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"Q: Awakening reads like the work of a seasoned and artful master of the genre. International in scope, intense in action...don't be caught on the sidelines of this quest."

- David Sakmyster, author of The Pharos Objective

"...a new breed of thriller, captivatingly lyrical, but still packing double-barrels of adrenaline."

-Sean Ellis, author of Dark Trinity: Ascendant

"Sometimes poetic, often gritty, always captivating, this international thriller is a skillfully crafted quest you won't soon forget."
 
-Joe Moore, internationally bestselling co-author of The Phoenix Apostles

"...exciting, tightly written, and smart. Q: Awakening belongs on The New York Times Best Sellers list. The plot smacks of an Indiana Jones movie or a Dan Brown novel, but Q: Awakening is smarter, edgier, and more credible. This is a delightful discovery...and a thrilling and thoughtful read."

-ForeWord Clarion "Five Star" Review


<span><span>"Q: Awakening reads like the work of a seasoned and artful master of the genre. International in scope, intense in action...don't be caught on the sidelines of this quest." </span></span>

<span><span>-<span> </span></span></span><span>David Sakmyster</span><span>, author of The Pharos Objective</span>

<span>"...a new breed of thriller, captivatingly lyrical, but still packing double-barrels of adrenaline."</span>
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-<span>Sean Ellis</span><span>, author of Dark Trinity: Ascendant</span>

<span>"Sometimes poetic, often gritty, always captivating, this international thriller is a skillfully crafted quest you won't soon forget."</span>
<span> </span>
-<span>Joe Moore</span><span>, internationally bestselling co-author of The Phoenix Apostles</span>

"...exciting, tightly written, and smart. Q: Awakening belongs on The New York Times Best Sellers list. The plot smacks of an Indiana Jones movie or a Dan Brown novel, but Q: Awakening is smarter, edgier, and more credible. This is a delightful discovery...and a thrilling and thoughtful read."

-ForeWord Clarion "Five Star" Review
--Foreword Clarion Five Star Review

From the Author

"The idea of writing a philo-thriller based on the Q Gospel came to me as I wandered through one of the greatest collections of ancient manuscripts in the world, the nearly two thousand year old library of the Monastery of St. Catherine in the Sinai. But for a long time, Q was nothing more than a vague notion, a story I might someday write. Then one storm-tossed day, as I sat atop my surfboard off the western coast of New Zealand's South Island, the image of Declan Stewart, the man at the very center of the Q trilogy, arose in my imagination and kindled a fire. And so I returned to St. Catherine's and a Middle East in the the midst of revolution and turmoil, to finish my research and begin the book."
- G.M. Lawrence
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Variance Publishing (June 12, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1935142534
  • ISBN-13: 978-1935142539
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 6.1 x 1.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,921,383 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Hardcover
This metaphor is based, loosely, on the outdated "Q" scholarship (largely Anglo-American), which assumes that the Apostles and disciples wrote the four Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke and John) from a manuscript of sayings of Christ, and this is why there is substantial overlap. It couldn't possibly be that they were Jews trained precisely to memorize the sayings of prophets and teachers - *the obvious, sane historical conclusion*. Instead, and breaking all rules of critical historical analysis, the Q postulate is based on absolutely no external data, no references in the early Church, no attribution by secondary sources, no root in the original liturgy, nor can it be found even in secondary traditions of pseudo-Christian sects (e.g. in Gnosticism). It is is thus a bold-faced assertion without a spec of historical pedigree, and is to be rejected without a second glance as a textbook example of special pleading. Unsurprisingly, these "Q" scholars - like Dr. Burton Mack - also propose a "non-Christian" interpretation of the Gospels on these fallacious premises.

My review of this book is thus mostly negative. Its difficult to discern how deeply Lawrence has drunk the poisonous cool-aid and jumped off the deep-end. For those interested in a philosophically, and historically, consistent fiction based on the sayings of Jesus and the learned Apostles teachings - I recommend a trilogy by the great J.R.R. Tolkien. Now, what was the name of it again?
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Format: Hardcover
The new thriller Q: Awakening is a great find for book lovers. It is filled with exotic locations, suspenseful actions, mysteries to be uncovered, and multi-dimensional characters both good and evil...with a little romance sprinkled around. What more could a bibliophile ask for??

But there is more; the book is authentic; it is well researched and beautifully written with a cast of characters that beg for a movie camera. There is the sadistic Syrian the educated and cunning "gentleman" called "the Persian"; the scholarly, erudite Swiss Jew; the introspective savant child with the "dancing hand" who sees and knows much; the beetle; the soft and sweet Amala with a spirit of steel, and finally the conflicted and oftentimes doubtful, but always true, hero. All are in search of the same thing, all willing to risk whatever it takes, but for vastly different reasons. The climax leaves the reader reluctant to close the book and eager to resume the search in Q:Apocalypse, the next one in the trilogy.

The glossary of foreign words and phrases in italics in the text is best reviewed before one begins the book. "The History of Q and the Making of a Story" at the end of the text provides an interesting insight into the writer's personal preparation and purpose in penning this soon-to-be classic. I recommend reading it first.
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For readers that are looking to be swept up into an adventure that leads you on a discovery both outwardly and within, then you will definitely want to add G. M. Lawrence's Q: Awakening to your reading list.

We are taken on this epic journey with Dr. Declan Stewart who soon finds himself in a struggle to not only escape from his past but his own perceived shortcomings and weaknesses as well. It soon becomes clear to the reader and to him that this will not be easy, and that is only part of the quest. There are people out to make sure he doesn't success in what is seen as a divine assignment, and this along with his own misgivings about himself and the world as he knows it leaves him not only conflicted but on the run for his life.

This is one of those books that is able to marry the spiritual and the psychological while giving you a literary gift in the process. There is so much more to this book that might meet the eye, and at the end of the day you are left wondering if this is an assignment you would be able to carry out yourself.

Brimming with action and enough excitement to keep you not only interested but intrigued, G. M. Lawrence's Q gets an "A" for being an amazing adventure for readers of all genres.
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