Praise for The Face of God

Paul Badde's The Face of God is an exciting, incredible detective story spanning twenty centuries. The suspect is nothing less than the greatest art treasure in the universe, but not made by human hands: the literal face of Jesus Christ.

Peter Kreeft, Professor of Philosophy, Boston College

The story of the Face of Christ reads like a detective story, an archeologist's journal, and an adventure tale that is — most thrilling of all — no mere fiction. The Face of Manopello may well prove to be of equal importance with the Shroud of Turin.

Michael D. O'Brien, Author, Father Elijah

The results are almost beyond our imagination.


Paul Badde takes his readers on an amazing pilgrimage not just to the beautiful mountain top town of Manoppello but across Italy to other cities that house some of the most treasured and venerated relics in the Catholic Church. Badde uses his solid journalistic skills to show the travels of these treasures over time and why they are worth our attention. Having been blessed to have seen the Veil as well as the Shroud of Turin, I came away with a deeper understanding of what they mean and what they offer believers and non-believers alike concerning Christ's sacrifice on the cross. I also was left with a feeling of sincere gratitude and an even greater love for my Catholic faith.

Teresa Tomeo, Author, Speaker, and Syndicated Catholic Talk Show Host

Paul Badde has written a gripping cultural thriller.

Der Spiegel

The Book

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Paul Badde, born in 1948, is a best-selling author and renowned journ- alist and historian. Since 2000 he has been an editor of the German newspaper Die Welt, first as the Jerusalem correspondent and now as the Vatican correspondent in Rome. He is also the author of Maria of Guadalupe: Shaper of History, Shaper of Hearts and The Heavenly City. Read more