Wednesday, March 19, 2014

did jesus really defeat death?

My good friend Brad Watson co-wrote a book entitled "Raised?" and you need to know about it. 

This snippet from Amazon gives a great look into what the book is about:
Did Jesus really beat death? That's what Christians for hundreds of years have believed, that Jesus Christ returned to life after death and burial in a stone tomb. To the modern mind, 'resurrection' is utterly implausible, but it was also doubtful to many first-century Greeks, Jews, and even some Christians. With such an incredible assertion at the heart of the Christian faith, it's no wonder that some people struggle to believe. Unlike any other book on the resurrection, Raised? encourages you to doubt in order to believe. Too often Christians look down on doubt, but in Christ, we see a person who welcomes doubt and encourages faith. Jonathan Dodson and Brad Watson don't shy away from the hard questions or settle for easy answers. They help you to see how the resurrection offers hope for the future and answers for the life and death questions we all face. 'I encourage Christians and non-Christians alike to read this book. . . . provocative, illuminating, and succinct.' ---Eileen Flynn, former religion reporter for Austin American-Statesman and Journalism and religion lecturer at the University of Texas 'Wonderfully demonstrates the plausibility of the resurrection of Jesus and the possibilities for a life of hope.' ---Sean McDonough, professor of New Testament at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and author of Christ as Creator: Origins of a New Testament Doctrine
I haven't read it yet because Colt is hogging our copy, BUT I assure you I'll be writing about it once I have.  For now, I want to show you these videos.  The story behind these videos is not technically in the book, but the concepts behind each video are.  If you've ever questioned why you believe in the resurrection or if you've ever just flat-out rejected the whole idea of it - take some time and watch.  Everyone can relate to this couple's story in some way, whether you're a Christian or not.  I guarantee it.

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

To purchase "Raised?" on Amazon, click here.

1 comment:

  1. I am so excited to read this! It's on my post-crazy work schedule list!


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