Dec 04, 2022
The Searchers: A Quest for Faith in the Valley of Doubt
Posted by Joseph Loconte

Ó The Searchers: A Quest for Faith in the Valley of Doubt ☆ Joseph Loconte, The Searchers: A Quest for Faith in the Valley of Doubt, Joseph Loconte, The Searchers A Quest for Faith in the Valley of Doubt Historian and journalist Joseph Loconte examines the role of religion in contemporary society against the ancient dialogue overheard on the road to Emmaus in Luke s gospel Every human heart has a natural longing for home and these witnesses to the life and death of Jesus of Nazareth serve as a rich example of that universal yearning Along th Ó The Searchers: A Quest for Faith in the Valley of Doubt ☆ Joseph Loconte - The Searchers: A Quest for Faith in the Valley of Doubt, The Searchers A Quest for Faith in the Valley of Doubt Historian and journalist Joseph Loconte examines the role of religion in contemporary society against the ancient dialogue overheard on the road to Emmaus in Luke s gospel Every human heart has a natu

  • Title: The Searchers: A Quest for Faith in the Valley of Doubt
  • Author: Joseph Loconte
  • ISBN: 9781595554468
  • Page: 382
  • Format: Hardcover
Ó The Searchers: A Quest for Faith in the Valley of Doubt ☆ Joseph Loconte, The Searchers: A Quest for Faith in the Valley of Doubt, Joseph Loconte, The Searchers A Quest for Faith in the Valley of Doubt Historian and journalist Joseph Loconte examines the role of religion in contemporary society against the ancient dialogue overheard on the road to Emmaus in Luke s gospel Every human heart has a natural longing for home and these witnesses to the life and death of Jesus of Nazareth serve as a rich example of that universal yearning Along th

Ó The Searchers: A Quest for Faith in the Valley of Doubt ☆ Joseph Loconte - The Searchers: A Quest for Faith in the Valley of Doubt, The Searchers A Quest for Faith in the Valley of Doubt Historian and journalist Joseph Loconte examines the role of religion in contemporary society against the ancient dialogue overheard on the road to Emmaus in Luke s gospel Every human heart has a natu

Amy

Beautifully written and detailed, The Searchers is well worth reading Dr Loconte uses personal stories, pop culture references, and historical examples to illustrate the passage from Luke of the road to Emmaus He explores not only grief and doubt, but the nature of angels, conspiracy v conspiracy theories, and humanity s desire for something beyond, among other things By taking a few verses of the passage at a time, he uses it as a springboard to explore surrounding themes and illuminate meaning [...]


Erik

Loconte does a thorough job of unpacking the short story of the men on the road to Emmaus from Luke s gospel I was impressed by how much he drew from the few lines Almost line by line, he took the emotion, thought, or action and expanded on the topic Some connections were tangential, such as a discussion on grief and why there is suffering in the world, or how so many do evil some intended, some not in the name of religion Other connections truly teased out the immediate state of the characters, [...]


Lawrence

A return read, my second time through and just as rich and delightful Author Kings College NYC History Professor Joe Loconte put me on the road to Emmaus Gospel Of Luke with those two strangers who I recognize to be like me past present and so many others I know, disillusioned and culturally confused foolish and slow to believe , unwilling to think differently, to give up my false assumptions and admit I might be terribly wrong about God Great Biblical themes are explored, God s paradoxes and th [...]


James

Who is this Walking Man a book review.By matichukThe Searchers A Quest For Faith in the Valley of Doubt by Joseph LoconteWe live in a world where people are bewildered, doubtful and despairing and feel let down by religious leaders, institutions and dogma Sometimes it seems as though, God himself has turned his back on us, and we doubt who Jesus is Is he God Is he the Messiah Was he even a real person as a recent book by Bart Ehrman asks In The Searchers, historian and journalist Joseph Loconte [...]


