With Easter in mind, I've put together a collection of resurrection stories for you to read as you celebrate Christ's resurrection. Some of the stories are from the pages of the Bible, one is a modern-day testimony, and another is a fiction novel you might want to read during this season of new life and rebirth:
The Resurrection of Jesus Christ
There are at least 12 different appearances of Christ in the resurrection accounts, beginning with Mary Magdalene and ending with Paul. These were physical, tangible experiences with Christ eating, speaking and allowing himself to be touched. Yet, in many of these appearances, Jesus is not recognized at first. If Jesus visited you today, would you recognize him?
Jesus Raises Lazarus from the Dead
This Bible story summary teaches us a lesson about persevering through difficult trials. Many times we feel like God waits too long to answer our prayers and deliver us from a terrible situation. But our problem couldn't be any worse than Lazarus'—he had been dead for four days before Jesus showed up!
What Did Lazarus See?
Wouldn't you have been eager to know just what Lazarus saw during those four days he ventured into the afterlife? Curiously, the Bible doesn't reveal what Lazarus saw after his death and before Jesus raised him back to life. But it does make plain one very important truth about heaven.
Robert's Resurrection Testimony
Robert was pronounced dead at 17-months-old after falling from a three-story window. On the way to the morgue, his grandmother insisted that he was alive. She saw his toes moving. Though baby Robert miraculously survived, on Christmas Day, 1948, doctors told his parents to take him home to die. But Robert did not die. He's still alive today, and testifies of God's answered prayers throughout his life.
Waking Lazarus by T.L. Hines
T.L. Hines made a grand entrance onto the novelist stage with his first book, debuting in my favorite genre: supernatural suspense fiction. Not many books have hooked me with the first sentence, but this one did. Jude Allman is immune to the power of death. He has died three times and each time comes back to life. Intrigued? Read a book review and consider picking up a copy.