Blood, Holy Grail by Richard Leigh
is the paperback edition. The hardcover
is also available.
extraordinary conclusions about the lineage
of Christ, based upon documents uncovered by
Is the traditional, accepted view of the life
of Christ in some way incomplete?
Is it possible Christ did not die on the cross?
• Is it possible Jesus was married, a
father, and that his bloodline still exists?
• Is it possible that parchments found
in the South of France a century ago reveal
one of the best-kept secrets of Christendom?
• Is it possible that these parchments
contain the very heart of the mystery of the
to the authors of this extraordinarily provocative,
meticulously researched book, not only are these
things possible — they are probably true!
so revolutionary, so original, so convincing,
that the most faithful Christians will be moved;
here is the book that has sparked worldwide
to seriously challenge many traditional
Christian beliefs, if not alter them."
— Los Angeles Times Book Review
Chariots of the Gods?...the plot has all
the elements of an international thriller."
Michael Baigent, Henry Lincoln, and Richard
Leigh, authors of The Messianic Legacy,
spent over 10 years on their own kind
of quest for the Holy Grail, into the
secretive history of early France. What
they found, researched with the tenacity
and attention to detail that befits any
great quest, is a tangled and intricate
story of politics and faith that reads
like a mystery novel. It is the story
of the Knights Templar, and a behind-the-scenes
society called the Prieure de Sion, and
its involvement in reinstating descendants
of the Merovingian bloodline into political
power. Why? The authors of Holy Blood,
Holy Grail assert that their explorations
into early history ultimately reveal that
Jesus may not have died on the cross,
but lived to marry and father children
whose bloodline continues today. The authors'
point here is not to compromise or to
demean Jesus, but to offer another, more
complete perspective of Jesus as God's
incarnation in man. The power of this
secret, which has been carefully guarded
for hundreds of years, has sparked much
controversy. For all the sensationalism
and hoopla surrounding Holy Blood, Holy
Grail and the alternate history that it
outlines, the authors are careful to keep
their perspective and sense of skepticism
alive in its pages, explaining carefully
and clearly how they came to draw such
combustible conclusions. --Jodie Buller