Book Review: The Resurrection Fact

Easter is quickly approaching! This Sunday Christians will gather to celebrate the event which changes everything. To be sure, the incarnation and death of Jesus are essential and as important. Yet, if the resurrection of Christ did not occur, we are still left in our sins and are without hope (see 1 Corinthians 15:17-19). It is during this season, too, channels like CNN run specials on the claims of Christianity, usually to the neglect of biblical truth. These specials do not so much ask, “What does the resurrection of Jesus Christ mean?” as much as they are asking, “Did the resurrection of Jesus Christ even happen?” As Christians, we claim the resurrection of Jesus did indeed happen. But how do we go about affirming that and defending biblical truth amid those who disagree? Enter in The Resurrection Fact: Responding to Modern Critics.

In this work edited by Pastor John J. Bombaro and Professor Adam S. Francisco, The Resurrection Fact takes eight chapters written by various men in their respected fields to show the resurrection of Jesus Christ was a physical resurrection that happened in history. As well, these authors not only affirm the reality of the resurrection but they also speak to the significance and meaning of the resurrection. The authors of this work are aware of scholars and the like who disagree with them. As a result, they inform the reader what unbelieving scholars and people are saying and then they give the reader substantive evidence and material as to why we can be sure of the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

There is much to affirm in this book, although a couple of times an author may seem to be setting up strawman arguments of their opponent. As well, it should be said the book can be technical at times for some readers. Nevertheless, The Resurrection Fact: Responding to Modern Critics is a good resource for a Christian who is interested in investigating how to defend the reality of the resurrection.

I received this book for free from NRP Books/1517 Legacy via Cross Focused Reviews for this review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own and are my honest review of the book.

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