The Fifth Gospel by Ian Caldwell
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Intrigued by the premise of this book, I came at it with an open mind and wasn’t disappointed.
I starts at a dramatic and unrelenting pace and pauses just long enough for some eloquently lyrical moments of reflection into the human condition, from the loss of parents, the relationship between siblings, failed marriage, longing, reconciliation, and finally the recognition that God is at work in all of it.
Very well done, with just one or two moments required for that ‘willing suspension of disbelief’ that all good drama needs.
Actually, I would’ve mistaken this for Dan Brown with it’s twist on science and faith, and especially from the pace at which I had to keep turning the pages.
Highly recommended as a challenging and rollicking read.