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Sherlock Holmes and the Needle's Eye: The World's Greatest Detective Tackles the Bible's Ultimate Mysteries

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Europe's greatest detective and his faithful friend, Dr. Watson, travel through time to investigate the most fascinating mysteries of all time---cases from God's Word! Witnessing each event firsthand, Holmes explores 10 biblical stories, revealing their hidden clues and long-kept secrets. Includes Scripture references, "Connection Points," and "Investigative Questions." Ages 8 and up. 330 pages, softcover from Nelson.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 330
Vendor: Thomas Nelson
Publication Date: 2013
Dimensions: 8.38 X 5.50 (inches)
ISBN: 0849964830
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Embark on a journey through the Old and New Testament with Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson as they explore exotic and spice-laden places in search of clues.  

The detective and the doctor travel back in time with the help of a Moriarty-designed time machine to investigate ten Bible destinations, unlocking clues to ten Bible mysteries. The most fascinating crime cases are those that are already solved, those that have been investigated by the police and brought to a swift, satisfying, and almost inevitable conclusion. So it is with Bible stories which the reader may consider familiar and unremarkable. But under close scrutiny these stories give up their hidden clues, their long kept secrets. Like a jewel newly polished, they sparkle and shine with a fresh, introspective light.

 

While traveling back in time to witness certain scenes, Holmes and Watson unravel ten different Biblical mysteries, including the following:

 

·       The Hanging Tree: Why did Ahithophel hang himself?

·       Righteous Blood is Red: Is Zechariah the son of Berekiah or Jehoiada in Matthew 23?

·       You Miss, You Die: Why did David take five stones against Goliath?

·       Dead Man Walking: Why did Jesus delay in coming to Lazarus in John 11?

 

Author Bio

Len Bailey is a professional radio commercial and voiceover actor and bagpipe player. He attended high school Markoma Bible  Academy in Tahlequah, Oklahoma and earned a B.A. in history from Trinity College in Deerfield, Illinois. He also earned a journalism scholarship and was a member of the 1974 NCCAA national champion soccer team. He lives with his wife, Denise, and three sons in suburban Chicago.

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  1. Yelm, WA
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Interesting Take on Sherlock Holmes
    January 2, 2014
    ruthhill74
    Yelm, WA
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    Quality: 4
    Value: 4
    Meets Expectations: 4
    I have enjoyed Sherlock Holmes and his sidekick Dr. Watson for almost as long as I have relished mystery books. I grew up reading and watching Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Holmes, and it was always a treat. I embarked on this book with an expectation that I would find the same scintillating characters with a Christian bent.

    First of all, I struggled to see Holmes and Watson in modern times. In fact, I didn't even realize that was the case until fighting in Afghanistan was mentioned a few times. I wish that Holmes and Watson would have remained in the 1800's--they seemed to fit better.

    Secondly, I really was lost concerning the gospel message in this book. I knew it was supposed to be there, but I never felt closure on this issue. I would have preferred this not being such a murky issue. Holmes was definitely his intellectual self, but the ending left me a little more confused on the salvation issue than I would have preferred.

    Lest you think I didn't enjoy the book, nothing could be further from the truth. The book is definitely written in an intellectual, somewhat classical style. Holmes's antics were quite entertaining, and every time he bested Watson, it was quite entertaining. I didn't hate the time travel--it seemed to make sense. After all, Holmes is a genius, and he could certainly create such a device. And the Biblical mysteries were quite baffling and completely amazing! Sometimes I felt that the mystery's solution was somewhat dogmatically stated when we truly can't be sure about some things, but I guess that would have been the way Holmes would have done it.

    I wrestled with the rating I would give this book because it wasn't my favorite, but it was intriguing at the same time. I think I delighted in witnessing the Bible stories more than any other part of the book. To be able to go back in time and see these stories firsthand would be an unbelievable, somewhat dangerous trip!

    I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. I was not financially compensated, and all opinions are 100 percent mine.
  2. Texas
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Calling all Deep Thinkers
    September 29, 2013
    gjo50
    Texas
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    The whole premise is interesting and fun to read, but deep thinkers will definitely get more out of the book, as they do any Sherlock Holmes. It has been a while since I've read a Sherlock Holmes book, but it reads much like I remember. The author put some serious work into replicating the atmosphere and wording of the original. For serious Bible readers, this book can help answer some questions in a fun way. If you have read and enjoyed Sherlock Holmes, this book is an excellent addition to your bookshelf.
  3. Age: 25-34
    Gender: female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Interesting Concept
    September 16, 2013
    mscourt
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: female
    Quality: 3
    Value: 4
    Meets Expectations: 3
    Sherlock Holmes tackles the Bible's ultimate mysteries. He travels back across time and place to different moments in biblical history and, with Watson's help, pieces together explanations for seemingly unexplainable things. I was fascinated by the concept of this book and couldn't believe I hadn't read anything similar before.

    As stated at the beginning of the book, there are two ways to read it. The first is to do so as a bible study, reading the noted scriptures, answering given questions, and trying to find the answers on your own before reading how Holmes and Watson did it. The second way is to read it straight through as you would a novel. (However, the book does not read like a novel. It is more like a book of short stories. Each short mystery is somewhat disjointed, with scenes jumping time and location in a few short pages.) I chose to read it straight through, but as I read I found myself wishing I'd done it the first way. I kept stopping while I read to go through certain scripture passages and see exactly what Holmes saw.

    The mysteries vary from real head-scratchers to seeming Biblical errors/contradictions. My favorites are the examinations behind why David chose five stones before going out to fight Goliath, and why Jesus delayed in coming to Lazarus. Holmes' conclusions are based on his biblical studies, but some of the conclusions still seem to be speculation and in a couple of the cases, I wasn't clear on the answers to the mysteries. For now, until I reread the book, I'll attribute this to my own confusion.

