Reviews of GONE
Bishop Charles E. Blake Sr.
West Angeles COGIC
Presiding Bishop, Church of God in Christ, Los Angeles, California
It is often said that God has innumerable children, but no grandchildren. An inherited faith is an inherently weak faith. So the basic truths of the Gospel – the distinctive beliefs that make men and women Christian
– must be taught in every era, and withstand the scrutiny of the self-appointed intellectual elites of that era.
Founder and Pastor Judah Church
Gone – Afterword
This inspiring book, Gone: One Man...One Tomb...One Sunday...
, pushed my mind to consider those that have had to sit in a doctor’s office waiting for their name to be called, and knowing the time of their appointment, watch the time on the clock as seconds seem like months and minutes seem like years. They replay every year of their lives like a movie in their mind up until this moment of their fragile existence. They know this moment that is about to happen will change everything in their NOW and everything in their NOT YET. They have walked through the season of shock and unbelief of the reality that the dreams and desires they were looking forward to might only have been just that - dreams and desires but never a reality.
President of TBN
One of my greatest memories with Pastor Rod Parsley happened almost 20 years ago. I was in Nashville at TBN and we were presenting an Easter play live around the world. One of my duties during the play was to come out and do the narration between scenes to allow time for the cast to change the scenery.
We had just decided to add another scene from 1 Corinthians 15 where Jesus appeared to the 500, and I was tasked with writing another narration for this new scene. I studied and studied to find the most perfect script but nothing came to me. The night of the new scene I was almost in tears because I didn’t know what I was going to say. I nervously walked into the play and tried one last time to think of something. As I sat there unsure of what to do next, Pastor Rod walked past me, he was there that night to preach, and I said to him, “Pastor Rod, please help me!”
Pastor grabbed the mic and words began to flow out of him like honey, it was like a voice from Heaven. He gave the most perfect narration and it was so beautiful. The audience was in awe. Once he was finished I fell at his feet in tears thanking him. Pastor Rod had just saved the play!
This is just one of the countless times I witnessed God’s word pour out of Pastor Rod. He is always ready at any moment to share God’s word and what a blessing it is to call him my friend!
This book will change your life! Once again, honey flowing from heaven to save the day, from the heart of Pastor Rod Parsley. Read it and you too will fall at the feet of a ready writer.
Brother Kenneth Copeland
Kenneth Copeland Ministries
Anything Rod Parsley writes should be required reading for the Body of Christ. Gone: One Man... One Tomb... One Sunday... is extraordinary.
Marcus D. Lamb
Founder – President, Daystar Television Network
“It is one thing for us to understand Christ’s death from a 21st century perspective, but it was quite another thing for them to view it live in the 1st century and see their Lord and Savior put into a tomb. Rod Parsley in “Gone: One Man, One Tomb, One Sunday” transports his readers back to the 1st century, and through facts, history and traditions, lets us walk through the most momentous event in the history of the world in a way we will never forget. It’s a must read you will not regret.”
Governor Mike Huckabee
Former Governor of Arkansas
“Compelling stories fill Dr. Rod Parsley’s latest book, “Gone: One Man, One Tomb, One Sunday” and as he weaves in great illustrations from modern day life with the power of the resurrection of Christ, the reader is reminded of the single event that didn’t just change history, but defined it. In the style that has made his pulpit ministry so influential, Dr. Parsley will keep your undivided attention and you will be blessed!”
Dr. Perry Stone
Host of Manna Fest Television Ministry
“Once again Pastor Rod Parsley had penned a masterpiece of a book Gone: One Man, One Tomb, One Sunday. This may be the most detailed book taking the reader on a journey through the most important three days of world history. Christ himself said “that if He be lifted up He would draw all men unto Him.” In my own ministry I have observed that the greatest anointing and altar services always occur after preaching on the subject of Jesus Christ; His life, death, burial and resurrection. Be prepared to take this journey when reading this book that will clearly paint images of events that changed the world.”
Dr. Coy Barker
Author and Senior Pastor Elevation Point Church Loganville, GA
“Pastor Rod Parsley is a mighty leader in the Kingdom; a most remarkable man of God. This book is a must read for all of God’s people.
The anointing of seven times greater will be sensed as you read this power-packed book. Pastor Parsley is a great friend,
as well as an on-point prophetic voice, powerful pastor and author. If you read one book in 2016, this is it!”
