It has started to happen. People have been buying copies of Hope Reborn to give away, and as a result some people have become Christians. Early in the life of the book I received the following DM on Twitter: “Encouragement! I’ve given 2 copies of Hope Reborn to 2 Alpha graduates. Both gave their lives to Jesus after reading half the book! Thanks.”
This was so exciting to hear.
We also gave away a copy of our new book Hope Reborn to everyone at Jubilee Church, London because we wanted to help anyone who wasn’t sure they were a Christian, to make sure our people really understood the gospel for themselves, and to help equip them to share it with others.
I have heard of some pastors who are considering doing a similar thing with their congregations.
The gospel offers us an eternal hope.
Many today simply do not understand it because we have been guilty of assuming too much.
We also made the book available on our bookstall for our people to purchase copies to give to their friends or family. It will probably cost you less to buy your friend a copy of this book than it would to pay to take them out for a coffee and cake. Some bought five copies or more. One asked to buy a whole box.
Will you offer the gift of hope to someone you know?
In the UK we can offer an additional 8% discount on anything you buy at 10ofthose.com if you follow the link and type in “hope08” as the code during checkout.
A free chapter is available to read here.
Raised With Christ: How the Resurrection Changes Everything
by Adrian Warnock
Jesus truly is alive today. But compared to his atoning death, Jesus’ resurrection sparks relatively little discussion in the church. Inadvertently,we can become so focused on the good news that Christ died for our sins, that we almost forget he was “raised for our justification” (Romans 4:25).
In Raised with Christ, author Adrian Warnock exhorts Christians not to neglect the resurrection in their teaching and experience. Warnock takes his cue from Acts, where every recorded sermon focuses on Jesus’ resurrection. He stresses that Christians who faithfully proclaim both the death and the bodily resurrection of Jesus, and live out the implications of that message in vibrant,grace-filled churches, will be enabled to reach a world that lives in death’s dark shadow.
The power of the risen Christ is active in every true Christian, transforming our lives. Raised with Christ will help you discover afresh the massive implications of the empty tomb. Jesus’ resurrection really has changed everything.
A free chapter on the evidence for Jesus’ resurrection is available online.
“Raised with Christ is wonderfully accessible to ordinary Christians because Adrian Warnock is, in his own words, an ordinary Christian. Those who follow his popular blog will recognize his sincere and straightforward style, as he explains why the resurrection is not merely a dry doctrine about a past event but a promise that the life of the risen Christ can transform our lives today.”
—Nancy Pearcey, Author, Total Truth: Liberating Christianity from Its Cultural Captivity
“The resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead separates Christianity from all mere religion—whatever its form. Christianity without the literal, physical resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead is merely one religion among many. Adrian Warnock points us all to the centrality of the resurrection for every dimension of the Christian life. Adrian is a first-rate communicator and a man whose life demonstrates the joy of Christ’s resurrection. You will be greatly blessed by this book.”
—R. Albert Mohler Jr., President, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
“Finally, a new generation of readers has a clear and highly readable book on the resurrection of Jesus Christ. In Raised with Christ, Christians are in for a delightful surprise as they grasp anew all the benefits which flow from Jesus’ resurrection—what an awesome difference it can make in our lives, our churches, and our communities! Thank you, Adrian, for helping to open our eyes to all the glories and the blessings of Christ’s resurrection and the power, present and future, which proceeds from it.”
—Joni Eareckson Tada, Founder and CEO, Joni and Friends International Disability Center
“Jesus is alive! And, as my friend Adrian Warnock will help you learn, this fact changes everything for everyone.”
—Mark Driscoll, Founding and Preaching Pastor, Mars Hill Church, Seattle, Washington; Founder, Resurgence; Co-founder, Acts 29; NY Times #1 best-selling author
“An important reminder—for members and leaders in Christ’s Church—that the celebration of Jesus’ resurrection isn’t just for Easter. It’s for every day of our lives. Since Jesus rose from the dead, everything he said and did is not only true, it has a profound impact on how we are to live. This book not only reminds of that, it also points us toward meaningful application of this life-changing event.”
