Have you ever stopped to think about why the resurrected Jesus hung around on earth for 40 days after he had come out of the darkness of the tomb? What was he doing all that time? How were the lives of those who were with him during those days altered forever?  How might your day-to-day life be changed by these accounts?

Jo Kadlecek’s latest book, “A Desperate Faith: Lessons of Hope from the Resurrection”, contemplates these critical questions, essential for any Christian. In it, she re-visits each of Jesus’ encounters with his friends helping us to contemplate in new ways what this experience was really like for them, how they were radically changed by what they had just been through, and how their lives were undeniably different after that.  And Jo also gives us in each chapter a tangible example of  the influence and impact of the resurrection in the lives of ordinary people.

If you’re like me, as you read this, you’ll be convicted by how little your daily life truly reflects the truth and hope of the resurrection of Jesus, and you’ll desire for that reality to take hold in more deep and meaningful ways.

I urge you to get this book. It’s a must-read for the summer.