Saturday, September 14, 2013

Audiobook Review of Discovering the City of Sodom by Dr. Stephen Collins and Dr. Laatyne C. Scott

Discovering the City of Sodom
Discovering the City of Sodom by Dr. Stephen Collins and Dr. Latayne C. Scott
Read by Sean Runnette

The fascinating, true account of the quest for one of the Old Testament’s most infamous cities.

Like many modern-day Christians, Dr. Steven Collins struggled with what seemed to be a clash between his belief in the Bible and the research regarding ancient history—a crisis of faith that inspired him to put both his education and the Bible to the test by embarking on an expedition that has led to one of the most exciting finds in recent archaeology.

Recounting Dr. Collins’s quest for Sodom in absorbing detail, this adventure-cum-memoir reflects the tensions that define Biblical archaeology as it narrates a tale of discovery. The book follows Dr. Collins as he tracks down Biblical, archaeological, and geological clues to the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, narrowing down the list of possible sites as he weighs evidence and battles skeptics. Finally, he arrives at a single location that looms as the only option: a massive site called Tall el-Hammam in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.

Challenging the assumptions of academics around the world, Discovering the City of Sodom may well inspire a revision of the history books. Dr. Collins has become a new voice in the controversy over using the Bible as a credible source of understanding the past—and opened a new chapter in the struggle over the soul of Biblical archaeology.

My Take:  This was a very interesting book.  I thought that it would be interesting in learning how they go about determining whether or not something could be a particular place or not.  I did need to look up a few things as there were quite a few technical terminology.  They kept refering to shurds and I thought that the narrator was just saying shards incorrectly but shurds was the correct word.  I thought that it was interesting in learning about the area that was being explored and I liked leraning how they went about exploring the various places and going by Biblical evidence and physical evidence seeing where Sodom could have quite possible be.

The narrator did a good job with the terminology and he did his best to make the book interesting although there were times that the combination of his voice and the subject material made it a bit hard not have your mind wonder.

I would recommend this book to anyone who is interested in Biblical Archeology or have ever been curious about Sodom.

I received a review copy of this book in exchange for my honest review from Christian Audio.



1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for the review! I agree with you that the narrator did a super job! Even though I wrote the book I thoroughly enjoyed the audio version.


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