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Relic Quest (Legend Chaser) Paperback – June 21, 2005
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The first story follows Cornuke's search for the biblical Mt. Sinai. The writing is not fantastic, but that's the price we have to pay for a first-person account. This story is very exciting, so much that I checked more than once to verify that it really was non-fiction. Much of the evidence for his conclusion that Mt. Sinai is really Saudi Arabia's Jabal al-Lawz is very compelling. This story deserves four stars.
The second half of the book tells the story of how the author searched for the lost Ark of the Covenant. The writing style remains at about the same level, with awkward lines such as, "Joby, it took them twenty-five hundred years to build this unique island culture of repose and solitude - and we've wrecked it in just twenty minutes" inserted into people's mouths. The story nonetheless gets off to a promising start, only to crash and burn towards the end. Cornuke determines that the Ark is hidden inside a small church in Ethiopia without any conclusive evidence. He never sees the Ark; he is never given any reason to believe that the object in St. Mary's of Zion's Church is genuine. The lack of proof doesn't stop him from coming up with a very elaborate theory involving the Ethipoians someday bringing the Ark to Jerusalem as a gift for the returned Christ. This second story earns two stars.
Relic Quest is work taking a look at, but keep in mind that it's an adventure story, not the research of a biblical scholar.
What is good about this book, is that it comes across as a sincere re-telling and it is written with a Christian point-of-view that is correlated with scripture. I think Mr. Cornuke's conclusion at the end of the Ark section is very profound and exciting to consider. This interpretation alone made this book a worthwhile purchase for me.
Overall, it's an easy read and a quick introduction into the ark mystery, but falls a bit short of an exhaustively researched masterwork.
He present his research first. He shows why the belief that the Ark is lost is rubbish and why the currently believed Mt. Sinai could not possibly be the real one. Admittedly, it's interesting but not 100% convincing. But that's why he's on his quest. He wants to validate or invalidate his research.
So off you'll go through a grand reading adventure into the protected lands of Saudi Arabia and Ethiopia. And an interesting adventure it is. What he finds is still not 100% convincing, but it's enough to whet your appetite for more research.
"Relic Quest" follows Cornuke to Saudi Arabia in search of Mount Sinai. Not only does Cornuke use scripture to dispel the traditional Mount Sinai site in Egypt, he uses Moses' own description of the mountain in Exodus to back up his theory that Jabal-Al-Lawz, a Saudi mountain, IS in fact the real Mount Sinai. Cornuke presents all of his evidence clearly in the form of his true-life adventure in Arabia and makes a point of telling his readers to look at the evidence and decide for themselves. The book also includes several pages of pictures, including one of a four-story boulder split down the middle with signs of water erosion all around it(ring a bell?). This, among other things has me thinking that Cornuke has indeed found Mt. Sinai!
The second half of "Relic Quest" deals with Cornuke's search for the Ark of the Covenant. Although this second story is not nearly as compelling as the Sinai story, Cornuke does try to be as thorough as he can in his search. This part if the book takes place in Ethiopia, where locals believe the Ark is in a small monastery guarded by lone priest. Cornuke's search turns up no new evidence, but he does come to believe that the Ark IS in Ethiopia.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This exciting book should be turned into a movie! I mostly hate reading but i couldn't put this one down.
This book helps bring the realism of the Bible archeology to life.
This book is everything that I anticipated it to be, and more. It really is a page turner and hard to put down. Read morePublished on May 28, 2012 by pixie
This book will be of special interest to Christians, but will be a good read for anyone. Bob Cornuke has an easy-to-read style of writing, and this one is a real page turner. Read morePublished on December 10, 2010 by Ken The Ham
This book is AWESOME! I literally couldn't put it down and have told everyone about it. I'm glad to finally know where the "Ark of the Covenant" rests. Read morePublished on June 27, 2007 by RLG