Tuesday, February 10, 2015

A Book Review: The Resurrection In Your Life by Mike McKinley

The new book The Resurrection in Your Life by Mike McKinley is a short read intended to help the reader think about the implications of the resurrection in his life.  It is a follow-up book to Mike's previous book entitled The Cross in Your Life.

Mike is the pastor of Sterling Baptist Church in Sterling, VA.  I do not know for sure, but it seems that the book may have developed from a series of sermons.  The book is also very accessible and easy to read.

Mike begins by unpacking the resurrection where the women first came to the tomb.  It then moves quickly to the events following the resurrection.  Though the title of the book emphasizes the resurrection, and Christianity would be non-existent without the resurrection, the book felt more like a Christianity 101 resource than a book focused on the resurrection and its direct implications.

The book is structured with a section of Scripture to begin each chapter.  Each passage quoted is narrative from Luke and Acts.  The chapter then explains the narrative and offers some insight with regard to application.  Each chapter then concludes with some discussion questions and a hymn.

The book is solid biblically.  I didn't find any issues there.  Overall I found the book to be interesting and helpful.  It won't likely make its way to the top of a list of resources that I recommend though.

I received a free copy of this book in exchange for this review as a part of the Cross-Focused Reviews Program.

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