Quest for the Nail Prints
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Quest for the Nail Prints

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If you've ever imagined spending time with the Lord Jesus in His time, this energetic and ultimately gut-wrenching thriller may very well be just what the Great Physician ordered. Quest for the Nail Prints is a new time-travel thriller by author Don Furr. Set in the final days of the life of Christ, Quest for the Nail Prints follows three twenty-first century travelers are...more
Paperback, 344 pages
Published March 1st 2011 by Sheaf House
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Tori Moore
The premise of this book was very interesting...three strangers on a plane find they have traveled back in time to the days just before Jesus's crucifixion. It allows the reader to really consider the horror and suffering that Jesus endured in a different way - from the perspective of people who already knew the wonderful end of the story. And, even in the knowing, reading of Jesus's final days on earth brought tears to my eyes and made me wonder, as I have so many times before, at the depths ma...more
Melinda
I often associate topics, such as time travel, with strange Science Fiction novels. However, in this case, author Don Furr writes a novel that takes you back in time to a place solid in history, yet being re-written (though not altering the course of history) involving the time travelers.

In "The Quest for the Nail Prints," the story begins in the modern day. The three main characters--Paul Ryann, a preacher of a large Baptist church; Eluzabeth Stewart, a doctor in flight trauma unit; and Profes...more
Erika

What would you do if you became an accidental time traveler? Better yet, what would you do if you were on a trip to “the holy land” and somehow ended up back in the year 33 A.D. just days before Christ’s crucifixion was about to happen? I don’t know about you, but this scenario seems so out there that I can’t even fathom what my response would be if this were to happen. Luckily, Don Furr, has come up with some possibilities for me. The story centers around three people – a doctor, a pastor, and...more
Bj Gaskill
I'll be totally honest with you, when I first saw this book up for review I read the email and went on to other things. I didn't actually think about it again for almost two hours when I finally said " Well it does have an interesting idea to it (the whole time travel to be with Jesus)." Two Whole hours before I even bothered emailing?!?! The sad truth of the matter if it would have been a vampire or a highlander book I would have emailed within seconds.


On February 25th, 12 days after I received...more
Bri Clark
What do a smelly, wise, obese wisecracking religious studies professor, a twin emergency room physician and a pastor who got his call later in life all have in common? The same thing anyone of us does: Jesus. Quest for the Nail Prints is the story of how these three people come together for a once in the lifetime opportunity, fueled by the faith of ancestors, and spend time with Jesus and the disciples in his last days upon the earth. Their reactions are so human and honest that you can't help b...more
Shirley
There is something so fascinating and surreal about time travel. Many have tried to achieve the ability to travel back into history. In Quest for the Nail Prints, Don Furr does just that. The reader is captivated in this page turner as the three characters in this novel; Dr. Elizabeth Stewart, Reverand Paul Ryann, and Professor Leonardo Van Eaton; for various reasons, travel to Jerusalem. After witnessing a murder, the three must run for their lives. Terrified, they find an unlocked door which t...more
Khamneithang Vaiphei
Since no man knows the future, who can tell him what is to come? || Ecclesiastes 8:7

If you’ve ever dreamt of spending time with Jesus during his earthly journey, this forceful and ultimately gut-wrenching thriller will, perhaps, be the nearest you’ll ever come to.

At first glance I was deeply intrigued, not because it was something which I was looking for, but for the unusual title and the setting of the story. I was led to presume that it would be a boring fare, with undecipherable scenes and ja...more
Julie
This is Sheaf House Publishers’ second time-travel book. Its first, Seasons in the Mist by Deb Kinnard, won an award, and deservedly so, especially if you’ve a love of Cornwall, England.

Furr’s book, Quest for the Nail Prints takes us back to Jerusalem 2,000 years ago.
As many of us know, book covers can make or break a book’s sales. When I purchased Quest for the Nails, I thought the cover aptly fit the book’s premise of going back to the Holy Land. The hole drilled through the book, though, thre...more
D.M. Webb
I can't say that I don't really like it, but I can't say it was okay either.

