Preparedness Notes for Tuesday – May 22, 2018

May 22, 1859 is the birthday of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the creator of Sherlock Holmes.

Doyle was born in Scotland and studied medicine at the University of Edinburgh, where he met Dr. Joseph Bell, a teacher with extraordinary deductive reasoning power. Bell partly inspired Doyle’s character Sherlock Holmes years later.

After medical school, Doyle moved to London, where his slow medical practice left him ample free time to write. His first Sherlock Holmes story, A Study in Scarlet, was published in Beeton’s Christmas Annual in 1887. Starting in 1891, a series of Holmes stories appeared in The Strand magazine. Holmes enabled Doyle to leave his medical practice in 1891 and devote himself to writing, but the author soon grew weary of his creation. In The Final Problem, he killed off both Holmes and his nemesis, Dr. Moriarty, only to resuscitate Holmes later due to popular demand. In 1902, Doyle was knighted for his work with a field hospital in South Africa. In addition to dozens of Sherlock Holmes stories and several novels, Doyle wrote history, pursued whaling, and engaged in many adventures and athletic endeavors. He died in 1930.

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  1. I love Doyle’s stories and didn’t realize until today we share a birthday, because someone cared enough to share the Gospel with me.
    And in 1984, 34 years ago, I accepted Jesus Christ as my Savior and Lord. He continues to peel my natural man away ~ allowing me to be a more loving and forgiving husband, father, brother and friend.
    Coming to a deeper Spiritual relationship with our Heavenly Father has given me the greatest Peace, sense of Wonder and glimpse of Eternal Glory. Thank God for His undeserving love towards me, once an enemy, who realized His Son, Jesus Christ was, is and always will be able to free me from my sin – once & for all.

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