Sherlock Holmes is the world's best-known and most fascinating sleuth. This creation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle along with his plodding, patient friend and foil, Dr. Watson, have provided millions of people with many hours of diverting entertainment. In this well-written and enlightening work, Stephen Kendrick, Parish Minister of the Universalist Church in West Hartford, Connecticut, probes the spiritual practice of mystery from many different angles.

The author reveals Sherlock Holmes to be not only a bloodhound of justice but a Zen master of attention. He constantly practices what the Buddhists call "bare attention." As a guru of awareness and observation this detective searches for the elusive truth behind "the grime of familiarity."

Kendrick also sees Holmes as a practitioner of the art of making connections. In one story, he states, "All life is a great chain, the nature of which is known whenever we are shown a single link of it." And best of all, Holmes values small details or is a proponent of what Jesus called the mustard seed vision: "To a great mind, nothing is little."

"Holy Clues" is a marvelous primer on the many mysteries of the Spirit. After you close this book, you'll be challenged to see God's handiwork in the constant parade of people, places, and things in your everyday life.