Wednesday, March 19, 2014

book review: Captivated

Captivated Beholding the Mystery of Jesus’ Death and Resurrection Thabiti Anyabwile
CAPTIVATED by Thabiti M. Anyabwile

Author Thabiti Anyabwile encourages readers to take a long look at Jesus and his suffering for our sins. Something which has been impressed on our hearts recently is that we are so used to reading the account of Jesus' life, death and resurrection. We pass over the verses about the crucifixion with a little sadness and sometimes tears. But how often do the tears really flow? I'm not judging anyone, I'm speaking from personal experience and encouraging each of you to think about this as well.

   This five chapter-long book is a compilation of the author's sermons on the subject. It is very personal and easy to grasp, as well as being easy to take in chapter by chapter. As I have found with several of Reformation Heritage's books, the content of each chapter is an easy length to take in at a time, and the questions at the close of each make further contemplation easier.


Product Description

The Bible implores us to take a long look at Jesus, forcefully beckoning us to “come and see” through profound questions connected with Jesus’ death and resurrection. These questions drive us to consider not just the events themselves but also their meaning as we take a long look beneath the surface and find more of the never-ending treasures of Christ. In Captivated, Thabiti Anyabwile invites you to set aside your early lessons on politeness and stare (yes, do stare) into the mystery of the cross and empty tomb.
Table of Contents:
1. Is There No Other Way? (Matthew 26:42)
2. Why Have You Forsaken Me? (Matthew 27:45-46)
3. Where, O Death, Is Your Victory? (1 Corinthians 15:55)
4. Why Do You Look for the Living among the Dead? (Luke 24:5)
5. Do You Know These Things? (Luke 24:17)