Mar 1, 2011

Quest for the Nail Prints by Don Furr

Beyond the realm of what some would call "the box" for lack of a better term, a theory stirs deep with author Don Furr's soul, an insatiable desire floating unconstrained somewhere between the boundaries of truth and imagination.

The concept of time travel.

And though logic seemingly wars against it, Don Furr wrestled with a creative spirit and found the courage to dream.

Haven't we all dreamed of walking with Jesus? Wondered what it would be like to talk with Him as He peers into our eyes and tells us the secrets of why. Do you long to touch His face and callused hands, knowing full well that your only response could be nothing more than a trembling smile as He brushes away your tears and peers into your soul? Do you want to hold Him close and never let go? What if you could touch the scars and thank Him for what He did for you? For us all.

Quest for the Nail Prints is the story of three ordinary people, chosen by God for an extraordinary opportunity. A journey so amazing, even they have a hard time believing that it is real. Through unrelated circumstances, Dr. Elizabeth Stewart, Reverend Paul Ryann and Professor Leonardo Van Eaton find themselves sharing a journey to the Holy Lands...when suddenly they are thrust back in time nearly two thousand years and find themselves face to face with the rugged radical Nazarene known throughout the region as Jesus of Nazareth.

This is the story of how a personal encounter with the living Christ in His time creates the journey of a lifetime!

With thousands of books on the market, what makes this one different? There is literally a hole punched through the entire book, from front to back. Why the Hole?

"The idea of the nail hole surfaced during the first draft," said Don Furr. "From the very start, I knew the part the nails would play. From there, the process simply took its natural course. The idea quickly flourished into the nail prints marking every page, much in the same way I picture the nails touching every page of our lives. It only seemed natural that they should touch every page of the story."

"Quest for the Nail Prints has been a dream come true for me! I have lived it, dreamed about it and even carried my laptop all over the world while writing it. From my home here in Tennessee to the icy waters of Alaska. From Mount Haleakala in Maui to Paris to London to Spain and Amsterdam. From the mountains of Romania to the dusty roads of Jerusalem-twice, even!"

"This story has bits and pieces of all of those places intertwined within its pages, and yet, it's as if the story has only begun. In my heart I guess I'll never be finished with it, not completely, but for the sake of the reader, there is a final chapter. I hope you enjoy the journey as much as I have."


Don Furr is the owner of an exhibit design and manufacturing firm. One advantage that Furr has over fellow writers is his ability to market. With the distinctive nail hole in every book the displays that are in stores are very different. Each is shaped as a cross, with the books hanging from nails. He lives in the Memphis, Tennessee area with his wife, Karen.

Check out the Quest Website, Blog, or on Facebook

Read the first chapter here.

Available at Barnes & Noble or Amazon
ISBN: 978-1936438020
Publisher: Sheaf House
Date of publish: March 2011
Pages: 352
S.R.P.: $14.99


Sometimes we stumble upon something that will ultimately change lives. Don Furr has put together a unique masterpiece that will impact anyone who reads Quest for the Nail Prints.

I was intrigued by the book synopsis, and eager to see how everything would play out in Quest for the Nail Prints. Three complete strangers were brought together by some rather dramatic events on their holiday to the Holy Land. They had no idea how much their lives would be changed as they were thrust into another time and place.

I love reading a book that captures my imagination and takes me on a journey to new experiences. As in the words of a well known song, we can only imagine what it will be like when we finally look into the beautiful eyes of Jesus. Reading this book, I really felt that I went along on this amazing journey. The descriptions were vivid and realistic, and I didn't want the journey to end. I wanted to stay in that beautiful place, and I couldn't stop the tears when the soldiers came to arrest Jesus.

Beautiful, heart-wrenching, soul searching and life changing.

For a really different kind of story ... one that just might change your life, pick up a copy of Quest for the Nail Prints. It is a timeless story brought to a new dimension through time travel.

Disclosure:  I was sent a complimentary copy of Quest for the Nail Prints through Sheaf House Publishers in exchange for my honest review.

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