Monday, May 20, 2013

Recommending "Risen"

I'm very glad I read Risen this Spring.

Steven Mathewson has done a marvelous job of crafting 50 bite-sized meditations on the resurrection that are both theological and applicational at the same time.

With exactly 50 "reasons why the resurrection changed everything," it fit perfectly between Resurrection Sunday (Easter) and Holy Spirit Sunday (Pentecost, yesterday).

Mathewson masterfully takes readers on a treasure hunt through the New Testament to find out how the apostles connected the doctrine of the resurrection to other points of doctrine and then to our lives.

On one level, I knew most of the things he said, but I had never thought as deeply or as interconnectedly about them on the level that Risen takes you, especially all at one time.

I will be re-reading Risen next year. Highly recommended.