Thursday, May 27, 2010 (Grand Rapids, MI)–Author Terry Brennan’s new novel The Sacred Cipher was just named a Silver Award Winner in the ForeWord Magazine 2009 Book of the Year Awards. The purpose of the awards program, according to their Web site, is "to bring increased attention to librarians and booksellers of the literary and graphic achievements of independent publishers and their authors." The winners were announced today at a special program at BookExpo America in New York City.

About The Sacred Cipher:
More historically and biblically accurate than The DaVinci Code and just as adventurous as an Indiana Jones movie, The Sacred Cipher combines action and mystery to draw readers into a world of ancient secrets and international escapades. When an ancient scroll appears in a secret room of the Bowery Mission in New York City, Tom Bohannon is both stunned and intrigued. The enigma of the scroll’s contents will send Bohannon and his team ricocheting around the world, drawing the heat of both Jewish and Muslim militaries, and bringing the Middle East to the brink of nuclear war in this heart-pounding adventure of historical proportions. The Sacred Cipher is a riveting, fact-based tale of mystery and suspense.

View The Sacred Cipher book trailer on YouTube.

Other finalists from Kregel Publications include:

To arrange interviews, book signings, articles, or other media events with Terry Brennan, or to request review copies of The Sacred Cipher, please contact Leslie Paladino by phone 616-430-0423 or e-mail (

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