Tuesday, January 31, 2012

The Scroll by Grant Jeffrey and Alton Gansky

Among the finds during the search for the Dead Sea scrolls was one scroll made out of copper.  It was not a copy of Scripture or an Essene writing.  The copper scroll listed various treasures and artifacts presumably from the Second Temple in Jerusalem and the places they had been hidden.  To date, no treasure has been found from the list on the Copper Scroll. 

But what if...?

The premise of The Scroll by Grant Jeffrey and Alton Gansky is that the best biblical archaeologists in the world with unlimited funding and the blessing of the Israeli government go on a huge treasure hunt for the Temple treasures.

Sounds like a dream come true for the archaeologists.  However, interpersonal tensions on the team and the fact that someone is feeding information to news sources and Israel's enemies throws deadly challenges at the team.  They are at risk with every breath, and not all of the team will live to see the project completed.

Kathi Linz

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

If You Ask Me: (And of Course You Won't) by Betty White

I very much enjoyed reading Betty White's new book, If You Ask Me: (And of Course You Won't).  It's a great book to pick up if you are often interrupted while reading or for a quick few pages before sleeping.  Betty's book is a series of anecdotes and thoughts about her acting life and lessons learned from her parents.  She has quite a bit to say about the animals she's loved -  which are numerous.
There's nothing pretentious about this accomplished woman. 

Kathi Linz