Dr. Mark L. Williams
Presiding Bishop, Church of God
Pastor Rod Parsley puts his best foot forward in “Gone: One Man, One Tomb, One Sunday” as he weaves snippets of modern history with intricate details of the resurrection weekend in order to paint a newly-relevant picture of Christ. So much of what we claim to know and love of the death and resurrection of our Lord is deepened as Pastor Rod saturates the reader with scriptural facts and challenges. “Gone” challenged me to examine my own interpretation of the crucifixion, death, burial, and resurrection in a way that was enlightening, casting a new light on Christ’s redemption plan.
Dwight Thompson Ministries
TODAY, WE MUST KNOW…
1) What we believe…
2) Why we believe it…
Rod Parsley’s new exciting book, “GONE: One Man, One Tomb, One Sunday” answers both! Jesus uttered from the cross: “IT IS FINISHED!”
He was reporting back to His Holy Father… “MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!”…
Total, complete VICTORY over sin, death, hell, and the grave.
This VICTORY brought fallen man back to God, and sealed Satan’s doom… ONCE AND FOR ALL!
JESUS DEFEATED SATAN AT CALVARY… AND HE DID IT ALL FOR YOU AND ME.
This is a book you will want to read and re-read.
“GONE: One Man, One Tomb, One Sunday”
is fact-based on the infallible Word of God.
Bishop George G. Bloomer
Senior Pastor of Bethel Family Worship Center
Dr. Rod Parsley has done it again in his new literary work Gone: One Man… One Tomb… One Sunday…
For over 40 years he’s been on the frontline, upholding the blood stained banner of the Lord and
proclaiming righteousness to this generation. And here, he does it again powerfully, walking
readers through the rights and privileges of every believer. As you read Gone, you’ll gain a
deep understanding that death is not the final frontier – for if Christ be in you, He is the
hope of glory! Where there is a death, there will be a resurrection. The God that we serve has power beyond life to resurrect you to walk in the light of the Lord Jesus Christ! Now is the time for believers to respond to the clarion call to rise up and walk into the enemy’s camp. This book will give you the right and the tools to take your heel and press it against the head of the serpent so that you can walk in victory, breakthrough and deliverance. It has changed my life. I know it’s going to change yours too.
Pastor, United Nations Church International
Without an empty tomb we all were certainly doomed! Rod Parsley's latest release "Gone" is absolutely riveting, thought provoking, incredibly insightful, and powerful! Death and shame has no power over us because Jesus, our hero, conquered the grave! Reading this book will revolutionize your life!
Dr. Ron Phillips,
Senior Pastor, Abba’s House
Rod Parsley has penned a classic theatrical of the resurrection of Jesus Christ in his new book, “Gone: One Man, One Tomb, One Sunday.” Written in a lyrical style this writing shouts victory to all who will embrace its truths! It is a wonderful companion volume to Pastor Parsley’s book, The Cross.
I commend it to all who desire “the power of His resurrection” in their lives.
Global Foundation, Cleveland, Tennessee
The capstone principle upon which Christianity stands is the doctrine of Christ. Failure to align with this biblical doctrine—especially the truth of Christ’s resurrection—lies at the root of most heretical deviations from true faith. Rod Parsley, in Gone, utilizes his deep understanding of Scripture and his access to the latest findings of responsible scholarship to make a rock-solid defense for this crucial doctrine. Parsley goes beyond the cold facts of research and presents a warm, personal, you-are-there portrayal of the events of the Sunday that changed the world.
Solid Rock Church
In this thought-provoking book Rod Parsley takes us on a journey full of insight and revelation that opens
the eyes of the reader and shows that what looks like earth’s and heaven’s darkest day is really its most triumphant!
Evangelist Daniel Kolenda
President, Christ for all Nations
In Gone, Dr. Parsley skillfully paints a portrait of the three most important
days in history, weaving the individual perspectives of those involved together
with rich insights from Scripture and history, like the many threads of a beautiful
tapestry. I found myself entering into their stories and experiencing the resurrection
as never before—a truly edifying and inspiring read.
Pastor Jonathan Miller
Senior Pastor of New Beginnings Healing Center
“Dr. Parsley, one of our generation's foremost and greatest proponents of the cross, has now turned our attention to the resurrection. The resurrection is not just an event. It is a revelation. One, that if received, will revolutionize every area of our faith and Christian walk. "Gone" is a timeless masterpiece with a message that is vital for today. No matter who you are, your call, or your occupation, "Gone" will indeed revolutionize your life as you experience the event and the revelation of Christ's resurrection.”
