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The Bell Messenger

(2008)
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A suspenseful yet touching story of a Civil war Bible that pops up again and again over a century and shapes the very history of the nation.

This rich and involving historical and archeological thriller begins as a Union soldier, Tate, shoots a Confederate preacher known as the Bell Messenger and is bequeathed a worn Bible by the dying man. Tate's historical narrative parallels the contemporary story of John Brandon, who has just graduated college in 2000 and received the very same Bible, unearthed in a Saudi Arabian cave, as a gift.

The potent history of this book is revealed as Brandon searches for its previous owners, along the way uncovering the existence of a mysterious cache of gold hidden during Old Testament times -- which brings shadowy figures hot on Brandon's heels, hungry for the gold and desperate to learn the new clues he possesses.

As the past and present intertwine, the reader learns that this Bible has passed through many hands over the years. From the Civil War to the building of the Central Pacific Railroad, to the gang wars and the holding of Chinese slaves in nineteenth-century California, to the trenches of World War I, Brandon learns of the lives this Bible has saved, the deaths it has caused, and the history it has changed forever.

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Hardback Editions

January 2009 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Bell Messenger (Christian Mystery)
Author(s): Robert Cornuke, Alton Gansky
ISBN: 1-60285-370-3 / 978-1-60285-370-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Center Point Pub
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2008 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Bell Messenger
Author(s): Robert Cornuke
ISBN: 1-60751-140-1 / 978-1-60751-140-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Howard Books
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Paperback Editions

September 2008 : USA Paperback
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Title: 1: The Bell Messenger: A Novel
Author(s): Robert Cornuke
ISBN: 1-4165-4981-1 / 978-1-4165-4981-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Howard Books
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Audio Editions

2009 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Bell Messenger
Author(s): Robert Cornuke, Alton Gansky
ISBN: 1-4361-9592-6 / 978-1-4361-9592-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books LLC
Availability: Amazon   


Kindle Editions

September 2008 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Bell Messenger: A Novel
Author(s): Robert Cornuke
Publisher: Howard Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


September 2008 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Bell Messenger: A Novel: 1
Author(s): Robert Cornuke
Publisher: Howard Books
Availability: Amazon UK