The resurrection accounts are not only about God's triumph over evil and death. They are also stories of encounter with God - the recovery of that ancient intimacy briefly enjoyed in the Garden of Eden.This absorbing volume, which includes some of the author's own poetry and reflective pieces, suggests that in entering into the resurrection stories from the Gospels, we step outside time and place into a strange and wonderful world where death no longer holds sway. Here we meet a wounded God, scarred with the marks of crucifixion - a risen Christ, in whom God once more becomes familiar. And through the wonderful intimacy we are able to enjoy with this truly close yet ever mysterious God, we gain the energy and courage to strive to establish his topsy-turvy kingdom on this, his own dear earth.
THE REVD CANON DR TREVOR DENNIS taught Old Testament Studies at Salisbury and Wells Theological College before joining the staff of Chester Cathedral, where he is Vice Dean. He is the author of many titles for SPCK, including Keeping God Company and God Treads Softly Here, and of The Book of Books (Lion), a retelling of the story of God's people for children.