MANCHESTER, England, Aug. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Fans of the now-iconic novel The Da Vinci Code, by Dan Brown are discovering a new title that's rapidly gaining popularity among readers and book clubs: it's Forgotten Word by UK-based author Sam Jane Brown, who is now in the midst of penning her sophomore title.
"I don't think I really realized that this book would prove to be so deeply thought provoking; it's something that occurred spontaneously. But I think it's absolutely wonderful that Forgotten Word has spurred discussions and debates," Sam Jane Brown explained, adding, "I came up with the novel's concept and storyline during a year-long bible study. It was an experience that took me on a profound spiritual journey. So I believe that many of the concepts that I was considering and contemplating during that time found their way into my writing."
Brown is currently writing a second novel, which will pick up where Forgotten Word leaves off. She has yet to announce a title and release date.
Forgotten Word readers embark upon a suspense-filled journey into religion, the forces of good and evil and the impact on modern society. The novel follows international police investigator Zena McGrath. She's flown to the Vatican to investigate the death of a Catholic priest; the latest in a string of mysterious priest deaths.
Zena is unexpectedly thrust into a new reality, where evil is a very real and potent force – a force that's following her as she travels back to New York City to investigate yet another priest's sudden and mysterious death.
Suddenly, Satan worshipers, evil entities, dark forces and underground societies are no longer standing in the shadows; they're front and center on the world stage. This spurs a global revolution; an uprising. This evolves into movement that has thousands demanding a new world order – one that's free of religion and the pervasive evil forces that go hand-in-hand with religion.
In a quest to discover the true nature of these evil forces and religion, Zena makes her way to the Holy Land where she makes some very unexpected and game-changing discoveries. Readers can expect to encounter some unanticipated twists and turns right up until the end.
"It's really interesting to consider how our world would be different if we were to do away with religion. Religion has molded so many elements of our modern society; everything from our holidays, customs and traditions, to our calendar, to our language, our laws. Think of how many wars have been fought and continue through this very day, all centering around religion. Would it even be possible to do away with religion? It's so deeply engrained and embedded within our society; even non-religious people and atheists are impacted by religion," Brown said, adding, "And that says nothing of how the elimination of religion would impact individuals on a personal level. Religion plays such a major role in forming individuals' belief systems and it shapes the way they view themselves, the world and life in general. Moreover, faith provides people with a source of hope, especially when times get tough. If we were to do away with religious belief systems, how would we fill that gap."
The topics explored in Forgotten Word have made it especially popular among book clubs and reading groups, including church- and faith-based groups.
Forgotten Word is available on Amazon.com in paperback for $12.38 and in a Kindle e-book version for $3.50.
To learn more about author Sam Jane Brown, visit www.SamJaneBrown.com.
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