I was sent The Map by David Murrow to review for Book Sneeze.
I had no idea what to expect.
From the blurb, I thought it might be a little DaVinci Code-ish and it was a little bit.
The book is written in three parts: a fictional story of how the author came to obtain "The Map", an explanation of the said map, and a fictional conclusion that ties the first two parts together.
I really enjoyed this book. Mr. Murrow's fictional beginning made me interested in "the map" and I especially liked how he weaved non-fictional facts into the story-line.
For the second part, the author brought up some very interesting, if not controversial, points about men in the church. The way he verbally illustrated the journeys of the map were brilliant.
The tone of the book was not pompous or too scholarly. And though it was written by a man probably mostly for men, the lessons still resonated with me as a woman. I found myself pondering points made in the book and discussing The Map with others.
To me, that's a sign of a great read.
Thanks to Book Sneeze for affording me the opportunity to read a book that I would have passed on under normal circumstances.