When the Church gets lost in the maze of competing cultural agendas, its revolutionary message and life-giving influence are compromised and eventually consumed. This increasing marginalization is exactly what began to happen in the latter half of the twentieth century. Many say the answer is for the Christian community to seek a more prominent position in society, but respected teacher and bestselling author Robert L. Wise contends that we must confront the surrounding culture with a deeper understanding of Christ's resurrection. Only by recovering and sharing the resurrection of the living Lord can the Church reclaim the experience of the first believers, who found in the resurrection a doorway to personal redemption that, in turn, transformed society around them. The Son Rises is a fresh exploration of Jesus Christ's resurrection from the dead and his promise of continuing relationship with those who believe in him.
Robert L. Wise is the author of numerous articles and more than thirty books, including Crossing the Threshold of Eternity and the bestselling The Third Millennium. He has been the principle lecturer for the Bethel Series in Canada, Germany, and the United States, and has made multiple TV appearances to discuss his books and world travels. His work has been translated into Spanish, Dutch, Chinese, Korean, Japanese, and German. Wise is an archbishop in the Communion of Evangelical Episcopal Churches. More information about his writing can be found at www.robertwisebooks.com.