For many people the resurrection is a nice thing to believe in; a handy subject to return to at Easter time or when discussing apologetics. Otherwise we treat it as an event that happened long ago and far away—a “happy ending” to the gospel, after the darkness of the cross.
But Sam Allberry shows us that the resurrection is far more than a mere event. It isn’t just for Easter, it has overwhelmingly positive implications for our lives every day.
The resurrection gives us real assurance of forgiveness and salvation, power to live new and transformed lives, and hope for life after death. Our lives are now different; we have been lifted. Read and be transformed by the real significance of the resurrection.
About the Author
Sam Allberry studied at Wycliffe Hall in Oxford and has worked with Overseas Missionary Fellowship and at St. Ebbe’s in Oxford, England. He is currently associate minister of St. Mary’s Church, Maidenhead, UK.
Publisher: P&R Publishing Company
Publication Date: February 2012
ISBN 10: 159638431X
ISBN 13: 9781596384316
“The pastoral staff of Covenant Life Church all put aside time to read and discuss Lifted—you should too.”
– Joshua Harris, Pastor of Covenant Life Church, Gaithersburg, MD; author of Dug Down Deep
“Sam Allberry has written a wonderful book on the significance of the resurrection. Full of great images, clearly organized, encouraging, humorous, biblical, insightful – I could go on. Reading this little volume on a central but neglected topic will benefit your life. If you would like more assurance, transformation, hope and purpose, this book shows you how we get all that from the resurrection of Christ.”
– Mark Dever, Pastor of Capitol Hill Baptist Church, Washington DC
“Sixty years ago, the night I came to know that Jesus, God’s beloved Son, had so loved me that he died for my sins, I was given Philippians 3:10 as my new life’s verse: ‘That I may know [Christ], and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings...’ (AV, my emphasis). After reading this book, Lifted, by Sam Allberry, I feel I have at last entered into a full (or at least, a fuller) understanding of knowing ‘the power of his resurrection.’ I am only sorry I did not read this book many years ago!"
– Dr. Helen Roseveare, author and former missionary
“IT USED TO BE SAID that teaching about the Holy Spirit was the Cinderella of Christian doctrines. If that was ever true, it certainly isn’t now. But the resurrection of Christ would have a much better claim to that title. There are plenty of books and sermons that outline the arguments for its historicity but very few that explain its significance, despite the fact that the New Testament writers proclaim again and again that everything has changed now that Christ is risen. I warmly welcome this excellent book by Sam Allberry and pray that it will be used by God to restore the truth of the resurrection to its proper prominence in our thinking.”
– Vaughan Roberts, Rector of St Ebbe's Church, Oxford, UK; President of the Proclamation Trust; author of God's Big Picture
“I think this book rocks! All Christian people need to know the great joy of living in the light of the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. Sam Allberry has done us all a favor in writing such an engaging and readable book about such a vital subject. It is by turns amusing, moving, encouraging and profound. Writing out of his years of ministry to university students and from his own Christian experience, Sam helps us to look to a familiar horizon with fresh eyes. Lifted is a book that could easily form the center of a discussion group, but individual readers will be – well, ‘lifted’! – by what they find here.”
– Dr. Michael Jensen, Lecturer in Christian Doctrine, Moore College, Sydney and author of You: An Introduction
“It is extraordinary that there are relatively few books that focus on the vital implications of Jesus’ resurrection. This book helps to plug that gap with a much–needed introduction to what the resurrection has accomplished for us. Sam Allberry peppers good teaching with engaging illustrations which make this a very helpful book for everyone who wants to re–examine this truth.”
– Adrian Warnock, blogger and author of Raised with Christ: How the Resurrection Changes Everything
“Lots of Christians discuss and think about the effect of Jesus’ death on their lives, but many seem to be confused about how the resurrection fits into the picture. Lifted will help Christians of all ages and stages worship the Jesus who really is alive for the glorious hope he offers us.”
– Maurice and Anna McCracken, UCCF Relay Co-ordinators
“Very fresh and accessible – full of nice personal illustration and clear explanation.”
– Mark Meynell, Senior Associate Minister, All Souls Church, Langham Place, London
“Exactly what we need: joy–giving gospel truth, served up garden fresh. Read and rejoice!”
– Michael Reeves, Theological Advisor for UCCF