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Publication Date: 19 Nov 2009
Publisher: SPCK Publishing
Page Count: 96
Author: Stephen Cottrell
ISBN-13: 9780281061976, 9780281062959

The Things He Said

Reflections On Jesus' Sayings Between Resurrection And Ascension
By Stephen Cottrell
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The follow-up to the author’s highly successful The Things He Carried, this book takes the post-resurrection sayings of Jesus as starting-points and uses the same reflection format. The meaning and significance of the resurrection, how it was first communicated and how it is communicated to us today, are explored by piecing together these sayings of Jesus.

However, the content may not quite be what we imagine. Following the resurrection, we would expect the triumphant ‘I have risen from the dead’. Yet Jesus’ statements are so different, so apparently innocuous, that they are often overlooked. The Christian faith stands or falls on the resurrection of Jesus; without it, says St Paul, we are to be most pitied. In this revelatory book of surprising reflections, Stephen Cottrell’s retelling of the Easter story encourages us to slow down and hear it properly – perhaps for the very first time.
About the Author
Stephen Cottrell is the Bishop of Chelmsford and was formerly the Bishop of Reading. He has worked in parishes in London and Chichester, as Canon Pastor of Peterborough Cathedral, as Missioner in the Wakefield diocese and as part of Springboard, the Archbishop's evangelism team.
Press Reviews

A lively and original piece of work, which contains much to stimulate both thought and debate.

- Church Times

An accomplished devotional writer, Cottrell brings a very lively approach to his work. The Things He Said is actually energizing to read, conveying the Easter story in imaginative and atmospheric writing.

- The Church of Ireland Gazette

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