Review: Who Moved the Stone?

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The last few weeks have been crazy busy.  I haven’t had much time to blog, but I impressed myself with finishing another book at the end of January.  That means I read 4 books in as many weeks.  This latest one was called Who Moved the Stone? by Frank Morison.

Frank Morison was a journalist during the late 1800s.  He was a naturalist who wanted to disprove the resurrection.  So he some time looking into the historical record using his journalist training to discern what really happened.  He writes about his take on the week leading up to Jesus’s crucifixion and ends a week after.

Morison dissects the psychological ramifications of the events, the way stories tend to be told and develop, and the historical facts of how the religions and governmental bodies of the day worked and where this story deviated from they way they were supposed to operate.

Morison moves through these points with remarkable depth and clarity.  Some of the things he points to I had never thought of despite these events being a matter I’ve pondered for ages.  I’m not sure my words can possible due Morison justice.  He went into such remarkable depth in his study that I’m not sure it could be said that anyone else’s study compares.

If you have ever pondered these events and wonder what actually happened during the week before and after Jesus’s death, you owe it to yourself to read this book.  It’s $11 retail or free at your local library.  And with its brevity you can easily read it in a week.

Now Reading: The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson

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