Whether or not they follow him, most people who know of Jesus believe he was a highly ethical person and profound teacher who challenged the powers that be and died an unjust death. But was that all? Did his life end with his death like every other normal human being? Or as the first-century documents called the gospels assert, was Jesus raised physically from the dead? Did he come back to life to walk and talk and eat and show his scars? Did his disciples get it right? Is death not the end of the road?
This book presents key lines of historical evidence for the resurrection of Jesus. At its heart, it is the story of the resurrection witnesses. Witness reports, their backstories, and accounts of the way they lived their lives going forward allow the reader to evaluate their character and credibility. Remarkable archaeological discoveries and secular historical figures enter the picture when they cross paths with the witnesses. The resurrection of Jesus is controversial, so alternative theories that deny it ever happened get evaluated as well. Reading this book puts you on a journey to understand what really happened in the earthly life of Jesus, which just may be the most important journey anyone can take.