Who Moved the Stone – Frank Morison
Essential reading in the build-up to Easter has been the classic ‘Who Moved the Stone?’ by Frank Morison (not his real name). I was sure I had read it before, but chose to re-read it this week. Morison brings out certain details of the last week of Christ’s life which are easily overlooked and deepens one’s appreciation of the Gospel narratives. What Morison is most remembered for, of course, is how writing this book transformed his scepticism about the resurrection of Christ into certainty about its historicity.
On one level, most Christians will be less than happy with some of Morison’s conclusions, because he brings into doubt the reliability of some parts of Scripture (and thus makes some wrong conclusions, I would dare to say). However, when we consider that he purposefully took the approach of being rigorously methodical in order to present a work for even the most cynical of minds, he makes a valuable and worthy contribution to Christian apologetics. Though first published in 1930, this book has been reprinted many times over and is readily available today. This is a good tool for equipping you to defend the truth of the resurrection, especially in these days of extreme scepticism.