Pastor Tommy Bates
“Reading this book was like a living adventure! The emotions of my soul embraced the horrifying challenges of a prisoner of war. Eloquent words from the author's pen carried me to a bleeding hill of the suffering Christ. As my heart felt the cold dark shadows of night, the clouds rolled back and I began to soar like an eagle with resurrection power. It's all about Jesus, and it just doesn't get any better than that.”
Pastor Larry Huch
Rod Parsley is a phenomenal pastor, teacher and author …. this new book contains powerful
insights and biblical revelation that bring to life the power of Jesus and His resurrection!
That power is still with us today. For those looking for an in-depth study of the biblical,
historical and spiritual meaning of the crucifixion, death and resurrection power of Jesus Christ
this book is a must read. The revelations in this book are dynamic and will change your life forever!
Dr. Mike Murdock
When Rod Parsley talks... the world listens.
When Rod Parsley talks... I change.
This book of wisdom will change you forever. Invest in copies as gifts to significant friends.
Thank you, mentor & man of God, for your spectacular investment in all of us.
Hank & Brenda Kunneman
One Voice Ministries and Lord of Hosts Church, Omaha, NE
There probably isn’t a biblical verse that better depicts ultimate defeat more than, “O death,
where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?” This taunting phrase makes a mockery of Hell’s
evil intent with the joyous reminder that death and the grave do not get the final word. Death has
been utterly beaten by One who disappeared from a guarded tomb. Once again, Rod Parsley has
constructed a masterful literary work. In poetic story like form, coupled with sound biblical
truth and historical accuracy, Pastor Parsley skillfully details the magnificent impact of Jesus’
empty grave upon humanity. His book, Gone, is a captivating writing that is easily grasped by the
newest believer, but is saturated with in-depth revelation that influences the most mature saint.
It is a must read for every person who desires to understand and truly know the power of the Resurrection!
Dr. Frank Summerfield
Founder & Sr. Pastor Word of God Fellowship, Church, Christian Academy, & Daycare
Pastor Rod Parsley has brilliantly, dynamically, and passionately captured the eternal revelation of the most important and significant event and story since creation: Jesus’ life, death, burial, and supernatural resurrection in this masterpiece book Gone: One Man, One Tomb, One Sunday. This book will take The Body of Christ to a whole new level of revelation about Jesus Christ our Savior.
Pastor Henry Fernandez
Senior Pastor, The Faith Center
I’m never surprised at how Rod Parsley, the amazing preacher and teacher that he is, so
masterfully expounds on the Word of God. In GONE: One Man... One Tomb... One Sunday,
Rod has done it again! In it, he asks: "What made the Resurrection the linchpin of God’s grand
design to wrest control of Planet Earth away from that ancient deceiver? Why did divine justice
demand not only the death of an unblemished innocent, but also the conquest of the grave? What
really transpired in those hours between that late Passover Friday afternoon and that Sunday
I agree with Rod that if the Church were to truly grasp the answers to these questions, if the eyes
of our understanding were opened to what really happened that weekend and what one man, in one
tomb, on one Sunday accomplished for us, it would transform everything in us and around us. I
believe God’s anointing is on Rod Parsley to hear from Him, and communicate the truth of His Word
in such a way that the eyes of our understanding are truly opened. This book, and the revelation
it brings about Jesus’ death, burial and resurrection, is proof of that. Not only will it change
how you view the Resurrection, but it will change your life!
Pastor Jim Raley,
Lead Pastor Calvary Christian Center, Ormond Bch. FL.,
President and founder of Calvary Network International and Author
In his latest book, “Gone”, with riveting clarity Pastor Rod Parsley unfolds the events revolving around the resurrection of the King of the Ages, Jesus Christ. Every hope filled, death defeating page encourages the reader to embrace the crown jewel of Christianity’s faith, a risen Savior, a ransomed bride and an empty tomb.
Mark T. Barclay, Preacher of Righteousness
President, Supernatural Ministries Training Institute
President, Righteous Preachers’ Network
Founder, Living Word International Church
Rod Parsley has done it again! A prolific author, with an end-times call to holiness and the altar, Dr. Parsley has once again written a powerful evangelism tool for the body of Christ. This book, Gone: One Man, One Tomb, One Sunday, will change your life forever. It is a “must read” for every Christian. I pray everyone everywhere will read this book and be enlightened and inspired to chase God and enjoy the full benefits of Calvary. This is the best book I’ve ever read on this critical subject. I hold the author in high esteem. Great job, Rod!
