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by Kenneth R. Timmerman

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Author: Kenneth R. Timmerman
ISBN: 0979722918
ISBN13: 978-0979722912
Language: English
Publisher: Cassiopeia Press (January 17, 2011)
Pages: 294
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It provides insight into how Christians wrestle with their place in Iraq.

It provides insight into how Christians wrestle with their place in Iraq. One of his characters, Burhan Salahuddin, an Islamist but a potential ally of Christians, observes that, "There are no secrets in Iraq. There are only stories that don't get told. In his recently published book "St. Peter's Bones", Mr. Timmerman has shown the process of a silent massacre of the world's most ancient and forgotten nation, The Assyrians, who have survived many Genocides and Massacres.

The time is 846 AD. Rome is under siege. The time is 846 AD. Before the Saracen armies sack the Vatican, Pope Leo IV calls on a sect of trusted warrior monks to evacuate from his palace the most sacred of holy relics, the bones of St. Peter, the "rock" on whom Christ said his church would be built.

Kenneth Timmerman talked about his historical novel St Peter’s Bones (Cassiopeia Press, 2011). It tells the story of Christians persecuted in Iraq. He was interviewed at the Conservative Political Action Conference held February 10-12, 2011, at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel. Your purchase helps support C-SPAN.

Kenneth R. Timmerman (born November 4, 1953) is a political writer and conservative activist who was the 2012 Republican nominee for . Representative for the newly redrawn Maryland's 8th congressional district, facing the incumbent Chris Van. Representative for the newly redrawn Maryland's 8th congressional district, facing the incumbent Chris Van Hollen, a Democrat. Timmerman lost to Van Hollen, 33% to 63%. In 2000, Timmerman was a candidate for the Republican nomination for . Senator from Maryland

Kenneth R Timmerman is a nationally recognized investigative reporter and war correspondent who was . He is also a witness to the persecuted church, and has published a book about the Christians of Iraq, St. Peter’s Bones, based on recent trips to Mosul and Amman, Jordan.

Kenneth R Timmerman is a nationally recognized investigative reporter and war correspondent who was nominated for the Nobel Peace prize in 2006. For the past thirty years, Ken has covered both sides of the Arab-Israeli conflict, interviewing radical imams and would-be suicide bombers in Gaza, while reporting on the plight of Israeli citizens during the Hezbollah missile attacks of the 2006 war. Timmerman is the New York Times bestselling author of Shadow Warriors, Countdown to Crisis, Preachers of Hate, and Death Lobby. He has written for USA Today, Time, Newsmax, the Wall Street Journal, the American Spectator, and the New York Times. He lives in Maryland with his family.

Tell us if something is incorrect. We aim to show you accurate product information. Manufacturers, suppliers and others provide what you see here, and we have not verified it. See our disclaimer. Special Forces operator Danny Wilkens discovers pages of a mysterious text-a text that tells the story of a legendary Christian monk who is said to have dictated portions of the Koran to the Prophet Mohammad in an effort to spread the Gospel into Arabia.

Author Kenneth R. Timmerman.

2011 Christian Small Publisher Book of the Year Award Winner A NOVEL OF THE PERSECUTED CHURCH IN IRAQ...

The time is 846 AD. Rome is under siege. Before the Saracen armies sack the Vatican, Pope Leo IV calls on a sect of trusted warrior monks to evacuate from his palace the most sacred of holy relics, the bones of St. Peter, the "rock" on whom Christ said his church would be built. Now the secret has fallen into the hands of a radical Muslim insurgent group in modern-day Iraq, who plot to wipe out the monastery where for centuries the sacred relics have been stored, along with dark secrets from the earliest days of Islam.

U.S. Special Forces operator Danny Wilkens is back, this time chasing Muslim insurgents in Iraq and a corrupt former CIA officer who is secretly in league with them. When Wilkens discovers pages of a mysterious text during the take down of an insurgent cell, he thinks it's some kind of code. But soon his Iraqi Christian translator, Yohannes ("Johnny") Yohanna enlightens him: the text is written in Aramaic, the language of Jesus. And it tells the story of a legendary Christian monk who is said to have dictated portions of the Koran to the Prophet Mohammad in an effort to spread the Gospel into Arabia.

"Kenneth Timmerman has wrought a wildly inventive and highly gripping thriller that encompasses the secret and long-hidden origins of Islam… That makes St. Peter's Bones more than just a great novel, although it is assuredly that as well: it is also an enlightening insight into today's increasingly conflict-ridden relationship between Islam and the Judeo-Christian/post-Christian West." – Robert Spencer, editor of JihadWatch, author of the New York Times bestsellers The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (and the Crusades) and The Truth About Muhammad.

"Timmerman's taboo-breaking thriller portrays authentically the politics and passions fueling the deadly persecution of Iraq's ancient Christian community: an unintended but ruinous by-product of Operation Iraqi Freedom. It's a powerful book America's political leadership on both the left and the right would prefer you not to read." -Dr. John Eibner, CEO, Christian Solidarity International (CSI-USA)

"Ken Timmerman's riveting tale is a story in urgent need of telling." -Nina Shea, Commissioner, US Commission on International Religious Freedom

Based on fact-finding missions by the author in Iraq and Jordan, as well as extensive historical research into the origins of Islam through original texts, St. Peter's Bones tells the story of Iraq's beleaguered Christian community through the joys and fears of one family, while exploring the ambiguities of America's continued presence in that country as deepening tensions between Kurds and Arabs that risk plunging Iraq into another civil war.

