Saturday, October 19, 2019

The Last Man at the Inn by R. William Bennett

The Last Man at the Inn

Author: R. William Bennett

Publisher: Ensign Peak

Published: Oct 8th, 2019

ISBN13: 9781629726038

Hardcover: 208 pages

FTC FYI: I received an ARC from the publisher, all views and opinions expressed are my own.

Goodreads summary

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.

My review

Beautiful story, heartfelt, and very moving. One man's journey to find the Savior. I really enjoyed it. 

5 out of 5 stars. 

Purchase links

Amazon Kindle / Amazon hardcover / Deseret Book

Author links

Amazon author page / Goodreads / Website

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