Gilbert R. Lavoie, M.D., invites you on a fascinating adventure to examine the Shroud of Turin, juxtaposing his scientific findings with John's Gospel account of the death and resurrection of Jesus. This story of the life of Jesus comes alive through relatable, real-world scientific witnesses who explore whether the image on the shroud is the work of human hands, a natural phenomenon, or a supernatural event.
There are abundant photos that allow you to decide for yourself what the image and blood marks of this cloth reveal. As you explore the mystery of this shroud through the eyes of forensics and the lens of scripture, you will begin to discover the following, and much more:
- The reason why the shroud image isn't mentioned in the Gospels
- Significant studies that demonstrate why the shroud cannot be a painting
- Details that confirm that the man of the shroud was crucified
- How the shroud corroborates the Gospel accounts of the death, resurrection, and ascension of Jesus
Dr. Lavoie conducts his own studies to determine how blood transferred from a crucified body to cloth. He applies his experience in treating trauma patients and observing the appearance of corpses in autopsy rooms to unveil intriguing insights about the image and blood on the shroud. And he details other experts' hands-on observations of the shroud at microscopic, biological, and chemical levels and shows how they attest to its authenticity.
This book is a visual journey that opens the door to new insights into the Gospel of John. It is only through John's witness of the life of Jesus that we can come to a more complete appreciation of the Shroud of Jesus.