On a recent long flight, I greatly enjoyed reading The Constantine Codex by Paul Maier. I am a big fan of the Skeleton series he writes, and with his expertise in archaeology and Biblical history, I knew I was in for a great read.
The story line is intriguing, what if more books of the Bible were found What if an imminent Christian scholar and moderate Islamic scholar discussed the beliefs of each of their faiths? What would that look like?
Though the bulk of the book focuses on the Codex discovery, a big chunk as well looked at the relationship between Islam and Christianity.
Perhaps even more intriguing intriguing was the final reflection were Paul Meier highlights what was fiction, what is fact, and what is potential future reality.
Every time I read one of his books I have a greater appreciation of the Biblical text and of the solid foundation faith can build upon.
Without spoiling the plot line, I’ll simply let you know I give the book 5 out of 5 stars. Those who love intrigue, want a better understanding of the Biblical text, and are open to a what if additional books of the Bible were found, then this is the book for you.