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The Weekend That Changed the World:Â The Mystery of Jerusalem's Empty Tomb [Paperback]

By Peter Walker (Author)
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Pages   220
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.48" Width: 5.94" Height: 0.68"
Weight:   0.92 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jul 15, 2010
Publisher   Westminster John Knox Press
ISBN  0664222307  
EAN  9780664222307  

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This Spellbinding Book answers key questions that surround Jesus' death and argues that the events of that fateful weekend in Jerusalem changed the world forever. Layer upon layer of evocative detail draws the reader into the frightening hours leading up to Jesus' death. The volume traces the movements of all involved in his tragic execution and follows the story to the empty tomb, examining the improbability that anyone could be raised from death. Walker discusses at length the location of Jesus' burial, drawing on the evidence of the Gospels, archaeology, and church history, and focuses on the two likely lites: the Garden Tomb and the church of the Holy Sepulchre. Walker also explore the impact of Jesus' resurrection on Christians then and now, noting how the message of the Garden Tomb has been a source of inspiration to millions of people from all over the world; "He Is Not Here, For He Is Risen." Maps, drawings, and color photographs make this a fascinating documentary of the dramatic events of Jesus' final days on earth. Filled with painstaking research, it becomes, in the end, a compelling defense of the biblical account of the crucifixion and resurrection.

Publishers Description

In this powerful, spellbinding book, Peter Walker takes the reader on a guided tour through the backstreets and alleyways of Jerusalem as he documents the dramatic events of the last days of Jesus' life. Using maps, drawings, and color photographs, Walker constructs a myriad of evocative detail that becomes, in the end, a compelling defense of the biblical account of the crucifixion and resurrection.

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Very insightful  Jul 28, 2006
A very insightful look into the life and death of Jesus and the manyh questions sourounding the biblical tale, examining the evidence, the fact and new archeological discoveries. This book examines many facets of the last days of the life of Jesus, including especially quesitoning the location of 'Golgotha' and examining the claims pertaining tot he Garden tomb near Skull hill in Jerusalem. An interesting book the combines religion, theology, and archeology to examine the biblical tale.

Seth J. Frantzman
Good Story, Study & Conclusion  Apr 18, 2002
This is a good book. I purchased a copy while in Israel... Part 1 is a good telling of "The Story", Part 2 is "The Setting" = Come see the place where he lay. He is not here; for he has been raised. Matt 28:6. Part 2 talks about both locations and history of both the Holy Sepulchre & Garden Tomb. Part 3 "The Significance", this concludes the book. This book was so good I had to buy another copy when I got home from this site so I can keep my 'Israel' copy :)
A Pleasant Bit Of Speculation  Apr 17, 2001
Having visited the Holy Land in January of 2000 I was immediately drawn in by the cover of this book, with it's picture of the Garden Tomb (a possible alternative site of the tomb of Christ). Walker presents a nice chronology of the events of the weekend that changed the world (the weekend of the crucifixion and resurrection of Christ), that is a mix of info from the Bible and informed speculation. I used this book for a Sunday School class during Lent and it was well received. The speculation can be presented as speculation and makes for the beginning of some interesting discussions. I'd recommend this book to anyone with an interest in the crucifixion and resurrection placed in historical context, but especially believe it would be of interest to those who have visited Jerusalem and have seen both the church of the Holy Sepulcher and the Garden tomb.

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