Never before had they known such hope.
In a world drenched in violence and oppression, here was a man armed with a message of peace and freedom. Into lives nearly overwhelmed by grief and sorrow, he brought compassion and healing and the deepest joy. To people who felt like outcasts and aliens, he showed the way home. And then, in one devastating night, all their hopes collapsed.
This is where our story begins—in the valley of despair. It is a tale of two friends, a stranger, and a search for truth in a world gone mad with doubt.
Historian Joseph Loconte unlocks the meaning of their exchange, set in the chaotic days following the execution of Jesus of Nazareth. Drawing from literature, film, philosophy, history, and politics, Loconte shows how this biblical drama is an integral part of our own story. Sooner or later, we will find ourselves among the searchers.
|About the Contributor(s)||Joseph Loconte
Joseph Loconte, PhD, is an Associate Professor of History at the King’s College in New York City, where he teaches courses on Western Civilization and US foreign policy and writes widely about the importance of religious freedom in strengthening democracy, human rights, and civil society.
|Release Date||Jun 5, 2012|
- Review by Angelica
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze®.com <http://BookSneeze®.com> book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. (Posted on 8/1/12)
- Review by Karen
When I first started this book, I didn’t think I was going to like it. Loconte’s writing style is different than I normally read, and so I had difficulties at first getting into the book. However, as I read further, I found myself intrigued and barely able to put the book down. Loconte drew on different instances in history that correlated with his points about the 2 travelers, and wove them together so well, that it made reading this book enjoyable. I think anyone would do well to have this book in their collection. It was well-researched and well-written, and I highly recommend it to anyone who is searching for answers.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze®.com <http://BookSneeze®.com> book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. (Posted on 7/7/12)