In his Raised with Christ, Warnock offers several autobiographical observations about his own renewed appreciation for the Resurrection. In chapter eight–upon studying the apostles’ preaching in Acts–he discovers various ways in which the Resurrection applied. Then he adds:
But prior to that study I had definitely spent more time thinking about hat Jesus’ death had achieved. While his resurrection was in the back of my mind, I was inclined to simply feel glad that Jesus was no longer dead, rather than giving much thought to how the resurrection might impact me personally (103).
One of the helpful features of this book is the admonition to think of death and resurrection as part of the same coin, and to treat the apostolic use of one as an affirmation of the other.