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Welcome to the Online Press Kit for The Lost Scrolls, A Jonathan Munro Adventure


About The Book

ISBN: 978-1-937844-90-5
Paperback: 356 pages
Size: 5.25 x 8
Release Date: July 1, 2012
Retail Price: $16.99

Distribution: Delphi Distribution
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When Dr. Jonathan Munro’s house is broken into, and his former best friend and colleague, archaeologist Stephen Kaufman, is knifed in the streets of Ankara, he is thrust into a world of international criminals who will stop at nothing to claim the priceless artifact Dr. Kaufman unearthed - a scroll revealing the location of the missing autographs of the New Testament.


But is it the find of the century, or a costly fraud?

As he flees with Isabel, Kaufman’s beguiling sister, Dr. Munro finds himself pursued by relentless mercenaries intent on seizing this incalculable treasure for themselves. Through some of Christianity’s most revered historical sites, he and Isabel must race to unravel the clues and find the autographs before they fall into the wrong hands.




About the Author

Michael J. Scott is the author of six novels, Eye of Darkness, Spilled Milk, The Copper Smith and two Jefferson's Road novels. "The Lost Scrolls" is his first novel with Ellechor Publishing House, and its sequel "The Elixir of Life" is slated to be published in 2013.

Michael is also a husband, father of three, preacher, teacher, poet and playwright. He graduated Cum Laude from Eastern Christian College in Bel Air, Maryland in 1992, and has served churches in Ohio, Indiana, and New York. He currently lives with his family outside of Rochester, New York.





Review Excerpts and Media Coverage

“Michael's writing is brilliant. The facts are not handed to us on a platter. We are shown just enough evidence at the right time to link events that later make sense. And just when things seem to be calming down enough to take a breath, or rest your eyes, there is another shadow in the dark waiting to take you somewhere else. Your mind is never left idle. Characters and locations are drawn in vivid detail, and we are transported through the action without thinking much about it. We are simply there.”
- Janet Dimond, February 2012,


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Author Q&A

Why would a reader seek out your book?
There aren’t a whole lot of Christian books for men, and I hope to help fill that niche. I want this book to attract the same kind of audience as the National Treasure movies, DaVinci Code, readers of James’ Rollins Sigma Force books, or even the Cotten Stone mysteries by Lynn Sholes and Joe Moore. The difference is that I’m revealing genuine facts within my story that support the Bible, rather than attack it or undermine it in any way.

What benefit will a reader likely experience from having read your book?
Aside from enjoying a good story, I hope to educate the reader as to the reliability of Scripture. So much has been called into question in fiction (which communicates information to a whole lot more people than non-fiction can), but the actual reliability and evidences for the New Testament is being ignored, downplayed, or worse yet, denied. Christianity isn’t simply true in a spiritual sense, it is factual and historical, as well.

What is your book’s key message?
The theme of The Lost Scrolls is integrity – whether it’s the integrity of the Church as a whole in sending someone after the autographs, the integrity of the Bible as it relates to manuscript reliability, or the integrity of the central characters. Will Jonathan sell himself out to possess the scrolls, or to win love? Will Isabel trade love for security or wealth? Will Demetri turn his back on his conversion to obey his religious leaders?
Most importantly, what does a man profit if he gains the whole world, and loses his soul (Matthew 16:26)? I hope, through this novel, to entice readers into asking these same questions. What is their integrity worth?

Why were you inspired to write this book?
Back in college, I remember wondering what had happened to the original manuscripts of the New Testament. Repeatedly I would see popular magazines around Christmas and Easter always calling the historicity of the Bible into question. It wasn’t until the blatant challenge of The DaVinci Code by Dan Brown that I started thinking how frustrating it was that there weren’t enough Christian archaeological suspense stories to counter its misinformation, and none that really addressed the issue of Biblical reliability.

What makes your work stand out from its competition?
As mentioned previously, The Lost Scrolls presents the truth claims of Scripture against the claims that the Bible is so ancient it must be unreliable. Moreover, it is a fun, engaging story that will keep the reader entertained and on the edge of their seat. The ending even took me by surprise, so I think it will surprise and satisfy the reader as well.



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