Do you like books that move fast and keep you interested in reading the next chapter right away? How about adventure books that keep you wanting to read more? You need to read The 13th Apostle by, Raina C. Smith. This amazing book reminded me of reading the DaVinci Code with the religious themes and action-packed storyline. The characters in this book were very dynamic and interesting. You actually cared what happened to them and began to think about these characters as real people.
This book has a theme of good vs. evil. The 13th Apostle was one of Jesus’ followers that no one knew about. Can you image that? He was the one that documented things differently from the other Apostles. What do you think Catholics would do if they knew about this and how it could change religion forever? Wait until you read in the book what the Vatican did, and you won’t believe your eyes when you read about what happens to the Cardinals at the Vatican when evil tries to take over. It’s an unimaginable scene that only you can read to believe.
One main character, Father Joseph, is selected by the side of “good” to be that one person left to save humanity from destruction. He is taken captive by the “evil doers” and brought from Italy to the United States, as they try to shake from him his instincts to do good over evil. There were so many twists and turns throughout this novel. Did Father Joseph save mankind? You will have to read to find out! The ending is absolutely unbelievable! A must read! I would love to see this book made into a movie!
This is not a religious book, but does have a religious theme running throughout the story. I would recommend this book to anyone who loves fast-paced and exciting reads. Smith is also working on a sequel! I can’t wait!
More about Raina C. Smith (from her site):
Growing up an only child Smith was a natural storyteller who delighted in using her imagination to entertain herself, her family and friends.
A Communications major and proud graduate of Rhode Island College, Smith spent most of her professional career working in broadcasting as a television news reporter and radio talk show co-host and executive producer.
This is where Smith honed her research, writing and storytelling skills and is what helped her bring such dramatic characters and scenes to The 13th Apostle.
Smith considers, The 13th Apostle, the first in a trilogy series,
her proudest personal and professional accomplishment.
She is simultaneously writing the next two installments.
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