Book Details

Released: November 20, 2012

ISBN: 978-1-57799-519-7


Book Summary

Sci-fi meets historical fact in this thrilling novel by ancient-language scholar Michael Heiser.

Haunted by his parents’ death and his career failures, Dr. Brian Scott has begun to settle for the life he’s been given.

Until he’s kidnapped by military insiders known as The Group.

Disappearances. Visitations. Murder.

Brian and a team of world-class scholars are given a confidential mission: To prepare mankind for a new reality. They are here. But as the government’s involvement with extraterrestrials is revealed, strange things begin to happen. Something isn’t right. Unpeeling layer after layer of deception and counter-deception, Brian moves toward a shocking revelation that will forever alter how mankind sees itself.

Every document cited in The Façade actually exists.
Every ancient text discussed in The Façade is authentic.
Every historical figure referred to or quoted in The Façade is real.

About The Author

Michael S. Heiser is a scholar in the fields of biblical studies and the ancient Near East. He is a Scholar-in-Residence for Faithlife Corporation, the makers of Logos Bible Software, and he teaches biblical Hebrew and Greek online through his MEMRA Institute.


"Dr. Michael S. Heiser presents a compelling examination of a topic most Christian theologians avoid—the UFO phenomenon—and he does it inside the framework of an exciting story. As the plot unfolds, the reader is treated to a primer on the history of UFOs, cattle mutilation, Operation Paperclip, underground bases, black budget projects, and—best of all—a Christian interpretation of the whole phenomenon. At the end of The Façade (besides a strong desire for a sequel), Christian readers are left with the understanding that UFOs are no threat to their worldview."

- Derek Gilbert, author, The God Conspiracy; co-host, P.I.D. Radio; and host, A View From the Bunker

"Mike Heiser is one of the few genuine theological scholars who are thinking seriously about the UFO phenomenon. This novel shows both his incredible creativity and his brilliant scholarly mind. For a genuine theological analysis of the strange experiences with apparent space aliens, one can do no better than this book. It is insightful, carefully written, and wonderfully entertaining all in one. I highly recommend it."

- Samuel Lamerson, PhD, Knox Seminary

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