Thursday, March 7, 2013

Quest For the Nail Prints

Quest For the Nail Prints
Don Furr

Three modern day characters who are all struggling with their faith journey to Israel. But after falling back into Jesus time' they spend the last week before His crucifixion with him in Jerusalem. 

I just couldn't get into this story. I would start and then lose interest and have to return later. It took forever to make it through. The story seemed to meander along and I kept expecting something exciting to happen. I felt guilty because I knew it was a story I should be interested in due to the subject matter, but sadly the author didn't put those feelings into the story. It was a matter of the author telling the story instead of helping me "feel" the story.
I felt uncomfortable with the way the real story was manipulated and changed to fit the book.
I was also uncomfortable with the way Paul and Elizabeth (two of the modern day characters) acted. Paul was married and I would be upset if my husband acted this way with some other woman. The author said it was because they were experiencing something monumental together, and I realize that traumatic situations bring people together. But as a married women I would be hurt to find out that my husband acted this close to another woman when I wasn't around.
The hole in the middle of the book was explained at the beginning and seemed like a great idea until I started reading. It was really distracting since it was in the middle of every page.
I have to give this a low rating because of the multiple typos, lack of feeling in the story, and the interaction between the characters. I'm glad that this book was so inspiring and heartwarming for so many people, but it just didn't do it for me.

I received this book free of charge from Book Club Network in exchange for my honest review.

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