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The Blood Of The Shroud

Author : D.B. Sanders
ISBN : 9780988550612
Genre : Fiction
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"I am tired of this life of death." So begins the adventure tale The Blood of the Shroud by D.B. Sanders, a page-turner novel from a new voice in the historical fiction genre. War brews in the Byzantine world as Pope Innocent III commands the fourth crusade to start, but this time the highly decorated William Arc, Commander of the Templar forces at Acre, wants no part of this glory and honor campaign. Setting forth from Acre to prevent the Templar's involvement, he undertakes a treacherous journey to Naples to present his case to Philippe de Plessiez, the newest Templar Master. Crossing the stormy Mediterranean will take more than skill for William who is now saddled with the added burden of protecting his nephew, Stephen, following the death of his brother Gregory who was killed in front of the young boy by the Pope's own henchman, AElfric of Abingdom. A skilled and godless warrior, AElfric gives no allegiances, using all within his reach tragically to serve his designs without remorse. But William's revenge against AElfric must wait, as the Venetians take control of the crusaders for their own aims, turning Innocent's forces against the heart of the Christian world, Constantinople, sending William twisting towards a fate that will plunge him into the very heart of the war he wanted to avoid-in an effort to save the Shroud of Christ from destruction. Blood flies across the pages as William and Stephen encounter an enchanting beauty and an unlikely ally in their quest, only to find themselves thwarted at every turn by AElfric who has his own plans for the Shroud. Clever and fast paced, this book blends historical fact with convincing fiction to weave a tale that celebrates faith and determination. Filled with unsavory characters and rapid action, readers will find this book an entertaining romp through the treacherous waters of the medieval times, cheering for the heroes and wishing a violent end to their enemies."

The Blood And The Shroud

Author : Ian Wilson
ISBN : 0684855291
Genre : Religion
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An expert on the Shroud of Turin takes a fresh look at the famous religious relic in the light of new evidence that he claims may prove that this mysterious artifact may truly be the burial shroud of Jesus

The Turin Shroud

Author : Lynn Picknett
ISBN : 9780743292177
Genre : History
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The authors of The Templar Revelation and The Sion Revelation draw on new findings to contend that the shroud was created by Leonardo Da Vinci, who they believe used sophisticated methods and his own image to create the shroud as a substitute for a medieval forgery. Reprint. 35,000 first printing.

Unlocking The Secrets Of The Shroud

Author : Gilbert R. Lavoie
ISBN : 9781457502125
Genre : Religion
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One of the first books written in the U.S. since 1988 that presents the Shroud of Turin as the authentic burial cloth of Jesus of Nazareth. The author, a medical doctor, takes us on a scientific and scriptural search (with more than 70 revealing photographs) that allows us to decide for ourselves whether the ancient cloth has any meaning for us today. A companion video that traces the story of the shroud from Turin to Jerusalem is also available. In 1961, while poking around in a used bookstore in Boston, Lavoie stumbled across a paperback called A Doctor at Calvary, by French surgeon Pierre Barbet. As Lavoie thumbed through the pages, he discovered that Barbet was writing not about Jesus' crucifixion but about the Shroud of Turin, a piece of cloth that contained the bloody image of a naked man. Thus began Lavoie's 30-year quest to uncover the true origins of the Shroud and to reveal its mysteries. In this well-told scientific and theological detective story, Lavoie offers a step-by-step account of his attempts to prove that the Shroud of Turin could well have been the shroud that covered Jesus as he was taken from his cross to his tomb. In order to show that the marks on the cloth are indeed blood stains, Lavoie discusses the nature of blood as it clots, especially when those clots are covered with cloth. Through various experiments, he is able to conclude: "blood clots transfer to cloth as mirror images of themselves; the neatness of the transfers is related to the fact that the man of the shroud died in the vertical position; the time the clots take to transfer to cloth coincide closely with the gospel timetable of the death and burial of Jesus." Lavoie is on his firmest footing when he sticks to his scientific theories, but when he begins to argue in the final chapters that John's gospel and letters indicate that John possessed the shroud and was hiding it from his audience, he treads shakier speculative ground.

The Shroud Of Christ

Author : Paul Vignon
ISBN : 1885395965
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Over the years, many books have appeared about the Shroud of Turin, the possible burial cloth of Christ. This book explores the Shroud's photographic breakthrough, showing in great detail the amazing "negative image" and offering scientific evidence for the potential legitimacy of the Shroud as being a relic from Christ.

Resurrection Of The Shroud

Author : Mark Antonacci
ISBN : 9781461732402
Genre : Religion
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This book scientifically challenges earlier radiocarbon testing and presents new evidence in determining the Shroud of Turin's true age.

The Shroud Conspiracy

Author : John Heubusch
ISBN : 9781501156922
Genre : Fiction
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In this intense and “absolutely brilliant thriller” (#1 New York Times bestselling author Brad Thor), a forensic anthropologist sets out to prove that the Shroud of Turin is a fake, but quickly discovers the opposite—and must race to stop the evil forces who want to use traces of blood in the fabric to clone Jesus Christ and bring on a second coming of their own design. Throughout his career, forensic anthropologist and outspoken atheist Dr. Jon Bondurant has investigated many religious artifacts said to be real. But weak minds rely on such obviously false relics to maintain their silly, pointless faith. So when he is invited by the Vatican to examine the Shroud of Turin, said to be the burial cloth that covered the body of Christ—and the most revered of all Christian artifacts—he is delighted for the opportunity to prove once and for all that the Shroud is a fake. But when he meets Domenika Josef, the beautiful and devout Vatican representative who finds him arrogant and self-important, he realizes his task will not be as straightforward as he once imagined. Domenika believes that the relic is real, and wants nothing more than to rescue the tarnished reputation of the church by announcing the good news. As Bondurant and his team examine every element of the Shroud, he and Domenika begin to see each other in a whole new light. And as the evidence about the origin of this highly contested piece of fabric starts to pile up, he begins to realize that he’s been seeing a lot of things incorrectly. But when a sample of the blood from the Shroud—believed to be the real blood of Jesus Christ—vanishes, he realizes his problems are just beginning. The DNA in that sample could have earth-shattering consequences if it falls into the wrong hands. When Domenika vanishes too, Bondurant is caught in a globe-spanning chase to rescue the woman he loves—and stop the evil forces who have their own motives for bringing on the Second Coming.

The Mysterious Shroud

Author : Ian Wilson
ISBN : UVA:X000992652
Genre : Religion
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Traces the history of the Shroud of Turin, describes the scientific procedures which have been used to test it, and speculates on the shroud's authenticity

The Holy Shroud

Author : Antonio Cassanelli
ISBN : 085244351X
Genre : Holy Shroud
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The Templars And The Shroud Of Christ

Author : Barbara Frale
ISBN : 9781908518408
Genre : Religion
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The Templars and the Shroud of Christ is the second book in this series by Vatican historian, Barbara Frale. The Knights Templar – the most powerful religious-military order of the Middle Ages – almost certainly looked after the mysterious shroud that is now kept in Turin. Worshipped in a relentlessly secret manner, and known in its intimate nature by only a handful of the order’s officials, the swathe of fabric was kept in the central treasury of the Knights Templar, who were known for their expertise in the field of relics. In an age of doctrinal confusion, the shroud might have represented for the Knights Templar a powerful antidote against the spread of heresy. By tracing faint clues concerning the shroud’s movements during medieval times, Barbara Frale reaches back into the centuries and explores complex hypotheses on the shroud’s origins and offers a new viewpoint on this controversial relic.

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