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5 Things You Should Know About The Pilate Scroll


  1. It’s an action/adventure thrill ride! The action starts on page one and continues through to the end, with the strong female lead character, Kadie Jenkins. Early readers have compared it to an Indiana Jones-type adventure, National Treasure, or the Da Vinci Code. The adventure has a little bit of all those type elements mixed in. It spreads across the exotic backgrounds of Egypt, Istanbul, Israel, and Venice, Italy. Award-winning author, James R. Hannibal says it is “a story that lifts both the soul and the heart rate.” I do believe he’s right.
  1. It is historically sound. The premise of The Pilate Scroll is grounded in history, so those facts had to be accurate. They are blended into the story seamlessly, so it is a little difficult to tell where the truth ends, and fiction begins. It really is a lot of fun how the historical facts are integrated into the story. From the life of Pontius Pilate to the Emperor Constantine, there is a plethora of historical gems imbedded in the story. Ancient religions, cults, and puzzles sprinkled throughout add depth to the story.
  1. It is biblically sound. There is a good bit of scripture both referenced and used throughout The Pilate Scroll. It was important to me to ensure my inclusion of Bible related material was both accurate and relevant. I had an early draft read by several different pastors, deacons, and life-long church goers of different faiths, to ensure my story worked. It has a broad appeal that parents can read with their teenagers and have some interesting discussions about what is going on within the story.
  1. It is not a ‘preachy’ book. Faith is at the center of the story, as one might guess based upon the title, The Pilate Scroll. But it is blended in so that you don’t notice it’s there, until you do. The importance of that, is this book can be enjoyed by non-believers as well. And it’s not a story where the climax is someone becomes a Christian. There’s a lot more depth here. It’s a Christian Thriller that will have a mass appeal not seen since the Left Behind series. 

  1. One of the main characters is Down syndrome. I can’t remember when the idea of a character with Down syndrome came to me, but I knew it would be a sensitive issue. A high school friend’s son is Down syndrome, and my friend helped me from the outline stage through the final product. I also sent a manuscript to the National Down Syndrome Society, who were extremely helpful. As with most of my books, I know how I want to start, and I know how it ends, it’s how you get there where all the fun is made. Well, this character was vital to the ending, so I developed him in a manner that depicted him as a strong, independent character that is an important part of the story. It’s been said that way to identify a strong character is to the character from the story, and the story changes completely. That’s what happens with this character. The Pilate Scroll is a different book if he’s not in it.

About the Author

M.B. Lewis is an Amazon #1 International Bestselling Author, and his books have also been on the Bestseller lists on Barnes and Noble Nook and Kobo platforms. The author of the award-winning Jason Conrad Thriller series has been on numerous author panels at writer’s conferences such as Thrillerfest, The Louisiana Book Festival, The Pensacola Book and Writers Festival, and Killer Nashville.

A 25-year Air Force pilot, he has flown special operations combat missions in Bosnia, Iraq, and Afghanistan in the AC-130U Spooky Gunship. Michael is currently a pilot for a major U.S. airline.

A proud Christian active in his community, Michael has mentored college students on leadership development and team-building and is a facilitator for an international leadership training program. He has participated as a buddy for the Tim Tebow Foundation’s “Night to Shine” and in his church’s Military Ministry program. Michael has also teamed with the Air Commando Foundation, which supports Air Commando’s and their families’ unmet needs during critical times.

While his adventures have led to travels all around the world, Michael lives in Florida with his wife Kim.


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Book Description:

Author: Michael Lewis
Publisher: SATCOM Publishing
Pages: 354
Genre: Christian Thriller


A quest to save the world . . . a secret that could change it. Forever.

Kadie Jenkins is a survivor. Now part of an elite group of scholars and scientists, their mission is to stop an impending global terrorist threat. But when a colleague is murdered in Egypt, Kadie finds herself pitted against a foe more terrifying than the one they were trying to stop. Teaming up with a renegade pilot and her younger brother, they find themselves in a race against time, greed, and certain death. Can they uncover a 2000-year-old legend to save themselves and possibly the rest of the world?


