Readings for Holy Week
Yesterday was Palm Sunday and the beginning of Holy Week for Christians around the world. In our family we spend some time daily meditating on scripture that takes us through the events that begin with Palm Sunday and lead up to Easter.
This year we are using John Piper’s Love to the Uttermost: Devotional Readings for Holy Week.
Here is a link to download it for free if you are interested in using it for your daily reading.
I’ve also come across a wonderful fiction book that depicts Holy Week. The book clubs that I am involved with were given copies to read and review. Here are the details:
Back of the book:
Three ordinary people are chosen by God for an extraordinary experience, one so incredible that even they have a hard time believing it is real. Through unrelated circumstances, the three travelers find themselves sharing a journey to the Holy Land when suddenly they are thrust back in time nearly two thousand years, coming face to face with the rugged radical Nazarene known throughout the land as Jesus of Nazareth.
This is the story of how a personal encounter with the living Christ in His time creates the journey of a lifetime!
Don Furr, an accomplished author and playwright has lived in the Memphis area for more than fifty years. Don and his wife Karen have three grown children and three grandchildren.
And time travel is his passion . . .
From the moment you pick this book up you know there is something different about it. For starters there is a hole completely through it. One other thing that stands out is that it is Christian fiction but from the sci-fi genre. Yes there are other Christian sci-fi books, but in general they are few and far between.
I am not personally drawn to science fiction but my book clubs were asked to read and comment on this book so I obliged. I am grateful that I complied.
The story begins with three ordinary people from different walks of life. For different reasons they are each traveling to Israel. Through a series of events that are written in a manner that make them feel plausible, they are thrust back in time to the beginning of Holy Week. Make that the original Holy Week where Christ is making his way through the streets of Jerusalem.
The story continues through Holy Week and we get an up close and personal view through the eyes of our three travelers. I was amazed at how drawn in to the story I was. Don did a great job of staying accurate to scripture while adding in these new characters. The further you get into the book the more poignant that nail hole becomes. I’ve always thought it would be interesting to have been there. What would my reaction have been like? Would I have stayed to the bitter end or would I run and hide in fear? Expect to ponder these questions and more as you read this very intriguing tale.
Quest is the first book in the series and will be followed up by Peter’s Quest. I’m looking forward to reading it just so I can find out more about the three travelers and how all of this impacted them when they returned to their families.
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