Joseph Loconte, author of The Searchers A Quest for Faith in the Valley of Doubt, uses literature, film, philosphy, history, and politics to examine the story of the Emmaus walk when two friends meet a stranger and begin the search for the truth in a world of madness, hatred, and doubt. Loconte challenges the reader to thoroughly investigate his/her beliefs by pushing him/her to analyze Scripture in a manner that is fully immersed. No more can the reader hold onto beliefs that have not been fully investigated and analyzed. In our world of confusing and unsettling violence, many question God and His allowance of this evil. However, Loconte uses all of the genres to push the reader to come to a better understanding of who God is and why He allows the evil.
Christianity Today states “This is a good book to give to someone who is looking at faith from the outside, but it will also be helpful to believers who have been led to expect tidy answers and neat resolutions and have come up hard against disappointment, absurdity, and loss.” I would have to agree with that analysis. Pick up a copy for yourself (put it on the coffee table after you read it!) and one for a friend or neighbor!
I received this book free for review from booksneeze.com.