Since 1887, when Sherlock Holmes first stalked into the public arena through the creative writing of Arthur Conan Doyle, readers have been captivated by his elevated senses and deductive reasoning.
Trisha White Priebe notes that the internet abounds with information, references, books, fan clubs and societies all captivated by Sherlock Holmes. In fact, a Sherlockian is known to be an enthusiast who studies the stories and writing of Arthur Conan Doyle and the stories and utterances of Sherlock Holmes.
But while Doyle's popular works of fiction are impressive, they cannot compare with God's Word. Trisha reminds us that God has given us the Scriptures as a means of knowing and loving Him more. Do we study it as passionately as devotees of Sherlock Holmes? Do we share and discuss it's passages? Do we commit it to heart?
Through this series of devotions, she leads and encourages us to deepen our understanding of the Master and the mastermind. You'll find readings titled 'The Art of Listening,' 'The Power of Restraint,' 'Observation Skills,' and many more. Using the original stories featuring Sherlock as an introduction or object lesson, she goes on to lead us to explore spiritual truths. Trisha identifies Sherlock's characteristics and reminds us of details of particular stories to emphasize her points. But more importantly, we are led on to examine Biblical truths and encouraged to read more deeply of God's Word.
"Through Arthur Conan Doyle's stories, collectively called the canon, Holmes continues to leave endless clues that teach us truths about ourselves."
While Holmes intellect and deductive reasoning is efficacious, we are reminded that what we need most is God and His eternal wisdom.
If you know and love the adventures of Sherlock Holmes, you will enjoy this devotional. But more than that, this devotional is a refreshing approach to developing your Bible reading, and will encourage you to find the clues that will help you learn and grow.
I would like to thank Barbour Publishing Inc for providing me with the opportunity to read, and review,
this book. (Copy provided for personal review through NetGalley.)
A Sherlock Holmes Devotional; Uncovering the Mysteries of God -by Trisha White Priebe
Publisher: Shiloh Run Press (Barbour Pub Inc)
RRP: $12.99 (Kindle $8.85)
Format: Paperback, Kindle
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