Tomb Builder Released

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SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH, — “The Tomb Builder”, a new novel written by part time Mink Creek resident E. James Harrison will be released on March 1, 2011.

Lyle Mortimer, Publisher at Cedar Fort Inc., sees the “The Tomb Builder” as an historical novel about Joseph of Arimathea, the man who removed Christ’s body from the cross and laid it in his tomb.  “This is a touching account of love and sacrifice that gives the reader a unique perspective of the events immediately before and following Christ’s Crucifixion,” Mortimer said.

Harrison, who lived in Mink Creek until about five years ago, now divides his time between there and St George.  During a recent interview he said, “This is one man’s story that needed to be told.  It is fiction, of course, but I’ve intertwined so many facts that most readers will have difficulty separating the two.”  He went on to say, “It’s a story about an individual who sacrificed everything for his beliefs and is a perfect reminder to each of us to put our faith in God in all circumstances.”

According to Mortimer, the book was scheduled for release this coming summer but because the book deals with events surrounding the crucifixion and burial of Christ, they timed it to be released for Easter.  “This book makes Easter more meaningful, and would be a perfect Easter gift for all Christians,” he said.

The book is available for pre-order at, Barnes and Noble and Borders.  Upon its release, the book will be available where books are sold, or can be ordered directly from the Cedar Fort website.