Monday, July 18, 2005

The Lost Letters of Pergamum

As a seminary student, I read a lot. Actually, just the same, as a seminary student, I don't read a lot. Perhaps this honesty resonates with others who have ever endured undergraduate, graduate, or any other studies requiring extesive required reading.

Anyway, the point of this post is to recommend a book, The Lost Letters of Pergamum. It is has been a long time since I "could not put a book down" and looked forward to reading it whenever I wasn't. This book brought back that feeling. I can't remember the time I had a book read long before the due date. Perhaps the fact that it is somewhat of a novel helped with this desire to read it, but I do not care. It was an incredible read. I learned from it historically (it is not 100% fictitious). I learned from it biblically. And I certainly was challenged by it in my own desire to find truth.

If you have no background whatsoever in biblical studies, you might find some of the storyline challenging, but the author gives good detail prior to and after the narrative (but not boringly or extensively - just enough to get along) .

I hope you consider reading it.

- J

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