Publisher: Harper One
Have you ever wanted to know the mystery surrounding the lost Ark of the Covenant? Then this book should suit you. Tudor Parfitt, who has written widely on the history of the Jews of Africa and Asia, has now produced this fascinating book.
Parfitt’s studies are interesting- especially the way in which he links clues together. He writes such an absorbing narrative and meets some very peculiar people from all walks of life on his quest of discovery.
The first chapter brings you full tilt into the reality of the book “It was a time of drought. In 1987 my home was a grass hut in a dried-out tribal area of central Zimbabwe in southern Africa, completely cut off from the outside world.” As I read these words I think I was more or less captivated.
We move swiftly through his adventure and learn more. According to the biblical account, the ark was said to be built at the command of God. Not sure who will believe this? Maybe Christians might but I suppose it all depends on your own religion as to whether or not to take this seriously. For me I found it hard to believe - does God even exist? There is not enough to convert me.
Parfitt’s book also states when the Babylonians destroyed Jerusalem, this ark entered the domain of legend. This book is packed with ideas on this and opinions from the different people Parfitt meets.
To write this book has taken a painstaking long-time which you can appreciate if you read it. The inside leaf is illustrated with a map of Zambia, Sudan, Kenya and other much talked of countries.
Parfitt is certainly a man who takes his opinions seriously and has many heated debates with the tribal people and others throughout. He is also witness to strange tribal ceremonies that take place and will keep the reader intrigued I have no doubt.
I came across a selection of photographs that are included from Parfitt’s twenty-year quest. A wonderful photograph of Islam’s finest building, The Dome of the Rock, that is featured and portrayed beautifully. Also we have some snaps of the tribal people and a group of Lemba women who are traditional drummers.
A shot of the ruined castle of the Mukhtar of Senna in Yemen, is to be found. I think everyone will enjoy looking through these wonderful photographs that illustrate the authors adventure so well. A personal favourite of mine that captures the snake-infested lagoon of the Fly Estuary, features the author wading through the marsh lands with a stick by his side as he tries to locate the Ark. “And would I survive the snakes?” Parfitt asks, read on and find out.
A wonderful account of two decades of thorough research by acclaimed adventurer, Tudor Parfitt. Prepare to be amazed!
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The above review was contributed by: Jessica Roberts: Jessica is a book reviewer for a local newspaper and has reviewed for a national women's magazine too. She has had various articles published in magazines and has now completed her novel. Jessica currently lives in West Yorkshire and enjoys walking in the dales and woodlands as part of her hobby as well as, of course, reviewing books. To read more of Jessica's reviews CLICK HERE