The Facade: Special Edition

The Facade: Special Edition

Michael S. Heiser


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Book Details

Released: November 20, 2012

ISBN: 978-1-57799-519-7

Book Summary

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 “recruited,” that is.

Kidnapped by military insiders known as “The Group,” Brian joins a team of world-class scholars working on an above-top-secret initiative. Their mission? To prepare mankind for a new reality. “They” are here.

Among Brian’s fellow recruits are the beautiful yet hostile Dr. Melissa Kelley and the enigmatic Father Andrew Benedict, whose prophetic nature clashes with Brian’s paranoia. As the team is briefed on the government’s involvement with extraterrestrials, strange things begin to happen. Disappearances. Visitations. Murder. Something isn’t right.

The closer Brian and the team get to the truth, the more they realize that no one is safe, and no one can be trusted.

Unpeeling layer after layer of deception and counter-deception, Brian moves toward a shocking revelation that will forever alter how mankind sees itself.

Bonus Content includes:

  • Behind the Façade: A look into how and why Heiser wrote The Façade.
  • Resources for Further Study: Heiser dives into the government documents, covert military programs, and UFO controversies mentioned in The Façade, while providing recommended reading lists and resources for learning more.
  • A sneak peek at the highly anticipated sequel, The Portent.

About The Author

Michael S. Heiser is a scholar in the fields of biblical studies and the ancient Near East. He is the Academic Editor at Logos Bible Software and 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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