Book Review: Eli’s Quest for Truth

Eli's Quest for Truth (cover)I recently read Eli’s Quest for Truth by Casey Head. It’s a little different than the type of books I typically review here, but I thought it was good and worth mentioning.

This is a fictional story of a Galilean shepherd, Eli, living just before the time of Jesus’ public ministry. Eli sees the different factions that exist among the Jewish people and sets out on a quest for truth, seeking to determine which sect was right so he can become part of it.

As the story progresses, we see Eli’s conversations and experiences as he learns about the Pharisees, Sadducess, Essenes, Herodians, Zealots, and Samaritans. Reading about them in a story like this helps to explain the differences between these groups that are mentioned in the Bible. Eli’s Quest for Truth really helps to shed some light on who these groups were and how they fit into the history recorded in the New Testament.

Of course, this book has a larger point than just helping us learn about the different sects that existed among the Jews in the first century. Casey presents this as an allegory and at the close of the book, he discusses denominationalism and the divisions and sects that exist among those who believe in Christ today. This book is not just helpful in learning what sect Eli should have chosen to join, but it is helpful in determining what denomination, if any, is right.

This is a short book and is easy to read. With the lessons and information it contains about the Jewish sects and the points it makes about the modern denominations, I would certainly recommend this book.

Printed copies of this book can be ordered from Silver Falls Publishing. If you have a Kindle or a Kindle reading app, you also can get the ebook from Amazon for just $0.99.

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