A Resurrection Shaped Life

Dying and Rising on Planet Earth

By Jake Owensby Published
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Experience life with new eyes.

Can we begin to experience the resurrection in our ordinary life on earth? Bishop Jake Owensby says yes as he re-examines the biblical concept of resurrection and how Jesus’ resurrection influences his followers every day.
 
A resurrection-shaped life:

  • Finds hope through honest reflection on the past.
  • Discovers meaning in suffering.
  • Moves beyond shame and blame toward self-acceptance and compassion.
  • Emerges from loss and regret to find contentment and joy.
  • Develops forgiveness as a habitual way of life.
  • Transcends “us-them” divisions to form inclusive community.
  • Draws strength from the hope of life after life.

A Resurrection Shaped Life explains how we begin to experience resurrection in Christian practices such as repentance and forgiveness and discusses how new life emerges from our small deaths: suffering, shame, regret, and loss.

 

About the Author

Jake Owensby

Jake Owensby, (Ph.D., D.D.), is the author of four books including A Resurrection Shaped Life. He is the fourth Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Western Louisiana. Before his election as Bishop in 2012, he served as Dean of St. Mark’s Cathedral in Shreveport. Prior to that, he was rector of Emmanuel Episcopal Church in metropolitan St. Louis, Missouri and St. Stephen’s in Huntsville, Alabama, and assistant rector for Christian Formation at St. Mark’s in Jacksonville, Florida. Owensby is a graduate of the School of Theology at Sewanee, and was ordained to the diaconate and the priesthood in the Diocese of Florida. He has three adult children and lives in Alexandria, Louisiana with his wife, Joy, and rescue pup, Gracie. He blogs about looking for God in messy places at JakeOwensby.com.