The bulk of my reading tends to be non-fiction, but occasionally I do mix it up with a bit of fiction. My favorite fiction genre is what I’d call the biblical archaeology thriller. I first encountered this genre back in 1997 when I picked up a copy of A Skeleton in God’s Closet at the Concordia Seminary bookstore in St. Louis. This was my first encounter with Dr. Maier’s writing and truth be told I was hooked. Since then I’ve acquired pretty much everything he has written, both fiction and non-fiction. I’m presently making my way through my well-worn copy of the book for the fifth or sixth time.
If you would self identify as a Bible Geek who loves archaeology, biblical languages and the like, then the Skeleton series is for you. I appreciate the quality of Maier’s writing and his great attention to detail. Whether you’re a learned expert or just an armchair archaeologist/theologian (like me), you’ll find much to love here! There are currently three books in the Skeleton series and while each of them is a good read as a standalone book, I’d recommend reading them in chronological order.
If you enjoyed the Skeleton series, here are a few other books you may want to consider:
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