Book Review (+Giveaway!): The Linen God

6 Jul

the linen god blog and review tour

Welcome to The Linen God blog & review tour and GIVEAWAY, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!


the linen godTitle: The Linen God
Author: Jim O’Shea
Publisher: Ambassador International
Release Date: March 31, 2018
Genre: Inspirational Suspense/Thriller

The Shroud of Turin is the most studied and controversial religious relic in human history.

The ancient linen cloth bears the image of a man, alleged to be that of Jesus of Nazareth. What if it were real? What if it contained a secret powerful enough to alter the course of human history? And what if it fell into the wrong hands?

Manny Lusum is convinced the Shroud is the genuine article and obsessed with proving it scientifically. Grace Barden is not only Manny’s best friend, but also secretly in love with the physics student and soon-to-be Catholic priest. Across the globe, three grisly murders and the theft of a secret manuscript thrust Grace and Manny into a generations-old conspiracy of biblical proportions. From New York to Rome to the inner sanctum of the Vatican, they struggle to untangle a bizarre mystery surrounding the controversial artifact.

In a dramatic confrontation between faith and the ultimate evil on the world stage, Grace and Manny are pushed to the edge of an abyss, balanced on the brink between heaven and hell.

This suspenseful and captivating thriller is perfect for fans of Dan Brown, John Grisham, Robert Ludlum, and David Baldacci. Order your copy today and experience a unique blend of history, science, conscience, religion and a battle of good versus evil that will keep you reading into the early morning hours!

“ . . . a wonderfully engaging, page-turning thriller.”
—Doug Peterson, Award Winning Author
of The Vanishing Woman and The Puzzle People

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jim o'shea

Jim is a long-time resident of Chesterfield, Missouri…“The City of Sculptures”. He is a graduate of the University of Missouri in Columbia and now spends his time crafting novels of suspense that tackle the complex relationship between science and religion, stories designed to take the reader places he or she may not have previously considered.

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The Linen God by Jim O’Shea is a supernatural thriller based on the Shroud of Turin. With action from the busy streets of New York to the hallowed halls of Vatican City, it combines obscure prophesies and modern technology to provide a fast-paced read. Cover-ups, conspiracies, spiritual warfare, and end-times references make this novel perfect for fans of both The DaVinci Code and the Left Behind series. The style is edgier than most CF; something I don’t have a problem with. Twists, turns, and unforeseen surprises keep this one interesting, but I would have liked a bit more character development and backstory. I was unfamiliar with many of the Catholic traditions and rituals, but the author does a good job of keeping the reader up to speed. However, I found some of the theological doctrine a bit off the mark. I can’t elaborate — spoilers — but I felt the novel strayed from scripture in some scenes.

Be sure to visit other blogs on this tour to find out what others think.

Audience: adults.

(Thanks to JustRead Blog Tours for a complimentary copy. All opinions expressed are mine alone.)


The Linen God blog tour giveaway


Ambassador International is giving away:

5 winners will receive an ebook copy of The Linen God (open internationally, except where prohibited by law)

Enter via the Rafflecopter giveaway below. Giveaway will begin at midnight July 2, 2018 and last through 11:59pm July 9, 2018. Winners will be notified within a week of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen.

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2 Responses to “Book Review (+Giveaway!): The Linen God”

  1. Carrie July 6, 2018 at 10:57 am #

    thanks, Beckie! 🙂 I haven’t read this yet but I will keep an eye out for the doctrine when I do!

    • rbclibrary July 7, 2018 at 5:49 am #

      Would love to know your thoughts. I went back and forth on this review.

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