Order of Thaddeus

American God

Book 4

The Separation of Church and State. The Authentic Faith. Never More At Risk.

Ex-Ranger-turned-professor Silas Grey is at an all-time low. His career is in jeopardy, the woman he cares about is in the hospital, and there’s a presidential election tearing the country apart. So when a former classmate shows up with a mysterious medallion with ancient markings of conflicting origin, he knows trouble is on the horizon.

He also knows exactly whom to call: the ancient religious Order of Thaddeus, protector of the Christian faith stretching back two millennia. But when the election takes a remarkably dramatic turn, it becomes apparent that a dark menace threatens not only America, but also the Church. And the mystery medallion is revealed to be part of a more explosive conspiracy stretching back to the early decades of America’s founding.

Silas and the Order’s SEPIO operatives embark on a timely mission ripped from the headlines to protect the integrity of the authentic Church. Not only that, whether they succeed or fail will have national ramifications as the country straddles the knife-edge separation of Church and state. In a race against the election clock, will they succeed before that separation is breached and religious confusion floods the nation?

Leveraging the familiar elements of Dan Brown’s religious conspiracy and James Rollin’s special-ops suspense, informed by Steve Berry’s historical insights and Joel Rosenberg’s thrilling inspiration—emerging author J. A. Bouma delivers a gripping political thriller with the fourth book in the groundbreaking archaeological thriller series that will leave you holding your breath at every turn.

Join the fight for the very soul of the Church—and of America’s.

Best Selling Author

J. A. Bouma

J. A. Bouma is an emerging author of vintage faith fiction. As a former congressional staffer and pastor and bestselling author of over thirty religious fiction and nonfiction books, he blends a love for ideas and adventure, exploration and discovery, thrill and thought. With graduate degrees in Bible and theology, he writes within the tension of faith and doubt, spirituality and theology, Church and culture, belief and practice, modern and vintage forms of Church, and the gritty drama that is our collective pilgrim story.

He lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan, with his wife, son, and daughter, and their rambunctious boxer-pug-terrier Zoe.

Other Books in the Series

Holy Shroud

An ancient threat. A sacred relic. A belief that hangs in the balance.

The Thirteenth Apostle

What if the story of Jesus isn’t the one that happened?

Hidden Covenant

The Lost Ark is more than a Hollywood blockbuster.

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