Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Book Review - The Searchers: A Quest for Faith in the Valley of Doubt
Never before had they known such hope.
In a world drenched in violence and oppression, here was a man armed with a message of peace and freedom. Into lives nearly overwhelmed by grief and sorrow, he brought compassion and healing and the deepest joy. To people who felt like outcasts and aliens, he showed the way home. And then, in one devastating night, all their hopes collapsed.
This is where our story begins—in the valley of despair. It is a tale of two friends, a stranger, and a search for truth in a world gone mad with doubt.
Historian Joseph Loconte unlocks the meaning of their exchange, set in the chaotic days following the execution of Jesus of Nazareth. Drawing from literature, film, philosophy, history, and politics, Loconte shows how this biblical drama is an integral part of our own story.
Sooner or later, we will find ourselves among the searchers.
My Take on the Book
This book takes a multi-faceted look at faith through both a historical, philosophical and biblical point of view. The book makes you think deeply about the topics presented and I found myself being drawn further and further into the book. What I liked most about the book is that it does not hit you over the head with the beliefs of the author, but instead he lets you make your own decisions based on what he presents. I also liked the history lessons within the book. Whether you are a person who readily reads the bible and are a student of biblical history, you are still given a good basis for understanding the background of the points presented which to me made a lot of sense!
I enjoyed this book and will definitely be sharing this soon with others!
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