It has become a cliche - the truth is stranger than fiction. The reason, of course, is simple. This statement has resonated with so many people over the years that it has become a formula, and formulas are often an expression of truth. And, truth can be strange indeed.

The most common question I've heard since pre-publication reading began is, "How much of this is really true?" Without giving you the boilerplate legalese that will be on the inside cover, let me just say that all of the references to the past are historical fact whether it was 5 years ago or 500 years ago. The germinal idea, the conspiracy that drives the plot is genuine, which is more than can be said for other novelists who write in the religious thriller genre. More importantly, however, the book raises cultural issues that we as a nation are grappling with. How we address them will define us as a people and shape our own history.  I look forward to interacting with readers about these issues on this blog. 

Keep Reading! Only two things will change you - the books you read and the people you meet. 

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