“Helps skeptics come to terms with the Easter story”
Easter is around the corner, and perhaps there is someone in your life who is a bit skeptical of the story of a man coming back to life 2,000 years ago after being brutally tortured and then crucified on a wooden cross. Consider gifting them this new, short book (<60 pages) published by @thegoodbookcompanyusa. Is Easter Unbelievable? by Rebecca McLaughlin provides a basic overview about the historicity of Jesus, the implications of Jesus’s death on a cross, the plausibility of his resurrection, and the desirability of Jesus’s offer of eternal life with him. As I’ve come to expect from her other books, she deftly uses other stories to illustrate the truths of Christianity, like events from Harry Potter. But my favorite analogy in this work is how she uses the 007 movie, No Time to Die, to explain the greatness of Jesus’s love for us and his actions as the Savior. In a world where happy endings are hard to come by, McLaughlin shows why the resurrection of Jesus makes for the happiest ending of all.
McLaughlin writes, “You see, if Jesus really did come back to life, it's not just a matter of magical curiosity, like "What do mermaids eat?" If Jesus did come back to life, it means the Maker of all time and space has stepped into the universe for love of you. It means that you were worth his death and that he wants you in his life. It means you are more seen and known and loved than you could dare to hope and that the greatest offer ever made is sitting on the table, waiting for you to take it up.”