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'There are no secrets in Iraq, my dear Colonel. There are only stories that don't get told.'
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Praise for St. Peter's Bones
“Kenneth Timmerman has wrought a wildly inventive and highly gripping thriller that encompasses the secret and long-hidden origins of Islam, the tomb of St. Peter in Rome (or is it in Rome?), the embattled Iraqi Christian community, and the scope and magnitude of today's jihad against the West. Although the story is fiction, the imaginative reconstruction of the birth of Islam in St. Peter's Bones is based on painstaking research into the earliest available sources on that momentous event, and reveals a great deal about Islamic attitudes that inform Muslim societies, laws, and communities in the West to this day. 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 and author of the New York Times bestsellers The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (and the Crusades) and The Truth About Muhammad.
|“This is a book no
major New York publisher had the courage to print. You owe
it to yourself to read it and to defend your freedom by
—David Horowitz, Founder, David Horowitz Freedom Center
|“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)
|“This novel sheds light on one of the most
overlooked foreign policy catastrophes of our times
-- the flight of Iraq’s ancient Christian community
under siege from al Qaeda and other extremists…Ken
Timmerman’s riveting tale is a story in urgent need of
—Nina Shea, Commissioner, US Commission on International Religious Freedom“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.”
—The Rev. Keith Roderick, D.D., Secretary General, Coalition for the Defense of Human Rights“The persecution of Christians throughout the Middle East and Muslim world is one of the most important stories that have been ignored throughout the conflict in the region, and it’s embarrassing that we’re not talking more about it. St. Peter’s Bones provides a compelling insight into their current and historical struggles and ordeals. We need to get Americans and the U.S. government actively focusing on how we can help endangered Christians and Jews to survive.”
—Congressman Pete Hoekstra (R-MI)
|"This book is artful and
rewarding. ... As a long-time investigator whose special
beat is the Middle East, Timmerman has vast personal
experience to draw on to capture the details of daily life
in Iraq. And, as a novelist, Timmerman weaves in elements of
fable, communicating an even deeper sense of the challenges,
traditions, and identity of Iraqi Christians."
—Susan Freis Falknor, writing at the BlueRidge Forum
|"Timmerman’s St. Peters Bones is a
gripping story about the possible extinction of the ancient
Assyrian Chaldean Christian minority in Iraq caught between
Kurdish and Sunni Arab sectarian conflicts on the biblical
Plains of Nineveh... Timmerman displays in these climactic
scenes a thorough knowledge of military hardware and
tactics, along with an appreciation of the internal
conflicts in US intelligence echelons in the region, no
doubt, gleaned from his actual experiences on the ground as
a journalist in Middle East war zones."
—Jerome Gordon, writing in the New English Review
|"Ken is an author of
considerable note, and one that does his
research. For any of you that have served in
Iraq, you'll immediately notice Ken 'gets it'. "
|"As a member of this
[Assyrian] nation I was astonished with the level of
Mr. Timmerman's knowledge about this nation and his
braveness to express their pain and struggle in their
homeland. I wish there were more writers and researchers
like Mr. Timmerman to fill the empty space of today's Silent
and Ignorant Media."
—Sargoun Issa, writing at Amazon.com
|"Ken Timmerman has created a
thriller with a vitally important message about Islamic
Jihad pogroms against the only reliable American allies in
Iraq - the ancient Assyrian Chaldean Christian community. It
is a powerful indictment of mainstream Christian
indifference to the plight of embattled Christian minorities
in the Middle East. Every Member of Congress should read
—Joseph Rambam "Yossi", writing at Amazon.com
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