Had death won? Had Jesus ceased to exist? Despite his power and promises, had their beloved Master been permanently felled, becoming just another victim of the universal scourge of mankind? How could the disciples have thought otherwise? In all of human history, no one had ever avoided death or escaped the grave.
As a boy of fourteen, author Andrew Skinner endured the trauma of his father's sudden, unexpected death. The resulting grief, doubt, despair, and fear he experienced help us to more fully understand the disbelief and sorrow the disciples of Jesus must have felt as they witnesses their Master's violent death by crucifixion.
In The Garden Tomb, the third volume in his trilogy on the atonement of our Savior, Brother Skinner affirms the wonder of it all—that Jesus did conquer the tomb, becoming that "as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive."
Citing the scriptures, credible testimonies of faithful Saints, and the teachings of leaders of the Church, this inspiring book vividly describes the Savior's glorious triumph over the grave and testifies of our own eventual liberation from death. In doing so, Brother Skinner dispels some of the most compelling uncertainties associated with mortality: What happens to our spirits at the moment of death? What might we experience in the interval between death and resurrection? What will the wonder of resurrection mean to us and to those we love?
The Garden Tomb affirms the message of the ages: All mankind will be resurrected. Because of Jesus Christ, we are assured that the grave is not our final destination, merely the portal to immortality and eternal life.
Has many profound insights and thoughts. Worth reading again.
This series by Andrew Skinner is amazing! All three books to this set enlighten the reader to the times that Christ lived in, his mission, and ministry. These books will build faith in the Savior and his Atonement, and I highly recommend this series to anyone.