Salutations and Happy Veterans Day!
It’s not often that I make posts on Sundays but we were definitely due for a book review, eh?
Title: The Searchers: A Quest for Faith in the Valley of Doubt
Author: Joseph Loconte
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Joseph Loconte, PhD., illustrates an in-depth look at two people mentioned in a particular passage of the Bible that might be overlooked: the two men who walked with Jesus, unbeknownst to them, after the Resurrection. Loconte, an Associate Professor of History at The King’s College, skillfully guides readers through their brief experience with the Lord in a systematic way that almost feels like an apologetic piece.
The book is easy to follow yet provides in depth analysis of the Gospel of Luke, Chapter 24–verse by verse, actually. Through this breakdown of this chapter, we learn that the two men are sorting out their thoughts to one another on one of the most profound things to ever happen in their lifetimes. When greeted by the stranger, who “knows nothing” about the trial and death of Jesus, the book begins to reveal how similar we are to the two men.
How was it that they had no understanding of who Jesus was, when they had known of him? How was it that they did not realize who he was until moments before he left them? As Christians, we too are capable of the same temporary blindness. Loconte creates a sense of hope in readers of this book by showing them how they can see God in the midst of darkness. I believe it is a more appropriate read for those who have some understanding of the New Testament or are experiencing a moment of directional confusion.
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