The Last Man at the Inn (Hardcover)

One Man's Quest to Believe

By R. William Bennett

Shadow Mountain, 9781629726038, 208pp.

Publication Date: October 8, 2019

Other Editions of This Title:
Compact Disc (1/7/2020)
MP3 CD (1/7/2020)

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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 lifechanging 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.

About the Author

R. William Bennett grew up on the Jersey shore and in Connecticut. He is the author of the bestselling Christmas novella, Jacob T. Marley, and works as a division president of Franklin Covey. He and his wife are the parents of four children, and they live in the Southwest.