I was partially through the first story before I was recommending this book to my friends. From the beginning it sounded like it was going to be an interesting, fun, informative book and it did not disappoint. The premise of going back in time to unravel Bible mysteries had me instantly hooked. Doing that in a Sherlock Holmes/Dr. Watson concept made it that much more fun. Some of the mysteries include what did Christ write on the ground during the encounter with the Pharisees and the adulterous woman?, why did David choose five stones to fight Goliath instead of just one?, what did Luke mean by “more opportune time” when speaking of the devil leaving Jesus in Luke 4:13?
These stories take you into the Bible and make you think about things that you may have never considered before. I found myself pulling out the Bible to check on ideas being introduced or events being discussed. There are studies in the back of the book that take you through the passages yourself and bring you deeper into the thought process.
This was a wonderfully entertaining book that looked at the Bible from a “big picture” perspective to answer some riddles and I would definitely recommend it. I would love to see another book with different stories analyzed the same way.
*I received a free copy of this book from Booksneeze.com in exchange for writing a fair review.*