The Case of the Empty Tomb

It’s a novel that explores what the response would be if someone thought they found the body of Christ.

Psalm 66:1-20

Reference: v.16 Come and hear, all you who fear God; let me tell you what he has done for me. (TNIV Bible)

Explore: The Case of the Empty Tomb, by Stephen Gaspar, is a book that went around my family a little while ago.  It’s a novel that explores what the response would be if someone thought they found the body of Christ.  This would mean no more resurrection and so how would that impact people’s faith.  I can remember having a conversation with my mother and mother-in-law about the book after we’d all read it.  While the book is fiction we were discussing how we would respond if someone claimed to discover Jesus’ body.  After reflecting on this question for a while I came to realize that, while I do believe Jesus did rise from the dead, that is not the only part of my faith that makes me believe.  I have had experiences throughout my life where I have felt that God has communicated with me clearly and therefore my faith has come to life, not just believing something that happened 2000 years ago, but by noticing God’s real interaction with me today.

Application: While its great to have our own experiences of God it’s also good to hear other people’s.  When we can see how much of an impact God has had in their lives then that helps us to know that our Lord and Saviour is alive today.

Prayer: Lord, thank you for connecting with humanity not just 2000 years ago but that you continue to connect with us every single day. Thank you for being a God who loves us and cares for our everyday needs.  Amen.

Ask someone to share their experiences of God with you today.

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This article was written by Linda Bailey

Linda started theological studies in 1999 in Australia. After working for ten years in various church ministries, she now works as the breakfast producer at 89.9 LightFM - the Christian radio station in Melbourne, Australia. She writes blogs every day about passages she is currently reading in the Bible. Follow her on Google Plus +Linda Bailey or Facebook by clicking the like button on the right of this page.

2 comments:

Stephen GasparMay 5, 2011 at 2:58 AMReply

Hi Linda,

Thanks for mentioning my book, The Case of the Empty Tomb on your website. I hope you liked the book. I followed it up with a medieval mystery entitled To Know Evil. It also has a lot to do with faith. If you get a chance to read it, I would like to know what you think.

God bless you in your work,

Stephen Gaspar

Linda BaileyMay 7, 2011 at 9:28 AMReply

Hey Stephen!
No worries about the mention, great to have your comment on the site. Would be keen to read the next installment. Are you able to get a media copy sent over to Australia?
Are you working on any other projects at the moment?
Really appreciate your work and thanks for touching base.
Linda.

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