Wednesday, June 6, 2012

The Searchers

The title and subtitle were really interesting to me. I was hoping to discover new insight into this rarely discussed topic of the two men on the road to Emmaus after the crucifixion of Christ. Unfortunately, I did not gain the profound teaching I had hoped for.

Very little discussion was over the account of the two men on the road to Emmaus, until the very end of the book. The conclusion was well written and left me wishing that the book had been written like the conclusion was. The majority of the book was annoying to me due to the fact that most of it was spent discussing secular literature, movies, etc. that mostly had nothing to do with this Biblical account. I did not appreciate the comparison of Harry Potter and the Christian faith. The author states: "We face this tantalizing truth: the most successful work of fiction in modern times draws its narrative strength from the Christian idea that sacrificial love-love unto death-can rescue people from the grip of evil." Too much time was spent in discussions over secular matters instead of briefly using them to elaborate on insights from the road to Emmaus account.

One thing this book did do for me was to open my mind to ponder deeper this Biblical account. The premise of the book truly captured me, it was just that the content I felt was promised wasn't there.

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I am so blessed that you would take the time to share your thoughts with me! You encourage my faith and I pray that God will fill you to the full with His love, mercy,and grace! With joy, Cherie

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