THE PILATE SCROLL
A New Thriller by Amazon #1 Bestselling & Award-Winning Author
Kadie Jenkins is a survivor. Now part of an elite group of scholars and scientists, their mission is to stop an impending global terrorist threat. But when a colleague is murdered in Egypt, Kadie finds herself pitted against a foe more evil than the one they were trying to stop. Teaming with a renegade pilot and her younger brother, they find themselves in a race against time, greed, and certain death, can she uncover the 2000-year-old secret to save themselves and possibly the rest of the world?
"WARNING: Sleep deprivation likely. This Christian thriller is a page-turner; more like a page burner. Think Indiana Jones meets God’s Not Dead! Michael Byars Lewis decided to “take a risk” and write a Christian thriller and he has hit a walk-off homerun with The Pilate Scroll. From the opening page, you’re captivated by the action, intensity and intrigue, and especially the emotional connections, good and bad, among the characters. Along the way, the gospel of Jesus Christ is wonderfully-woven into the story, without being preachy but also theologically-sound. The “fictional historical” and the factual references throughout the book are so well presented it’s hard to determine which is which. It’ll have you doing extra research! Mike has written a gem. I can’t wait to see this on the big screen; it is worthy of being made into a movie. "
- David Jeffers is the Amazon Best-Selling Author of Man Up! What the Bible Says About Being A Man, Losing Evangelicals: How Christians Are Leaving Jesusland, and the Eavesdropping on God devotional series. David has appeared on Dr. James Dobson’s Family Talk, Christian Television Network’s Homekeepers with Arthelene Rippy, and numerous radio interviews.
"If you took The Da Vinci Code and tossed it toward Raiders of the Lost Ark, you’d have this book! The Pilate Scroll is an exciting adventure from the very first page. It has everything—a strong heroine, a sweet younger brother, a true hero, and pesky villains who show up and wreak havoc. But it also has a strong faith thread that brings it all together. Katie, Brian and Duke are forced to search for a possible declaration from Pontius Pilate that could change history. I won’t give away the details, but it sure touched me! I highly recommend this book!"
- Lenora Worth, New York Times Best-Selling Author
"World-altering stakes meet sacrificial love in a story that lifts both the soul and the heart rate. M.B. Lewis handles a tough subject with sensitivity and grace while keeping the pages flying with realism only a been-there-done-that combat veteran can offer."
- James R. Hannibal, Award-Winning Author of The Gryphon Heist
“The many years that the author, Michael Lewis, has spent as a military and civilian pilot, flying internationally into fascinating cities and cultures all over the world, properly prepared him to write such an action-packed novel as The Pilate Scroll. If you love drama, mystery, and surprise, you will love this new book. Amid all of the normal things that you would anticipate from this excellent author who is continuing to grow in popularity, Lewis adds a new spiritual dimension to this book. In sharing the drama of a team on a passionate mission, Lewis weaves into the story a spiritual dimension that is filled with the author’s excellent knowledge of the Bible, his deep understandings of the teachings of Jesus Christ, and the virtues of Christianity found in forgiveness, redemption, transformation, and healing. He also exhibits a deep knowledge of the sacred sites so familiar in the life of Jesus, as well as keen insights regarding the teachings of church fathers through the centuries.”
- Dr. Karl K. Stegall, Pastor Emeritus
First United Methodist Church
"Lewis courageously steps away from the mainstream to answer a higher call to deliver this epic Christian thriller. Well done!"
- Gary Westfal, Life Coach and Best-Selling Author, Goal Mind
"The Pilate Scroll is an emotional rollercoaster that includes everything; from good guys with hyper-spiritual awareness and faith to bad guys with questionable ethics or lack thereof... and the perfect combination of action and moments that pull at your heartstrings. Indiana Jones meets Ted Dekker in this fun, realistic portrayal of a tale that, if it were true - the world might be better off not knowing it ever happened. But the best part is, the author leaves that for the reader to decide. Without ruining the ending, let me just say there haven't been many action novels that moved me to tears. This one did. God bless those that read it. And the author that wrote it. A highly recommended novel for believers and nonbelievers alike."
- Jason E. Fort is the creator and author of Fortress Books
"M.B. Lewis has created a heart-stopping suspense novel with faith at the heart of its main character, Kadie. The plot is original and genuinely intriguing, and so are the characters, especially Kadie, who is strong yet vulnerable. I like the way Lewis has crafted this character to be flawed and relatable, not a super-Christian without problems. This woman hasn't felt her faith in a long time, but the events that occur in her life shake her. As you read, you feel for her vulnerable position, and really become invested in the mystery and intrigue crafted by the author. I also like the relationship between Kadie and her special-needs younger brother, Brian. You don't have to be a Christian to enjoy this story of forgiveness and healing, but it is brimming with biblical themes and knee-deep in history and culture. The Pilate Scroll by M.B. Lewis is a must-read for those craving a top-tier faith-based suspense novel. Fans of Dan Brown will love this book."
-Tammy Ruggles - Readers' Favorite
"Adventure, murder, and intrigue are the crux of the sensational Christian thriller, The Pilate Scroll by M.B. Lewis. Brimming with suspense, drama, and non-stop action, the plot builds to an exciting story arc culminating in a startling and compelling conclusion. Taking place against the exotic backdrops of Israel, Turkey, and Egypt, the settings create a perfect contrast for the drama that unfolds. Containing elements from the New Testament and archaeological findings from the Dead Sea Scrolls, it is an adrenaline-fueled story that is captivating from the first page until the last. Comparable to an Indiana Jones adventure, everyone who relishes action-packed thrillers based on the biblical precepts of redemption, salvation, and faith in God will not want to miss this!"
-Susan Sewell - Readers' Favorite
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“A little Indiana Jones, a little Da Vinci Code, and a whole lot of fun. “The Pilate Scroll” is the most exciting fiction I’ve read in years.”
- Drew Allen, Author of Uncommon Sense
"The Pilate Scroll checks all the boxes for ingredients of a great thriller, returning the genre to its roots spawned by the likes of Alistair McClean and Frederick Forsyth. M.B. Lewis's sterling thriller features a great ride across time and place, blending a 2,000-year-old mystery with a present day global terrorist threat. The Pilate Scroll is sure to give the likes of Brad Meltzer and Steve Berry a run for their money, while establishing Lewis as a force to be reckoned with."
- Jon Land, USA Today bestselling author