“WARNING: Sleep deprivation likely. This Christian thriller is a page-turner; more like a page burner. Think Indiana Jones meets God’s Not Dead! M.B. Lewis decided to “take a risk” and write a Christian thriller and he has hit a walk-off homerun with The Pilate Scroll. From the opening page, you’re captivated by the action, intensity and intrigue, and especially the emotional connections, good and bad, among the characters. Along the way, the gospel of Jesus Christ is wonderfully-woven into the story, without being preachy but also theologically-sound. The “fictional historical” and the factual references throughout the book are so well presented it’s hard to determine which is which. It’ll have you doing extra research! Mike has written a gem. I can’t wait to see this on the big screen; it is worthy of being made into a movie. “

– David Jeffers is the Amazon Best-Selling Author of Man Up! What the Bible Says About Being A Man, Losing Evangelicals: How Christians Are Leaving Jesusland, and the Eavesdropping on God devotional series. David has appeared on Dr. James Dobson’s Family Talk, Christian Television Network’s Homekeepers with Arthelene Rippy, and numerous radio interviews.

“If you took The Da Vinci Code and tossed it toward Raiders of the Lost Ark, you’d have this book! The Pilate Scroll is an exciting adventure from the very first page. It has everything—a strong heroine, a sweet younger brother, a true hero, and pesky villains who show up and wreak havoc. But it also has a strong faith thread that brings it all together. Katie, Brian and Duke are forced to search for a possible declaration from Pontius Pilate that could change history. I won’t give away the details, but it sure touched me! I highly recommend this book!”

– Lenora Worth, New York Times Best-Selling Author

“World-altering stakes meet sacrificial love in a story that lifts both the soul and the heart rate. M.B. Lewis handles a tough subject with sensitivity and grace while keeping the pages flying with realism only a been-there-done-that combat veteran can offer.” 

– James R. Hannibal, Award-Winning Author of The Gryphon Heist

“The many years that the author, Michael Lewis, has spent as a military and civilian pilot, flying internationally into fascinating cities and cultures all over the world, properly prepared him to write such an action-packed novel as The Pilate Scroll. If you love drama, mystery, and surprise, you will love this new book.  Amid all of the normal things that you would anticipate from this excellent author who is continuing to grow in popularity, Lewis adds a new spiritual dimension to this book. In sharing the drama of a team on a passionate mission, Lewis weaves into the story a spiritual dimension that is filled with the author’s excellent knowledge of the Bible, his deep understandings of the teachings of Jesus Christ, and the virtues of Christianity found in forgiveness, redemption, transformation, and healing. He also exhibits a deep knowledge of the sacred sites so familiar in the life of Jesus, as well as keen insights regarding the teachings of church fathers through the centuries.”   

– Dr. Karl K. Stegall, Pastor Emeritus
First United Methodist Church
Montgomery, Alabama

“Lewis courageously steps away from the mainstream to answer a higher call to deliver this epic Christian thriller. Well done!”

– Gary Westfal, Life Coach and Best-Selling Author, Goal Mind

“The Pilate Scroll is an emotional rollercoaster that includes everything; from good guys with hyper-spiritual awareness and faith to bad guys with questionable ethics or lack thereof… and the perfect combination of action and moments that pull at your heartstrings. Indiana Jonesmeets Ted Dekker in this fun, realistic portrayal of a tale that, if it were true – the world might be better off not knowing it ever happened. But the best part is, the author leaves that for the reader to decide. Without ruining the ending, let me just say there haven’t been many action novels that moved me to tears. This one did. God bless those that read it. And the author that wrote it. A highly recommended novel for believers and nonbelievers alike.”

– Jason E. Fort is the creator and author of Fortress Books 

“M.B. Lewis has created a heart-stopping suspense novel with faith at the heart of its main character, Kadie. The plot is original and genuinely intriguing, and so are the characters, especially Kadie, who is strong yet vulnerable. I like the way Lewis has crafted this character to be flawed and relatable, not a super-Christian without problems. This woman hasn’t felt her faith in a long time, but the events that occur in her life shake her. As you read, you feel for her vulnerable position, and really become invested in the mystery and intrigue crafted by the author. I also like the relationship between Kadie and her special-needs younger brother, Brian. You don’t have to be a Christian to enjoy this story of forgiveness and healing, but it is brimming with biblical themes and knee-deep in history and culture. The Pilate Scroll by M.B. Lewis is a must-read for those craving a top-tier faith-based suspense novel. Fans of Dan Brown will love this book.”

-Tammy Ruggles – Readers’ Favorite


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