Hi everyone, My name is Paula Gooder and I thought I'd pop into the group today to tell you a little about me, and a little about my book. I trained in New Testament studies in Oxford (my tutor was Tom Wright ...you may have heard of him?) and since then I have been teaching in seminaries and churches trying to communicate my joy in, and passion about, the Bible. I currently work for the Bible Society in England and Wales as their Theologian in Residence and Head of Bible Engagement. I wrote this book because I love Easter and the resurrection so much and wanted to explore it more. I hope you'll enjoy reading it, but more importantly, I hope you will enjoy thinking more deeply about the resurrection and all it means for us.
- Hi looking forward to reading this book. Already read the preamble :-)
- Skipped to the chapter on the Ascension. Enjoyed reading the following quote. It is Jesus’ ascension that bears our humanity right to the throne of God and it is this in which we can now have confidence. As a result of this, we have permanent access, through prayer, to God’s throne, and the author reminds us that we should make the most of it. We can approach God in prayer knowing that he will be constantly, generously and unstintingly on our side as a result of Jesus, the risen and ascended High Priest.
- Paula, i would be intrigued to hear you views on Resurrection not just about coming alive again but more about exaltation so that we are seated with Christ in heavenly places. I am not so fussed about the former but that the latter gives more hope and joy🌍🌍