    Something that bugs me: the reconciliation of Holme's logical nature with their wild experiences in the book wasn't addressed very well. Their benefactor is never revealed, though it is implied that God sent them on their journeys. Naturally, Holmes remains highly skeptical, but I would have liked for him to provide a logical reason why. I thought of this as the 11th mystery of the book. For example, when the duo experiences a holy presence in the form of a devastating angel Gabriel, they are so affected that they have to be admitted to the hospital for six days upon their return to London, yet Holmes admits no trauma and later denies that God healed him from the injuries. This isn't unexpected, but how then would Holmes explain this experience? Holmes also laments that all of the true magic might be gone from the world and questions if any miracles are left for him, yet when Watson points out a miracle (in the form of a ship sailing even though they thought it wasn't seaworthy) he still denies. I'd have wanted Holmes to acknowledge the extraordinary nature of his experiences (time travel!) even as he reasoned his way through the biblical mysteries. A true intellectual, as Holmes was originally written, wouldn't ignore evidence just because he couldn't explain it. So, while I enjoyed the book, it still turned out to be a stretch conceptually.

    Read it for an interesting spin on your bible study or just for entertainment.

    (I received this book free from the publisher through the their book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.)
  4. Inman, SC
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Classic Sherlock & Biblical Insight!
    July 2, 2013
    JayJ
    Inman, SC
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Need book to read for a 20-something hour plane ride? The perfect find: I was excited to delve into newest Sherlock Holmes mishmashed with Biblical ponderances into one paperback. (As I finished up the last few chapters, I was laughing at some of the quandries of Holmes and Shawn wanted to know what was so funny. I read some to him; he said "you'd need a doctorate to read that." You definitely don't, of course. He hasn't ever read any Sherlock Holmes...imagine!!) The book is just the right length (though I'd like to know where volume two is in its making!), split up into ten mysterious, with scriptural discussion questions for further Bible study in the back. The fabulous part about this book is that Bailey not only employs great, vivid pictures of miraculous Bible events but also perfectly reduplicates the flavor of 221 Baker Street, complete with brillant but skeptical Sherlock, slow and steady Dr. Watson, and nosy landylady Mrs. Hudson.

    After teaching several Bible School classes here in Togo, my students have asked many of these ‘mysterious' questions, making me traverse the same paths as the great dectective and his sidekick. Thus my personal favorite, not-yet-as discovered mystery was Dead Man Walking in displaying the further revealed grandeur of the plan and work in Jesus Christ as evidenced in the death and resurrection of Lazarus. (Made me want to break out in "What a Mighty God We Serve!") The Devil's Enterprise is fantastic as well. All the quests are entertaining with their late 1800's-ish and ancient world settings but just a few of the insights into biblical Hebrew and ancient history are worth the read. I throughly enjoyed this book and would recommend it to any Sherlock Holmes fans, to reading groups (what a fun discussion book this would be!), and, well, everyone.

    A tiny sampling to whet your linquistic appetite: "There is a Greek word of past trespasses. It is proamartanō. But it is not the word used here. Anamartétos is used here, suggesting a current state of sin, an active, present condition-to be in the act of missing the mark. In essence, Christ said to the teachers of the law, ‘You who are not in the act of sinning right now-you cast the first stone (pg 34)."

    I did receive this book to review from the lovely company of Booksneeze. All opinions, flowery or not, are completely and absolutely all mine.
  5. Irvine, CA
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: male
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Holmes & Watson Investigate Ten Bible Mysteries
    June 29, 2013
    VicsMediaRoom
    Irvine, CA
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: male
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Len Bailey in his new book "Sherlock Holmes And The Needle's Eye" published by Thomas Nelson gives us The World's Greatest Detective Tackles the Bible's Ultimate Mysteries.

    From the back cover: Embark on a journey through the Old and New Testament with Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson as they explore exotic and spice-laden places in search of clues.

    The detective and the doctor travel back in time with the help of a Moriarty-designed time machine to investigate ten Bible destinations, unlocking clues to ten Bible mysteries. The most fascinating crime cases are those that are already solved, those that have been investigated by the police and brought to a swift, satisfying, and almost inevitable conclusion. So it is with Bible stories which the reader may consider familiar and unremarkable. But under close scrutiny these stories give up their hidden clues, their long kept secrets. Like a jewel newly polished, they sparkle and shine with a fresh, introspective light.

    While traveling back in time to witness certain scenes, Holmes and Watson unravel ten different Biblical mysteries of which a sampling include:

    · The Hanging Tree: Why did Ahithophel hang himself?

    · Righteous Blood is Red: Is Zechariah the son of Berekiah or Jehoiada in Matthew 23?

    · You Miss, You Die: Why did David take five stones against Goliath?

    · Dead Man Walking: Why did Jesus delay in coming to Lazarus in John 11?

    Let's face it The Bible has some stories in it that leave us scratching our heads and wondering just what happened here. In some places we are left with lots of questions and, most times, there is no place where we can go for the answers or at least some research that will give us a way to make a conclusion. Len Bailey to the rescue. Mr. Bailey has given us a very informative look at ten fascinating Biblical mysteries. And he has given us this look in the persons of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson. If you are any fan of Holmes this is the book for you. If you are not a fan the investigations are just superb. In addition to giving us a lot to think about at the back of the book is a whole section: Investigative Study Questions, where Bible verses are given with questions relating to that particular chapter. Have questions? Want answers? This is the book for you.

    Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers through the BookSneeze book review bloggers program.. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."
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