Mar 21, 2011
Csff Tour: The Resurrection (day 1)
As a new member to the CSFF (Christian Science Fiction and Fantasy) Blog Tour, I am excited to share my reviews about the March book, The Resurrection by Mike Duran. When I read the synopsis, I was intrigued. By chapter 7, I was disappointed. Sometime around chapter 12, I was interested. But once I got to chapter 25, I was definitely hooked.
The Resurrection covers a topic not touched on much by most Christians. We like to think that as long as we keep our relationship with Christ on course, we are okay. And that would be great. But the reality is, there is another side. There is an evil, a god of this world. Can we overcome him? Absolutely! Does he still rule in our lives? Not if we stand against him. Do we have the strength on our own to stand against him? Not at all. That's why we have Jesus, and a relationship with Him. Paul tells us in Philippians that we "can do all things through Christ who strengthens" us. And in Ephesians he says that "our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against rulers, against authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms".
In The Resurrection, a stay-at-home mom attends a funeral. When her turn comes to view the body, she reaches her hand out and touches the dead boy. Seconds after she turns around, he sits up. This begins a chain of events that at first seem strange, that make no sense. (This is where I was disappointed in the book) It got me thinking though. What were to happen if a person was raised from the dead where I live? What would the reaction be? Better yet, what would the local churches have to say about it? Christians can actually be some of the biggest doubters. Yes, they believe that God can raise people from the dead. But for it to happen here, now? If it really happened... would it be believed? Or would people think it was a con?
For more exciting reads, please visit any of these blogs:
Book Reviews By Molly
Christian Fiction Book Reviews
Carol Bruce Collett
CSFF Blog Tour
Rebecca LuElla Miller
John W. Otte
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