Dr. Fred Hammond
Pastor Rod Parsley in “Gone: One Man, One Tomb, One Sunday”, takes us on a powerful journey of the greatest story of love, sacrifice, and redemption! He uses powerful, heartwarming illustrations of events from today to help bring truth, life and a clearer understanding of the resurrection and power of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ! This book is truly a phenomenal read!
Apostle Guillermo Maldonado,
Founding senior pastor, King Jesus International Ministry, Miami, FL
I consider it an honor and a privilege to write an endorsement for my friend, Pastor Rod Parsley, for any one of his anointed books; however, this one is of particular importance to the Body of Christ. His latest book, “Gone: One Man, One Tomb, One Sunday” deals with the most imperative message of all times – Jesus is alive! The resurrection of Jesus is the basis for our salvation, redemption, provision, healing, deliverance, and more. Indeed, it is the “the jubilee of the universe”, as Pastor Parsley coins it for all who would confess Jesus as Lord. In this book, Pastor Parsley goes on to explain this message with powerful revelation and a solid biblical base in such a way that it will bless and impact people in this and other countries, spanning various cultures, ethnicities, and age groups. This message is for everyone! Therefore, I strongly encourage you, whether you are a pastor, leader, or church member, to read Pastor Parsley’s latest book, “Gone: One Man, One Tomb, One Sunday”, because its central message – the resurrection of Jesus – has the power to renew your soul, transform your mind, mobilize you in your calling, and completely revolutionize your life!
Dr. N. Cindy Trimm
Author, Minister, Life-Strategist
Dr. Rod Parsley does it again in his new book, “GONE: One Man... One Tomb... One Sunday...” This is the second
installment book in a literary trilogy, which began with his 2013 work entitled “The Cross: One Man... One Tree...
One Friday.” The first book is seminal to Dr. Parsley’s newest offering because it was a clarion call to return to
the cross. “Gone…” is unquestionably without parallel in that it gives us a rousing glimpse into the moments
immediately following Jesus’ death through to His Resurrection.
As usual, Dr. Parsley unapologetically and masterfully demonstrates his spiritual maturity, literary genius,
intellectual bandwidth, ministerial integrity and contemporary relevance as he shares the compelling story of
Jesus, the Son of God – the Son of Man whose selfless sacrifice of His life would split time between B.C.
and A.D., and through His death ushers humanity into a new dispensation of grace. Rarely do we see any speaker
who articulates a message with prophetic clarity and stirring eloquence transpose his oratorical gift to the art
and skill of writing books.
A big-picture look through historical lenses at the closing of the dispensation of law, Dr. Parsley has provided
a great service to the body of Christ as he leads the reader on a journey towards spiritual growth and maturity.
The consistency of brilliantly and cleverly stated practicalities and infectious extravagant language actually
enhances the reader’s ability to easily extrapolate principles for every day Christian-living.
For an emerging and new generation of believers this book will radically and fundamentally change the way they
view the relevance and the significance of the death, burial and resurrection of Christ. I predict they will be
encouraged to live a life pleasing to God in an anti-Christ world. For the mature saint, this book underscores
the apostle Paul’s statement, “for to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain”. (Philippians 1:21 KJV)
It is my prayer that each reader will see the passion of Christ and resolve within their hearts that anything we
do for God is not only worth living for, it is also worth dying for.
Bishop John I. Cline
New Life Baptist Church
In this anticipated sequel, GONE: One Man... One Tomb... One Sunday..., Pastor Rod Parsley, my valued friend and brother
in the Kingdom, continues to amplify the very emotional discussion of the death, burial and resurrection of our elder
brother, Jesus the Christ. In his didactic approach to extrapolating the chronology of the final events of Jesus’ life
to their most graphic and truthful limits, he tables an erudite discussion to moisten the appetite of the casual reader’s
appreciation of the distance true love would go, while he confronts the born again believer to understand in-depth and
extraordinary detail, the pain, suffering, compromise, humiliation and anguish that was accepted by the Son of God in
order to prove that short of this ultimate sacrifice, His love would indeed never be contented to have done enough to
guarantee our redemption. The reflections Parsley shares will effortlessly cause the conscience of the redeemed to
stir in humble appreciation of, and quite fathomable adoration for, the King of Kings.