What I liked about the book:
The storyline of three characters who meet on their way to Israel, each with a different agenda. Paul, the pastor with a lukewarm faith; Elizabeth, the doctor with a dead faith; von Eaton, the professor with no faith, are thrown together into a journey that takes them to the very week of the Crucifixion of Christ. As they literally walk with Jesus, their lives are transformed.

What I didn't lik...more
LAWonder10
'Quest for the Nail Prints' was a very-well written novel, mixing contemporary with historical Sci-Fi. The story mainly centers around three individuals' 10425757experiences - Elizabeth (a physician), Dr. Van Eaton (a Professor of religious history), and Paul (a pastor). Beginning as total strangers, their lives are "tossed together" through a miraculous turn of events. What began as a venture to Israel, through various reasons, sends them into a Sci-Fi escapade.

Somehow each knew they were bound...more
Sandra Stiles
Never have I read a story that reached inside and squeezed my very soul. Through this book the reader travels back in time with the three main characters. They travel back to a time when Jesus was on his way to Jerusalem to fulfill the role his heavenly father set before him. One thing that touched me so much was the human side to Jesus. We know him as God’s son and therefore rarely think of him as having the same quirks and emotions that we as humans have. The fact that the author has him roll...more
Aislynn (Stitch Read Cook)
When I first received this book I was intrigued. The concept was unique and not what I would normally pick up. While I enjoy Christian novels, this wasn't something I'd seen in the genre before. I have to say it took me a bit to get into the story. We start out with Elizabeth, a young doctor who loses a young patient after a tragic accident. From there we meet a jaded professor of religious studies and a pastor who came late to his calling. These three characters set out on a very unexpected jou...more
Tima
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...more
Brandi (Rambles of a SAHM)
From the moment you pick this book up you know there is something different about it. For starters there is a hole completely through it. One other thing that stands out is that it is Christian fiction but from the sci-fi genre. Yes there are other Christian sci-fi books, but in general they are few and far between.


I am not personally drawn to science fiction but my book clubs were asked to read and comment on this book so I obliged. I am grateful that I complied.


The story begins with three ord...more
ChrisGA

First of all, a book with a hole drilled through it from front cover to back does certainly catch one’s eye. That they represent the nails driven through the hands of Jesus lets one know that this book will be special.

Three ordinary people, a pastor, a believing doctor, and an agnostic professor, take a wrong turn in Jerusalem on a trip to the Holy Land and end up back in time to the last week of Jesus’ life. So many questions arise from this scenario. What would it like to be face to face and p...more
Barbara O'Neal
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the is one of the best books I've read in a long time. it makes you think and takes you to the foot of the cross in a way that helps you identify with the characters.
Carol Macdonald
Stretched the word plausable until it snapped in my way of thinking. The whole concept of three random souls transporting back to Jesus' time to hide Dead Sea scrolls, threaten Judas Iscariot and find out they are the only decendants of the three wise men was a mile over the top for me. In like to stretch my imagination, but also like to stay in the relm of believable.
Hiwanda Gaerte
I loved this book! Written by fellow Tennessean, it kept me riveted to the pages. Can you imagine walking with Jesus during his last days or actually attending the Last Supper? This one has it all! Very impressive and I cannot wait until his next book is released. I will be one of the first in line to purchase it.
Steve
I would give Don Furr's "Quest for the Nail Prints" ten stars, if I could! What an wonderful intertwine of values, faith, imagination, reverence, levity, seriousness, fiction and adventure!

An outright inspiring book, a success as a novel and as a testament of faith.

Gina Martinez
I enjoyed reading this book. This book brought out so many emotions. I even dreamt of walking along side Jesus as one of his disciples. I do know that this book is not for everyone. You have to be willing to be open to Mr. Furr's interpretation.
Leslie
This was such a great read! I loved the mix of characters that ended up together in the midst of a story happening around them, yet greatly affected their faith. Awesome book and I can't wait for the sequel.
Laura Beth
Very well written - I could actually easily see this made into a movie. Very intense, emotional and heart-wrenching.
Audrey Grant
The Book starts with the Preacher having a conversation with a DEAD person!?!?!? UHUH, Nope!! Not for me!
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