The Last Man at the Inn
Author: R. William Bennett
Publisher: Ensign Peak
Published: Oct 8th, 2019
Hardcover: 208 pages
FTC FYI: I received an ARC from the publisher, all views and opinions expressed are my own.
Simon considers himself fortunate after securing the final room at the inn in Bethlehem. While eating his supper, he sees a younger man and his pregnant wife denied lodging at the door of the inn. Simon momentarily considers giving up his space, but he is weary from his travels as a spice merchant and turns away from the thought.
Over the ensuing years, Simon traverses the popular trade routes, and each time he passes Bethlehem, he is reminded of that evening and plagued by guilt.
In time, the Savior begins his ministry, and Simon begins the life-changing process of trying to understand and believe the teachings and miracles of this man called Jesus—said to be the promised Messiah.
The Last Man at the Inn is the story of a journey of conversion we all take in one form or another, told through the eyes and heart of a common man. It is written to affirm the believer, to lovingly beckon to the undecided, and to call out to those who may not even know they are looking for something—only that there is a space in their soul that somehow needs to be filled.
Beautiful story, heartfelt, and very moving. One man's journey to find the Savior. I really enjoyed it.
5 out of 5 stars.
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