Benford and Marino have spent years studying the significance and the scientific background of the Shroud of Turin. They have repeatedly contacted the church authorities with their findings, without response, as yet. Why does the church want to keep this information secret? Benford and Marino believe we need to decide for ourselves what the Shroud says to modern humanity. They further suggest that the message of the Shroud proves that our physical lives are greater than the limits of our beliefs.