Comments to eBook St. Peter's Bones
Mogelv
Just as a story, the book is exciting and engaging, so you can hardly stop reading to find out what happens next. You can really relate to the characters as if they were real people, going through real-life struggles to survive and prevail in the aftermath of Saddam Hussein's brutal dictatorship. The author, Ken Timmerman, does more with this novel, however, by bringing in his own personal experiences in the region. This gives the whole story an authenticity to these characters, so you really get a feel of the people and culture of northern Iraq where the story mostly takes place.

As a recent visitor to norther Iraq, I could readily identify with the scenes and people he described. All this is beautifully woven into the story in a logical, natural manner. So, in reading the book, you don't even realize you are also learning important issues about the dramatic interplay of Abrabic and Kurdish (and Christian!) ethnic groups taking place in the region today.

We all should know more about the middle east, to better understand for ourselves what is going on with people there, beyond what we read from newspaper headlines. This book makes the whole region come alive, even while the story is so well written that it deserves a read on this basis alone.
Akirg
I was a very disappointed in this book because of some suggested sexual encounter that I wasn't expecting and thought shouldn't have been in the book.
Venemarr
Great book. It was highly recommended by someone who works with the Iraqi Christian refugees now living in Jordan.
Xisyaco
St. Peter's Bones is an absorbing, gripping book that I simply could not put down. It is a riveting thriller, but it is much more than that. It has been extensivley researched by the author in Iraq and Jordan and through the author's own historical research, and sheds sunlight on one of the most ignored tales of our times- the flight of the Christian community in Iraq and the persecution of Christians and ther religious minorities throughout most of the Muslim and Arab world. This powerful book provides a unique insight into a highly overlooked problem that is occuring as we speak that has its roots in ancient times. Timmerman masterfully weaves together the ancient anticedents with contemporary issues, through the tale of one family, in this important and riveting read. I would highy recommend it to anyone.
Fonceiah
"Will there be a place for us in the new Iraq?" That is the question haunting Christians today. Since the liberation of Iraq, Christians (Assyrians/Chaldeans) have been targeted by Muslim extremists. Since 2003, one half of Christians have fled, been murdered or are internally displaced. In one Baghdad neighborhood, Anti-Christian violence was so intense from 2005 - 2007 that it forced nearly 20,000 families to leave their homes.

Many western readers are surprised that there is a sizeable Christian presence in the Middle East. U. S. policy makers distributing development and security funds continue to act as if there are only three players, Sunnis, Shiites, and Kurds. The Assyrians who are the indigenous ancient population of Iraq are treated as interlopers rather than stakeholders. They are the "inconvenient minority" in the eyes of those shaping Iraq policy.

In St. Peter's Bones, Kenneth Timmerman does more than share with us an intriguing mystery rooted deep in the lore of Assyrian history. It provides insight into how Christians wrestle with their place in Iraq. One of his characters, Burhan Salahuddin, an Islamist but a potential ally of Christians, observes that, "There are no secrets in Iraq......There are only stories that don't get told." One of the stories not told is of the burden that Christians in Iraq bear. On a daily basis they are torn between whether it is better to leave or to stay. The struggle to belong, for Iraq to be as much Assyrian as it any of the other three communities, is woven through the novel. Hope is the weight anchoring Christians to the future of Iraq.
Morad
"There are no secrets in Iraq, my dear Colonel. There are only stories that don't get told."

With St. Peter's Bones, novelist and journalist Kenneth Timmerman tells the sort of tale that rarely makes it to the radar screen of most American readers: a tale of anguish and heroism among Iraq's beleaguered Christian minority.

Named a recipient of the Reed Irvine Accuracy in Media Award, Timmerman sets his story in the tumultuous Iraq of right now - after the fall of Saddam Hussein, at a moment when the final withdrawal of U.S. troops is widely discussed, but not yet completed.

The setting of the novel spans the history of Syrian ("Nestorian") Christians back to the time of the apostles. It springs from questions such as:

What if, in 595 AD, a Nestorian monk named Bahira had composed a secret manuscript recounting his encounters with -- and his unsuccessful struggles to educate and make a Christian leader of -- a gifted, illiterate, seizure-afflicted young camel-caravan driver named Ubul Kassim, none other than the future Prophet Mohammed?

And, what if, around the year 846, when the Saracens (that is, Muslims) laid siege to Rome, the Pope had ordered Hormizd IV Abouna to carry St. Peter's remains to safety and to protect them through his descendants -- the bones ending up in the monastery of Mar Hormizd, in present day Kurdistan?

And, bringing the story up to the present moment, what if a young Syrian Christian "terp" (interpreter) named Yohannes Yohanna, working for U.S. forces, stumbles across these ancient mysteries and thereby becomes a target of the militant Baathist Abu Hassan, who would kill to prevent the release of documents illustrating Christian influence on the young Mohammed? (Read more at [...])
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