For 800 years it remained in darkness. Until now…

The Proof

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The Proof

Shrouded in mystery, a precious relic known as II Testamento, or The Proof, circulated among the early Christians for centuries. Before their deaths, its guardians hid it from their adversaries, leaving only a crude map of its location.

For centuries, it lay in darkness. Until now. Reports of its existence have resurfaced, inciting an ancient rivalry between a ruthless group that seeks to destroy it, and a secret association that lusts for its power.

Summoned to Siena by a grandfather he has never met, Gabriel Dolcini is thrust into a dark maze of danger. And into his divine destiny.


“I love this book. The Proof is an awesome read that weaves a story through modern and ancient times. Set in Italy, Cheryl Colwell does a masterful job of setting the scene. She described the settings so well, I could taste the food, smell the air and feel the tension as the story progressed. It really made me want to visit Italy someday.

As Gabriel Dolcini meets his grandfather for the first time and is pulled into family secrets, you are swept up in the story What is II Testamento and why would people !? ill to get their hands on it. By the end of the story you will wonder who the bad guys really are Definitely give this one a read. You won’t be sorry!

- T. Nighswonger • Author

“All that I can say is, “It’s already over?!?!?!” I could not put this book down from the time I started it. Too late last night! As for the storyline, it was absolutely gripping and amazing! I loved the suspense and the characters, and everything! You never knew who to trust. and those closest to the main characters turned out to be enemies while enemies became allies! The end was totally unpredicted and The Proof is full of plot twists that will keep you on the edge. As I read this, it kind of reminded me of The Spanish Civil War Trilogy by Tricia Goyer and the movie National Treasure, kind of the same storyline, kind of. Anyone who loves historical fiction dripping with suspense will love this book … “

- Rayleigh • Goodreads Reviewer

“The Proof did just about everything you could ever want a novel to do: Captivating characters who you came to care about and want to know more about; scene development that was so clear you could almost reach out and touch the walls; adventure (even including swords), that kept the pages turning as fast as possible; plot turns and twists that were surprising, yet believable; historic and geographic settings that were like travelogs and time machines in their clarity; and gentle teachings about both truth and character. Did I leave anything out that you hope to find in adventure fiction?

Oh! The writing! In truth that is often the missing ingredient in otherwise delightful Christian writing. Actually, excellent writing is sometimes commonly missing in major best-sellers like Killing Jesus. Cheryl is a seriously good writer. Bill Oreilly talke note if you ever consider changing writing partners.

The boo!? is primarily set in Italy, but the adventures take place over 20 centuries as a religious relic is fought over by good guys and thugs. The relic is believed to possess supernatural power, not just monetary value, setting up the ongoing tension.

If you like mystery, suspense, adventure, and intrigue in historic settings, you can’t possibly go wrong with The Proof”

- R. Kirk • Author

”Adventure, suspense, danger, faith and secrets all blend effortlessly into a riveting novel which still has me considering possible events.”

- Penny Savurbks • Book Reviewer