Item description for Ark Fever: The True Story of One Man's Search for Noah's Ark by Robert Cornuke & Kevin King...
Overview A former SWAT police officer is on a relentless quest for the remains of Noah's Ark in this real-life adventure.
Publishers Description Bob Cornuke is a real-life Indiana Jones, searching for evidence of biblical events and artifacts. In this book, he tells the story of his search for the remains of Noah's ark. Using investigative skills learned during his years as a police officer, Bob investigates all the clues, from ancient Scriptures to modern-day eyewitness accounts. His quest to learn the truth about Noah's ark leads him from his safe home in the foothills of Colorado to the dangerous mountain ranges in Turkey and Iran. Follow Bob as he risks his life climbing icy peaks, dodging bullets, evading capture, and much more. As you follow the trail of tantalizing clues to the place where Noah's ark may lie, you just might catch "ark fever" too
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Format: Audiobook, CD, Unabridged
Studio: Oasis Audio
Running Time: 360.00 minutes
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 5.08" Width: 5.74" Height: 0.98" Weight: 0.46 lbs.
Release Date Oct 1, 2005
Publisher Oasis Audio
ISBN 1598590227 ISBN13 9781598590227
Availability 0 units.
More About Robert Cornuke & Kevin King
Robert Cornuke is the author of several books and an internationally recognized expert on biblical history and archaeological investigation. He has appeared on the History Channel, National Geographic Television, CBS, MSNBC, CBN, Fox, and TBN s "Ripley s Believe It or Not." Alton Gansky is the author of twenty novels and six nonfiction works. Previously a firefighter and an architect, he has spent twenty-two years in pulpit ministry."
Robert Cornuke currently resides in Colorado Springs, in the state of Colorado. Robert Cornuke was born in 1951.
Reviews - What do customers think about Ark Fever?
Well-named book: Ark Fever really is a disease! Aug 16, 2008
I just finished listening to the audio version of this book. Cornuke has climbed Turkey's Mt. Ararat numerous times, but finally decided that the biblical "mountains of Ararat" were more likely to be in present-day Iran.
Admittedly, Cornuke's adventure stories are often interesting, but the whole premise of his search is flawed. There is nothing in the Bible to indicate that Noah's ark still exists; no biblical prophecy that the ark will ever be found. Think about it. Doesn't it make more sense that the ark would have been recycled to other uses by the post-diluvian settlers? Wouldn't there have been a shortage of worked lumber after the flood, making the ark's wood extremely useful to the flood's eight human survivors? If the ark was still on Turkey's Mt. Ararat (Agri Dagi), wouldn't one of the numerous expeditions have found it by now? The mountain seems pretty-well searched at this point. (To his credit, Cornuke eventually realized that the Ark wasn't necessarily on Turkey's Mt. Ararat, and expanded his search to Iran.)
I have no reason to doubt Cornuke's Christian bona fides, but, frankly, the end of this book was off-putting to me. Cornuke writes as though the rock formation he found in Iran on Mt. Suleiman is certainly what Ed Davis saw and thought was the ark back in WWII, but, of course, Cornuke cannot possibly prove that.
He also writes as though the rock formation on Mt. Suleiman is probably petrified wood. Now, a couple of years ago I saw his photos, posted on the Internet, and the rocks have features that bear a superficial resemblance to wook grain, but there are other geological explanations for that, such as as "foliation" caused by folding and metamorphism. Moreover, unlike Mt. Ararat, Mt. Suleiman is not a volcanic mountain that would produce the chemicals necessary to petrify wood, so it would be anomalous to find petrified wood there. The only way to tell for certain is to examine the speciman under a microscope to look for cell structures that will be present in petrified wood, but not in plain rock. So all Cornuke needed to do was to brink back a sample of the rock. But he didn't do it.
He didn't do it, he claims, because he feared being arrested. But this claim is truly remarkable, because the previous 200 pages of the book describe Cornuke's countless illegal actions. Most of his expeditions were without official permits; he spent literally thousands of dollars bribing the Turkish Military and the Kurdish PKK guerillas who control the higher altitude areas around Ararat. He walked around with $30,000.00 in cash under the insoles of his boots, for purposes of doling out bribes. Even in Iran, he went to places that he did not have permission to go, and hiked up mountains he didn't have permission to climb. Now, at the end, when he claims to have found the petrified wood of Noah's Ark, he expects us to believe he would not bring out a piece of rock for fear of getting arrested? Come on.
I'm afraid that, deep down, Cornuke knew he didn't find anything remotely like Noah's Ark, and that bringing back specimens would prove beyond any doubt that all he found was an interesting rock outcrop. And I think Cornuke wanted to keep alive the notion that he found Noah's Ark, for purposes of selling his books, raising money for his BASE institute, making the lecture circuit, etc. This is tawdry, and doesn't reach the high standard to which Christians are called.
A Fun Adventure Nov 17, 2007
Like a movie that is thin on plot yet keeps you on the edge of your seat, this book keeps you turning the page to see how the author will survive his next adventure. For those looking for proof of the ark in Iran the book will not satisfy. But for those wanting to learn what a real life Indiana Jones story is like, this is the book for you.
Interesting, but not worth 225 pages. Aug 6, 2006
Bottom line, the subject matter is very interesting, and Bob Cornuke's role in the quest for the Ark is worth reading about, but this book should have been 25 pages, not 225.
Unless you're truly interested in an adventure story about every detail of every expedition, you'll agree. It's like he, when writing the book, struggled to come up with things to say to make the book long enough. I would not recommend the book; I'd recommend that someone who's interested visit the Web site for 20 minutes and call it good.
Some will mock, some will not care and other's will rejoice. May 3, 2006
Ark Fever by Robert Cornuke is a very good and exciting read. Cornuke a retired detective, went on to become a real life Indiana Jones. Who went all over the world searching for Biblical relics, such as the Ark of the Covenant, the Ship Wreak of Paul, Noah's Ark and many others. This book Ark fever is about His search for Noah's Ark, as well as the why people search. It involves dangerous Mountain Climbing in Dangerous CONDITIONS IN dangerous COUNTREYS (IRAN AND TURKEY). This is a guy's book (action packed) for sure, and I think, anyone would like it. tales of near falls and falls, terrorists to avoid, Hostel Government's and secret Police. The book is very well written, being a former detective Cornuke is very detail oriented, the book will grip you and not let you go, I think I have Ark fever now. Should I give away the end, does cornuke find the Ark? Let's just say; some will mock, some will not care and other will rejoice.
Must Read May 2, 2006
I usually don't read a book through in one night but did this book. Cornuke does a great job writing of his adventures to find Noah's Ark. His fortitude and commitment were commendable and rewarding. I hope there is a follow up to what he has discovered. Cornuke also gives an inspired insight into salvation. This is a must read.