6 years ago, one of my favorite books on defending the historical resurrection of Jesus was published: “The Case for the Resurrection of Jesus” by Gary Habermas and Mike Licona. I’m indebted to both of these authors for a lot of my knowledge in this area. Ever attended one of my workshops on Jesus’ resurrection? Behind my in-class Pictionary games and weird mnemonic devices is the stuff I learned from these guys!
Today, apologetics bloggers are drawing attention to Mike Licona’s new book on the resurrection “The Resurrection of Jesus: A New Historiographical Approach.” If you’re ready to go deeper, you need to check this out. Gary Habermas calls this an original work and says:
This is simply required reading for anyone who wants to master this subject.
From the publisher: Could there be any new and promising approach to the question of the historicity of Jesus’ resurrection? Yes, answers Michael Licona. And he convincingly points us to a significant deficiency in approaching this question: our historiographical orientation and practice. He then carefully and effectively applies his principles and methods to the question of Jesus’ resurrection.
Mike Licona is the Apologetics Coordinator at the North American Mission Board and a Research Professor of New Testament at Southern Evangelical Seminary.
Browse sample sections of his new book here: The Resurrection of Jesus: A New Historiographical Approach.
[Update: Check out my top picks for preparing for Easter conversations: 7 Books on the Resurrection]