Sherlock Holmes and the Needle’s Eye by Len Bailey

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Sherlock Holmes has found a way to travel back in time – and someone wants him to investigate mysteries of the Bible. Intrigued, Sherlock and Dr. Watson step through the Needle’s Eye, witnessing history and following the clues. They investigate a wide variety of biblical tales, from Ahithophel to Lazarus, searching in typical Sherlock-style for the deeper truth behind the obvious answers.

Who doesn’t love a good mystery? I’ve been a fan of Sherlock since I was a child, because he’s just so good at noticing the details and seeing how they fit into the puzzle to uncover the truth – and that’s exactly what Len Bailey’s Sherlock does. All of the mysteries he investigates have traditional, discernible answers – when you read these accounts in the Bible, you think you already know the answer to why Ahithophel hanged himself or why Jesus delayed in raising Lazarus. But Bailey’s Sherlock takes the reader into mysteries of the Bible that many of us have just skimmed the surface of, then has Sherlock Holmes, Dr. Watson, and Mrs. Hudson point out those details which lead to more depth of understanding and connection.

I should note that, while I, as a fan of Sherlock Holmes, found it all rather enjoyable, some serious Bible students may be put off by the fictional setting. However, the study of the Word within that setting is complete, in-depth, and well done, and the book could be a great tool for readers who feel intimidated by more “scholarly” commentaries.

Very Sherlockian… 🙂

I received a free copy of this book from the BookSneeze Blogger Review program. I was not required to write a positive review. All opinions are my very own!!

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