—Elliot Grudem, Director, A29 Network; pastor, Mars Hill Church; Editor, Christian Beliefs
“Adrian Warnock presents a beautiful picture of why the resurrection matters to each of us. In Raised with Christ, the resurrection of Jesus is unleashed to its exalted place where it supplies our new birth, surrounds our new life, and empowers our new mission. With great clarity, Adrian teaches how the resurrection of Christ matters every day.”
—Ed Stetzer, President, LifeWay Research; contributing editor, Christianity Today
“Adrian Warnock rightly highlights the common neglect of the resurrection and helpfully shows why this matters. Come and share the excitement of his own rediscovery of this central event of our faith.”
—Tim Chester, Director, The Porterbrook Seminary; author, You Can Change and A Meal With Jesus
“This book faithfully expounds the Bible’s teaching on Christ’s resurrection and ours and applies the power of Christ’s resurrection to our lives here and now. Read it and know better the immeasurable greatness of God’s power toward us who believe.”
—Bobby Jamieson, Assistant Editor, 9Marks
“Adrian Warnock is brilliantly obsessed with the resurrection! He believes that Jesus Christ being raised from death is the only way to have hope that goes beyond the grave. In this punchy and accessible book, Adrian helps us to look forward expectantly to a life of eternal future joy, united with God, and in this life, to experience the Holy Spirit and preach the good news in the power of the resurrection. I’m thankful to Adrian for reorienting me to this essential ingredient of life and belief. You will be too.”
—Marcus Honeysett, author, Finding Joy
“Books are often dull, repetitive or have nothing new to say. Raised with Christ is different. It is well-written, well-researched, and well-worth reading. Read this book and Adrian will excite your heart, stretch your mind, and bless your soul with the fantastic, life-changing truth of Christ conquering death. I’m excited to promote this book.”
—Jonathan Carswell, founder of The 10 Group of Companies (incorporating www.10ofthose.com)
“This is an excellent book on a much neglected subject. We Christians need to learn again to be Easter people, and Adrian has done us all a great service in producing this book.”
—Sam Allberry, author, Lifted
“Every so often, a book is written that reawakens our soul to some gloriously powerful aspect of the full gospel. The resurrection is such a truth, and this is such a book. Adrian Warnock has been a part of the church I lead since 1995 and has served on our leadership team for more than ten years. It is my delight that he has written this engaging volume on such a life-transforming truth. If you want to know why the resurrection is crucial to your faith, if you want to know where the power for a transformed life comes from, then read this hugely accessible book and gain fresh insight into the most powerful event that has ever happened, the resurrection.”
—Tope Koleoso, Pastor, Jubilee Church, London
“Packed with gems and clear, heart-affecting theology, this is a plum pudding of a book that the church badly needs.”
—Michael Reeves, Head of Theology, Universities and Colleges Christian Fellowship (UCCF); author, Delighting in the Trinity and The Unquenchable Flame
“Adrian has helpfully drawn the spotlight back to a strangely under-emphasized element of evangelical faith. He writes winsomely and with fitting enthusiasm. I hope many will find their way to a fuller grasp of the gospel through this highly accessible book.”
—Joel Virgo, Lead Pastor, Church of Christ the King, Brighton
“Adrian Warnock has a passion to put the resurrection back in the center of our proclamation. He understands that without a risen Savior there is no credibility to Jesus’ claims, no salvation through his death, no reason for Christian living, no explanation of the church’s existence, and no hope of eternal life. This book challenged me to reexamine my own preaching to see whether there was enough of Christ risen in it.”
—Liam Goligher, Senior Minister, Tenth Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; author, The Jesus Gospel
“Congenital heretics, in every generation, take a fiendish delight in warping the gospel. The gospel is centered upon two great facts—Christ’s crucifixion and stand-in death for us to expunge our guilt, and Christ’s return from the grave in his body to secure our salvation and the renewal of all things. The latter is criminally neglected in much preaching and writing. Few books exist that can inspire and excite both preachers and general readers alike concerning the importance of the resurrection as this one does. Warnock’s bang-up-to-date, big-picture approach is a gold mine of glittering insights, designed to shatter our dulled over-familiarity and rekindle an awed sense of wonder.”
—Greg Haslam, Senior Minister, Westminster Chapel, London