An Early Resurrection

An Early Resurrection

Life in Christ Before You Die

May | 2018

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"Adam Miller has put pen to paper (or finger to keypad) and struck again. In this rather remarkable little book, he invites readers to contemplate the beauty and blessing of living a life that is 'in Christ,' an expression the apostle Paul utilizes over 150 times in his epistles. Miller focuses on how members of the body of Christ may prepare best for a glorious future hereafter through experiencing “an early resurrection” here, in the present. Reflecting on the message of this book carefully will motivate readers to look upon the gift of time much more carefully and certainly with new eyes. Within this volume is to be found a distinctive but profound new look at the Savior’s atonement, a gentle but persuasive prod into the quality of life, the 'abundant life,' that God desires for all of His children. This is a book that can adjust your perspective and thereby change your life."

—Robert L. Millet, Professor Emeritus of Ancient Scripture, Brigham Young University

"When a prophet’s trust in God’s future promise was so sure that he lived as if it had already been fulfilled, a special Hebrew verb tense known as the 'prophetic perfect' was used. Adam Miller articulates that experience for us, then shows us how to get there. In Christ, we can both release our grip on our timebound fears and enter the present more deeply."

—Wendy Ulrich, author of Let God Love You

"This book is two things: the candid report of an ardent soul on its quest for redemption, and the reflections of a philosopher on the gospel and time. It will appeal to readers who manage their religious struggles by thinking, as Adam Miller does so productively."

—Richard Lyman Bushman, author of Joseph Smith: Rough Stone Rolling

"This is a book about time—particularly Christ’s ability to defy, fold, and reorder time for our benefit. In a wonderfully fresh, thought-provoking approach, Adam Miller effectively challenges readers to live today as though Christ’s promises were already realities. Because they are. An ideal read for anyone seeking the authentic life—a life in Christ."

—Camille Fronk Olson, Professor of Ancient Scripture, Brigham Young University

"You will look at the world differently after reading this book. 'An Early Resurrection' will help you see many things in a new light: the Book of Mormon, Paul’s New Testament writings, gospel ordinances, people you meet, your stress over too many deadlines, and time itself (especially time itself). Miller’s book offers a deeper understanding of what it means to be alive in Christ now, in the present. And you’ll care for, and care about, the present in a way that can only come with being alive."

—J.B. Haws, Assistant Professor of Church History and Doctrine, Brigham Young University


"One of the finest books I’ve had the pleasure of reading. It is the kind of book that can reorient the way you experience the ordinary life you are currently living. As one who has spent a great deal of time fretting about my place in the world to come, the message Miller brings is a soothing balm to an achy soul."

—Madison, Third Hour, June 28, 2018

"Miller’s work will challenge readers to think deeper about their personal efforts to apply the atoning sacrifice of Christ in their 'current' lives and not wait for blessings that will come at some future time. "

—Mike Whitmer, Deseret News, August 30, 2018

"Adam Miller has written an engaging and thought-provoking book. Although not vast in pages, it does contain a depth of thought that invites everyone to read and contemplate the nature of time."

—Robert Wheadon, LDS Apologist Now, October 12, 2018

Publication Information

Publication Date: 2018

ISBN 13: 978-1-62972-368-6

Page Count: 128

Size: 4.25 x 7

Binding: Paperback

Price: $11.99

Imprint: Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship, Deseret Book

Adam S. Miller

Adam S. Miller is a professor of philosophy at Collin College in McKinney, Texas. He and his wife, Gwen, have three children. He is the author of many books, including Rube Goldberg Machines: Essays in Mormon Theology (Draper: Greg Kofford Books, 2012) and Speculative Grace: Bruno Latour and Object-Oriented Theology (New York: Fordham University Press, 2013), and two editions of Letters to a Young Mormon (Maxwell Institute & Deseret Book). He also serves as the director of the Mormon Theology Seminar.

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