Resurrection Shock

Did the Disciples Get It Right?

by Lane Sanford Webster



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 4/22/2020

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 422
ISBN : 9781973667117
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 422
ISBN : 9781973667094
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 422
ISBN : 9781973667100

About the Book

Whether or not they follow him, most people who know of Jesus believe he was a highly ethical person and profound teacher who challenged the powers that be and died an unjust death. But was that all? Did his life end with his death like every other normal human being? Or as the first-century documents called the gospels assert, was Jesus raised physically from the dead? Did he come back to life to walk and talk and eat and show his scars? Did his disciples get it right? Is death not the end of the road?

This book presents key lines of historical evidence for the resurrection of Jesus. At its heart, it is the story of the resurrection witnesses. Witness reports, their backstories, and accounts of the way they lived their lives going forward allow the reader to evaluate their character and credibility. Remarkable archaeological discoveries and secular historical figures enter the picture when they cross paths with the witnesses. The resurrection of Jesus is controversial, so alternative theories that deny it ever happened get evaluated as well. Reading this book puts you on a journey to understand what really happened in the earthly life of Jesus, which just may be the most important journey anyone can take.

About the Author

Lane Sanford Webster is a theological thinker and commentator. He studied history at Stanford University in northern California and biblical theology at Regent College in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. He has worked in pastoral ministry, in an independent research consultancy, and in multinational corporate business in the United States and in Europe. Having raised three dynamic children, he and his wife Brooke, a counselor and life coach, reside amid the forest, ocean and barista ecosystems of the Pacific Northwest.