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He goes to great lengths to attempt to demonstrate that the person represented was upright, rather than lying down.
40 For as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of the great fish, so will the Son of Man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.
Beyond those critical flaws, Lavoie fails to recognize that an upright person would have been situated in the shroud differently.
Lavoie then uses his theory of upright suspension, purportedly in midair, to justify a faith in Christianity over Judaism.
41 The men of Nineveh will rise up in the judgment with this generation and condemn it, because they repented at the preaching of Jonah; and indeed a greater than Jonah is here.
42 The queen of the South will rise up in the judgment with this generation and condemn it, for she came from the ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and indeed a greater than Solomon is here.
Its really a very good book that I had a hard time putting down. For anyone interested in the Shroud of Turin, this is a must read. This wonderful book is a lovely and beautifully persuasive treatise, written with an extraordinary spirit of humility and awesome reverence for both the Holiness of God and the preciousness of His lost creation.