Sometimes a story can become so familiar that it begins to lose its power to startle and amaze. It’s tempting sometimes for Christians to think we know the story of Jesus’ life, death and resurrection—and to forget to be changed by it. Yet no other story in all of history holds such a promise to transform us. The events surrounding Christ’s Passion really happened, and the people who experienced those events were real people, just like you—individuals with their own histories, preconceptions, desires and ambitions. In The Day That Changed Forever, Dr. Tim Roehl tells their stories, bringing to life the sights and sounds, hopes and fears, experienced by those who encountered Jesus during His last week.What must Barabbas have been thinking when he was set free so an innocent man could die in his place?What must have been going through Mary’s heart and mind as she stood looking at her son on the cross? What led Annas, a religious leader, to use his influence to condemn Jesus to death? Let the unique viewpoints of the real people at the cross bring fresh perspective to familiar events and awaken in you a new found passion for the old, old story.
The Day that Changed Forever (Regal , 2010)
Dr. TIM ROEHL is the author of Christmas Hearts and Surprised By Grace, and of numerous dramatic sketches used in churches across North America. He also writes regularly for The Evangelical Challenge and other magazines. Dr. Roehl served in pastoral ministry for more than 20 years, and is now a missionary with Church Resource Ministries, serving leaders around the world. He and his wife, Shirley, have two daughters, Aubrey and Elise.