The Chamberlain Key: Unlocking the Biblical Code That Proves the Existence of God – Timothy P. Smith with Bob Hostetler (Waterbrook)
Is it yet another writer taking a stab at the corner of the book market ruled by Dan Brown? Nope. Is it a new fictional thriller based on a real story? Nope…but at times it does read like a piece of fiction. Is it an account of an archaeological search for biblical texts? In part there is a sort of digging for answers that goes on in the book.
Is it a sociological text, seeking out the true existence of God? It does amount to a search for answers of that sort. Is it an anthropological doctrine that is at the heart of the story? Certainly there is a search for how societies and in this case religion evolves.
In case you’re confused by all of these questions…I can certainly understand that reaction, because The Chamberlain Key: Unlocking the Biblical Code That Proves the Existence of God by Timothy P. Smith, written with Bob Hostetler, is more than a bit confusing. It makes an effort to be many things; most of those recounted in the questions I asked, which in a of itself doesn’t necessarily equate to a bad thing. The problem is it becomes so muddle under the weight of all of these roads it travels that the story gets lost in the mix.