Review: The Book of Names by Jill Gregory and Karen Tintori


Book Information:

The Book of Names by Jill Gregory and Karen Tintori
St. Martin’s Press
Published in 2007
ISBN 0312366329
304 Pages

Series Information:

Not a series.


1 out of 5

David Shepherd, a Georgetown University professor, doesn’t believe in any kind of religion, but that may change when his peaceful days come to an end. Now someone is threatening the world, his life, and the people he loves most. As the chosen one, he knows the names of all thirty-six people in the Book of Names. And whether he likes it or not, he has to use his gift to save the remaining three people listed in the Book of Names because if he doesn’t, the world will end. While running from a Gnostic Group, he learns to trust religion, himself, and the people helping him, so that he can save the things that matter most – the only question is… will he live long enough to save the remaining three?

At first, I thought that The Book of Names would be like The Da Vinci Code, and in a way, it kind of was like The Da Vinci Code — minus the excitement, mystery, and clue theme to it. Another thing that is different is that The Da Vinci Code was controversial in the Catholic religion, while The Book of Names is controversial in the Judaism religion. Though, they both add what seems to be controversial or what some would call “insulting” themes to their religion, even though it is only fiction, which means it’s not real, but who am I to judge someone else’s beliefs and religion like that — but I do have the right to write how I feel, so don’t correct me and get in a religion argument with me since I won’t tolerate it. Also, I apologize if I offend anyone in this review since religion is a “no-no” topic most of the time.

Okay, since I really didn’t like this book, I’ll just write why I didn’t like it. It was a pretty good idea to write about, but it lacks descriptions, in-depth information about what’s happening, lack of mystery and clues so that you can figure it out along with the character, and it jumps from one area to the next, almost like the authors didn’t have anything better to write for the previous point of view and just wanted to get on with the book. Though, one thing I kind of liked was the information on Judaism that I didn’t know before. The ending, like most of the book, felt rushed and did not enough description.

Where I Got It:

Checked out from the library.

Challenges Apart Of:



Not planning to re-read, but leaning towards maybe.

Other Reviews/Author Site:

$New_Bullet Jill Gregory
$New_Bullet Karen Tintori
$New_Bullet Goodreads
$New_Bullet Library Thing
$New_Bullet Tales of a Book Addict
$New_Bullet Book Journey
$New_Bullet Bonnie’s Books

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