In the midst of retirement, Sherlock Holmes is lured into what he believes to be a simple missing-person case. While investigating his new case, an apparent miracle saves his life and causes him to begin to question his own world-view. His client, the lovely and devout Miss Elizabeth Hackberry, off ers him an explanation for the life-saving miraclean explanation that challenges all that he knows and believes. In his attempt to prove or disprove Miss Hackberry’s belief that God was the One who saved his life, Holmes reaches the conclusion that he must personally investigate the most controversial, ancient mystery of all timethe death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. As a result, Holmes and Dr. Watson set out on a dangerous journey to Jerusalem. Along the way they face imprisonment, slavery, starvation, sheiks, and evil spiritual practitioners. An Opened Grave most likely will find its way into the hands of doubting friends and family members of the Christian audience. The story draws us into an ongoing debate between Homes and Watson as they attempt to rule out the impossible, and leave us only with the Truth. Though not intended to be a treatise on apologetics or doctrine, An Opened Grave credibly and respectfully addresses most of the popular and philosophical objections to belief that are held today.
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About the Author
Frank James is a pastor at Valley Springs Presbyterian Church in Roseville, CA, and holds an MFA degree in Theatre and Drama from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He is the recipient of numerous acting awards, including; the Elly Acting, Birdsal Acting, Robert Reed Acting, and Bank of America Best Actor. Frank is an accomplished playwright and has performed, directed, and toured with groups such as; Theatre Du Terte Paris, Last Minute Production (co-founder), Actors Alley Theatre, Long Beach Civic Light Opera, and Richmond Sheppard Theatre, Hollywood, among others.
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In 1908 Mrs. Hudson asks Dr. Watson to stay overnight in the room he once shared with the world¿s greatest detective Sherlock Holmes, as the woman insists she hears noises, but no one lives there. Watson, who misses those sleuthing days, agrees. That night a paranoid Holmes crawls through the window Watson realizes his friend is controlled by the drugs he takes. With Watson¿s help and a peer taking over the doctor¿s medical practice, Holmes goes cold turkey. --- Several days later, he tells Watson about Miss Elizabeth Hackberry asking him eight months ago to find her missing father Rockford, a devout member of the Anglican Church and a Foreign Office Official Attaché to Middle Eastern Arab Emirates. Holmes quickly locates Rockford, but bungles the rescue. Both are tied up and placed inside a sinking boat at sea with no hope for escape. Somehow a miracle occurred, freeing Holmes. Analyzing the situation and eliminating all possibilities except one, Holmes induces he is alive due to divine intervention caused by Miss Hackberry¿s prayers. He asks Watson to accompany him on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land to uncover the mystery of the Christ. --- Every time Sherlock Holmes¿ fans think we have seen everything under the sun, an innovative twist to the games afoot surfaces that is what happens with AN OPENED GRAVE. L. Frank James provides a fascinating look at Holmes and Watson, both retired from sleuthing. Though the opening sequence with Holmes being addicted rings true at first, it does seem off kilter later when he tells his tale to Watson that once he eliminated all the possibilities except one, a miracle saved his life. Using logic he begins a quest to uncover the real Jesus. Fans will appreciate this well written, entertaining and unique spin. --- Harriet Klausner