religions.
To schedule an interview or receive more information, please contact Jordan Bucher at jordan[.]prbythebook.com.