The Bell Messenger

Recorded Books

Narrated by Henry Strozier

10 hr 15 min

Adventurer and author Robert Cornuke delivers an archaeological thriller that crosses the globe and spans two centuries. With these hopeful words, a dying Confederate lad bequeaths his Bible to the Union soldier who just shot him: "Be God's messenger as I have been." And so begins the journey of Elijah Bell's cherished Bible as it travels the world, transforming hearts wherever it goes.
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Publisher
Recorded Books
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Published on
May 15, 2009
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Duration
10h 15m 0s
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ISBN
9781440718625
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Christian / Historical
Religion / Christianity / History
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Eligible for Family Library

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