A.L. Shields Releases 'The Church Builder'

Praise for The Church Builder:

"The Church Builder is a roller-coaster ride of plot twists and surprises, written with awe-inspiring skill."
- Terri Blackstock, New York Times Best-selling author of Intervention and Truth Stained Lies

"Serpents. Sin . . . and Redemption. The Church Builder has it all. I love this book. Bethany is my kind of superhero: smart, compassionate, and oh so wise."
- Lis Wiehl, New York Times best-selling author and FOX News Legal Analyst

"Outstanding. Riveting and disturbing in equal measure. The Church Builder illuminates the battle between church and those that wish to crush it with gripping force. Highly recommended."
- Davis Bunn, best-selling author of The Book of Hours

"Don't miss this provocative tale by a craftsman at the top of his game. Besides being riveted and entertained, you will be challenged by The Church Builder to think in new ways."
- Jerry B. Jenkins, novelist & biographer. Owner, Christian Writers Guild

The Story

In his recent New York Times essay "Has Fiction Lost Its Faith?" author Paul Elie writes: "Where has the novel of belief gone?" A.L. Shields's The Church Builder is the novel that Elie and many others have been waiting for.

In The Church Builder, A.L. Shields has written a complex thriller that entertains and enlightens. The Church Builder is the fast-paced story of a young attorney named Bethany Barclay, and the seething, underground religious war she is drawn into while searching for answers about her best friend's death. The Church Builder draws upon elements of the classic thriller that will be familiar to fans of Dan Brown and James Rollins-secret societies, hidden codes, deathbed whispers, unexpected treachery-to create a high-stakes game of cat and mouse that blazes through the American heartland. This is a world in which nothing is as it seems and where there is no safe place to hide.

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