23 January 2013

Book Review: "Hidden in Time" by Michael Phillips

Author: Michael Phillips
Publisher: Tyndale
Published: August 2000
Synopsis: Adam Livingstone, a modern-day "Indiana Jones," and his friends are hot on the trail of the well-known Biblical artifact, the Ark of the Covenant. What he doesn't know is that there are forces of evil who will stop at nothing to ruin him, whether by murdering him or making him claims look like a hoax! Worse yet, upon finding what seems to be the Ark, it turns out to be a replica! Will Adam and friends ever find the real Ark of the Covenant, or will the forces of evil prevail in disproving both him and the Bible?

Story: 4.5/5
This novel reads like an action flick, which is a feat in of itself. Despite its length, it's one of those books that will grip you until the last page. Plenty of suspense, adventure, and peril await you in this book.

Writing: 4/5
What Michael Phillips did well in his previous novel, Rift of Time, he does well again in this sequel. The formatting was a bit choppy--seriously, a prologue before every section?--but it still drew me in.

Conclusion: Michael Phillips is best-known for his historical fiction, but this book proves that he is not a one-trick pony. Those who like reading about Biblical archaeology will definitely enjoy this, though it would help to read the previous novel, Rift of Time, first.

Score: 4.5/5

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