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The Jesus I Never Knew Chapter Summary & Analysis - Part 3, What He Left Behind: Chapter 12, Ascension: A Blank Blue Sky Summary

Philip Yancey
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Part 3, What He Left Behind: Chapter 12, Ascension: A Blank Blue Sky Summary and Analysis

Yancey begins this chapter be detailing how Jesus and the disciples lives would have been different had Jesus not been resurrected. Yancey admits it would be easier to ignore the claims of Jesus had He not actually come back from the dead. Yancey also ponders the ascension of Christ—that while the disciples focus on the resurrection of Christ, the ascension is the high point of Jesus' time on earth.

Yancey next discusses Jesus' intention never to stay on the earth. From the beginning, Jesus plans to leave His ministry in the hands of His disciples. In their grief, however, they do not fully accept this knowledge at first, even after Jesus tells them plainly during the Last Supper. Yancey also touches on the...

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