This small book recounts that story using original sources and specialist analysis. It traces events leading to that inevitable and drastic conclusion, describes the five trials and two scourgings involved, culminating in its cruel end. But it was not the end. The Easter Story vibrates with its mysterious and unexpected miracle - the resurrection of the victim. It transformed his followers from a frightened group, hiding from the authorities, into bold witnesses willing to endure opposition, persecution, and even martyrdom as they spread their Good News around the world. Their story is now the most widely read book of all time, translated into over 670 languages and parts of it in over 3,000 translations.