Book Review: “Sherlock Holmes And The Needle’s Eye” By Len BaileyJune 29, 2013 at 6:00 pm | Posted in Books | Leave a comment
Tags: Book Review, Christian Fiction, Sherlock Holmes, Thriller
From the back cover: Embark on a journey through the Old and New Testament with Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson as they explore exotic and spice-laden places in search of clues.
The detective and the doctor travel back in time with the help of a Moriarty-designed time machine to investigate ten Bible destinations, unlocking clues to ten Bible mysteries. The most fascinating crime cases are those that are already solved, those that have been investigated by the police and brought to a swift, satisfying, and almost inevitable conclusion. So it is with Bible stories which the reader may consider familiar and unremarkable. But under close scrutiny these stories give up their hidden clues, their long kept secrets. Like a jewel newly polished, they sparkle and shine with a fresh, introspective light.
While traveling back in time to witness certain scenes, Holmes and Watson unravel ten different Biblical mysteries of which a sampling include:
· The Hanging Tree: Why did Ahithophel hang himself?
· Righteous Blood is Red: Is Zechariah the son of Berekiah or Jehoiada in Matthew 23?
· You Miss, You Die: Why did David take five stones against Goliath?
· Dead Man Walking: Why did Jesus delay in coming to Lazarus in John 11?
Let’s face it The Bible has some stories in it that leave us scratching our heads and wondering just what happened here. In some places we are left with lots of questions and, most times, there is no place where we can go for the answers or at least some research that will give us a way to make a conclusion. Len Bailey to the rescue. Mr. Bailey has given us a very informative look at ten fascinating Biblical mysteries. And he has given us this look in the persons of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson. If you are any fan of Holmes this is the book for you. If you are not a fan the investigations are just superb. In addition to giving us a lot to think about at the back of the book is a whole section: Investigative Study Questions, where Bible verses are given with questions relating to that particular chapter. Have questions? Want answers? This is the book for you.
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