Lee Harmon

Well, I screwed up this time I picked up The Searchers from Booksneeze, and let it sit on my shelf for two months while I took care of other promised reviews.Stupid me This is a fantastic book, intelligent and raw Raw, not in the vulgar sense, but in the lead you to the edge and curl your lip sense Then it will draw you back from the edge, like the scent of marsh mellow cocoa by a warm fire Combine all that with a captivating writing style, and you have a winner.Two men walked side by side one d [...]


Karie Hall

I have to tell you that I had such high expectations of this book The premise appealed to me because we all question our faith from time to time and search for something It s completely normal but no less settling when it is happening to you I had hoped this book would really guide the reader through that search via the gentlemen walking the road to Emmaus.What an unusual book I don t think I ve read anything quite like it Loconte has taken the experience of the two disciples on the way to Emma [...]


Ashley Charlton Griffin

Joseph Loconte, PhD illustrates an in depth look at two people mentioned in a particular passage of the Bible that might be overlooked the two men who walked with Jesus, unbeknownst to them, after the Resurrection Loconte, an Associate Professor of History at The King s College, skillfully guides readers through their brief experience with the Lord in a systematic way that almost feels like an apologetic piece.The book is easy to follow yet provides in depth analysis of the Gospel of Luke, Chapt [...]


Frank Peters

This book was brilliant, yet odd It is a series of stories and reflections on a fairly short but significant passage of the Bible The author tells his stories, while relating in many ways to his readers all the while directing thought toward God Reading the book is a spiritual experience, rather than a learning or teaching session As a result, even after reading the book, I cannot quite identify anything that the book said But, while reading the book, I was continuously bombarded with ideas that [...]


Stephanie Ziegler

I know this book has gotten rave reviews but I do not see what all the fuss is about I found it boring and obsolete The synopsis given by many sources, including the book jacket makes you believe that we were going to learn about the conversation on Emmaus Road However, through examples like Star Wars and The Lord of the Rings, we were given a breakdown of the conversation However, the Bible is not Shakespeare Even I, who have not read the Bible, understood what the conversation conveyed without [...]


Timothy

A thoroughly enjoyable exploration into the scriptural story of the two travelers on the road to Emmaus and how their story is not that different from ours As an associate professor of History at King s College, Author Joseph Loconte draws strong parallels between the ancient story of the travelers, contemporary history and the doubts that many face today He makes a really good case for keeping true even when the world seems to be shaking Bringing up Whittaker Chambers classic Autobiography, Wit [...]


Tim Sheppard

I like how the author takes one text and focuses on it for the whole book The text is from Luke 24 and is about the men on the road to Emmaus I read a great deal of recommendations for this book and was a little disappointed in finally reading it, but found it to be helpful and interesting in the end I liked how he talked about the fact that searching for truth is a necessary part of a life well lived There was also a ton of research done for this book which caused me to want to read some other [...]


Rheanna Christine

Excellent book, well written and quite enjoyable I learned a lot from this book, and it touched on so many topics and intertwined them with that simple story of that walk to Emmaus It was quite remarkable Not a book that I would probably normally pick up but I m glad I got to chance to read it I would definitely recommend this book to Christians and anyone interested in history of the time For such a complex topic it was very easy to read.


Dallas

This book is a light read with some good things to ponder I especially enjoys the many illustrations from literature and contemporary storiesfully weaves the story of two men on road to Emaeus


James

This is very well written and thought provoking Using the experience of the two men on the road to Emmaus on the first Easter, he interprets various aspects of religious experience His insights, looking at Luke s narrative from Jesus perspective as well as that of the men, is very insightful.


Bobby Troge

Uplifting book that draws many parallels to historical events, other religions, and fictional works to bring clarity and relatable concepts in regards to the story after Jesus s resurrection and his appearance to two men on the road to Emmaus.


Valerie

Interesting read a thinking book.


John Sagherian

Very good read.


Jon

Tremendous personal and journalistic account of searching for faith.


Roger Price

For those of us who search for meaning, Joe Loconte takes us down the road to Emmaus demonstrating how ultimate meaning may be found in the Lord Jesus.


Steve

A great book to give to friends or family that are searching for answers to life s dilemmas or for those who need to know that there is to life than just living.



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