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2.10.2015

Neeleman Authors Novel and Receives Rave Reviews

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Lane Powell Shareholder John Neeleman authored a novel titled “LOGOS: A Novel of Christianity’s Origin.” The book provides a fictional account of the birth of Christianity. The story is set amid the kaleidoscopic mingling of ancient cultures about a man who will become the anonymous author of the original Gospel. Neeleman received rave reviews for the book, including one from Kirkus, which is known as one of the oldest and toughest book-review journals.

“First-time author Neeleman has pulled off a staggeringly impressive feat: a rigorously researched historical novel that carries its scholarliness lightly and grips the reader with personal drama. . . . Neeleman depicts the ensuing drama with a powerful prose that evokes the spirit of the time without devolving into historically archaic vernacular. . . Despite its theological content, the story brims with sensual imagery. . . . a stirring account of a historically significant time and a deep comment on the nature of Scripture itself. . . . an extraordinary amalgam of fiction and fact.”

View the full review from Kirkus. Neeleman also received positive reviews from Publishers Weekly and Midwest Book Review.

Neeleman will be reading an excerpt from his novel and doing a book signing at the University Book Store in Seattle, on Wednesday, March 18, at 7 p.m. For more information, visit the event website. He will also make an appearance at the Eagle Harbor Bookstore in Bainbridge Island, Washington, at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 12.