Whenever I hear about a book that deals with resurrection in some form, I get excited. As I’ve been teaching the Bible in a local church context for a few years, I’ve encountered few people with much knowledge regarding the Bible’s teaching on resurrection. Christians believe that Jesus rose from the dead, but that’s about it. When I ask what the implications are of Christ’s resurrection, I’m answered with confused looks and blank stares . . . So naturally I’d gravitate toward a book like Adrian Warnock’s Raised with Christ: How the Resurrection Changes Everything . . . His discussion on the central role of Jesus’ resurrection in the book of Acts was extremely helpful. I’m not sure how anyone could not reference the resurrection in their evangelism after reading this chapter!
. . . Like Warnock, I care deeply about this subject and burn to make known the glory of Christ’s resurrection . . .There were a couple places where Warnock was simply outstanding. I mentioned his discussion on Acts, but perhaps the most powerful place for me was in his discussion of experiencing the risen Savior. As I read through quotes from the likes of Edwards and Spurgeon, I literally had to stop reading multiple times because I was so thoroughly convicted by my own apathy. Keep in mind, this almost never happens with me. If I truly believe that the same power that God used to raise Christ from the dead exists in me, I would not be so complacent. Oh Lord, forgive me!
“I was thoroughly convicted by my own apathy”
March 9, 2010 by