Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Book Review - The Searchers: A Quest for Faith in the Valley of Doubt by Joseph Loconte
The Searchers: A Quest for Faith in the Valley of Doubt is written by Joseph Loconte and published by Thomas Nelson.
Here is an interesting exposition of the Road to Emmaus story. Perhaps you've read the account many times - two men are walking on the road to Emmaus, saddened by the fact that the man they had thought would redeem Israel had been crucified. They seemingly had no hope left. Then an incredible thing happens - the man that they had last seen dead was now walking with them, talking to them and opening up the prophecy concerning the Resurrection to them. Only they didn't recognize Him to be Jesus. Only later do their eyes open and they say, "Were not our hearts burning within us...?"
Joseph Loconte writes a very compelling retelling of the story, making it alive and seemingly more relevant to us today. While the Bible is ALWAYS relevant to readers at every time, sometimes it takes current stories linking with the past, Biblical record to bring the point home. Loconte links the two together in a very engaging and interesting way. I love history and the way history is used in this book.
I enjoyed reading The Searchers: A Quest for Faith in the Valley of Doubt and recommend it to others who want to dig deeper into the great historical record of the Bible.
**I received a copy of The Searchers: A Quest for Faith in the Valley of Doubt in exchange for my honest review. Opinions expressed are my own.**