Our Risen Lord Author:Marcus Loane The Resurrection of our Lord is of critical importance to Christinas. "If Christ is not risen," wrote Paul, "then is our preaching vain, and your faith is also vain" (I Corinthinans 15:14). The Resurrection is not some minor episode, not an incident which may casually be jettisoned without affecting the faith in any significant manner. It is at ... more »the very heart of Christianity. If it is not true, then our whole faith, in the great apostle's words, is "vain."
For this reason Christinas come back to the cross and the Resurrection again and again. It is no coincidence that the great Christian festival of the year is Easter, that time when Christians everywhere commemorate the Lord's victory over death and hell and the force of evil.
Says Archbishop Loane, "We find ourselves in the presence of a great mystery when we try to comtemplate the real nature of the risen body of the Lord Jesus. When he rose from the grave, he rose to die no more; he would never again be subject to the power of death, for 'death hath no more dominion over him.'" It is this wondrous aspect of the risen Saviour that the author explores in a seires of provocative chapters: It is the Lord, A Fire of Coals, Lovest Thou Me?, Thou Knowest All Things, When Thou Shalt Be Old, Follow Thou Me, Many Other Things, I Am With You, Carried Up Into Heaven, This Same Jesus and he concludes his study with an invigorating discussion of the Holy Spirit and his ministry in the world today.
Archbishop Loane is noted for the sharp prespective of his analysis of Biblical truth and the vitality of his writing style. Both are remarkably present in this latest volume from his talented pen.« less