Pastor Parsley deliberately overemphasizes the need for us to remember, respect, revere and return the cross to its
rightful place as we live out our daily redemption stories. The skillful, precise and unapologetically grateful account
he offers of Jesus’ blood that was shed, rejuvenates the realization of the believer that the Blood will
indeed never lose its power. The discussion is significant and is directed both at those who know Christ and
those who need to know Christ. The representation of the sorrowful crucifixion events is an altar call in itself,
as it retells the greatest love story that would ever happen during the course of human history: A mandatory blood
sacrifice to cover committed sin, which could be obtained only via a premeditated death plan, arranged and communicated
by the Father, processed and accepted by the Son, as a redemption consideration for every living human being to
regain an opportunity at eternal life.
Anyone digesting these tragic circumstances, including the most seasoned of Christians, will have to analyze and
reconcile with: Hard but real truths (not fully exposed in the Bible) regarding the circumstances immediately
following Jesus’ death on that Dark Friday; what really happened during the waiting period throughout the entire
day on that Silent Saturday; and the glorious resurrection events on Liberty Sunday. It is the cross that sets us
free! And this riveting exposition of that old rugged cross is so full of passion and bitter-sweet recall, it
might appear to have been orchestrated and designed for melancholy; but whether deliberate or not, it will definitely
arrest the conscience of, and reset the ‘gratefulness switch’ in the lives of the many readers it reaches.
It is a must read for everyone who seeks a solid faith foundation, those who seek to build upon their faith
foundation or those who simply seek truth about the greatest love story of all time. This second installment in the
trilogy will continue to transform the lives of those who seek to grow in every way as they continue their spiritual
journey in a time-space continuum that so easily causes us to lose focus on the significance of the cross to each
and every life potential.
International Recording Artist/Minister/Songwriter
"Never before has there been a greater need for the message of "GONE: One Man... One Tomb... One Sunday..." by Pastor Parsley. In the midst of despair and the darkest moments of our lives, Pastor reminds us that our purpose was locked in the tomb in Christ, and is made available to us through His glorious resurrection! This is a must read to understand the pain of the tomb, and the authority of the resurrection! Glory to God!"
Worship Pastor of Covenant Church, Carrollton, TX
Pastor Rod Parsley has done it again. Without question, he is a gifted writer. I was captivated from the first few paragraphs of "Gone: One Man, One Tomb, One Sunday" and didn't want to put it down. I found myself wanting to read more. I believe this new
contribution will bring hope and life to multiplied thousands of believers around the world. I was personally blessed and encouraged by this book and I know you will be too.
Pastor Danny Wegman
Pathway of Life Church
Dr. Parsley has penned another masterpiece! This book is not written by mere reason, but by divine revelation.
“Gone: One Man, One Tomb, One Sunday.” answers with clarity questions that the world has wondered concerning the death, burial and resurrection of Christ. The pages come alive with truths that unfold in a way that captures the heart of the reader. This is a must read for every believer who seeks a deeper understanding of God's redemptive plan for man kind. It will be impossible to read this book and not be changed!
Former Professional Baseball Pitcher for the New York Yankees
As a former Closer for the New York Yankees I know first hand the importance of finishing off your opponent. Pastor Parsley's description of how Jesus Christ saved humanity by triumphantly Closing and sealing our victory through the power of His resurrection is a must read for all!
Pastor Mark Vega
Pastor Parsley once again delivers an instant classic as he expounds on the intricacies of the greatest event ever recorded in human history, the resurrection of our Savior. This book will be referenced for generations.
Bishop Orrin Pullings
United Nations Church International
Pastor Parsley's book, Gone is an enchanting story that will captivate you from the very beginning. Utilizing famous historical events,
he is able to set a scene that is parallel to the happenings of Jesus.
Gone explores the mysteries of the resurrection and exposes the truth about privities from the time Jesus was placed
in the tomb, until the time He rose. In reading this book, you will change the manner in which you think, worship, believe,
expect, experience and witness. If you are ready to ascend to the next level, it is imperative that you read this book - it
will change your life forever.
Pastor Robert Morris
Founding Senior Pastor, Gateway Church - Best-selling Author, The Blessed Life, From Dream to Destiny, and Truly Free
Most of us know that Jesus’s resurrection changed everything, but have you ever looked
into all the details surrounding those three days? In Gone Rod Parsley explores the history
of the resurrection, from the Garden of Gethsemane to the empty tomb, in a way that I think
will transform your life.
Pastor, The Potter’s House of North Dallas
The age-old story of the resurrection of Jesus Christ of Nazareth comes
to life in this brilliant portrayal by Dr. Rod Parsley. Believers across the
globe know that Jesus was crucified, died, and rose again, but few have ever
fully explored the mystery of exactly where He was during those three days in the
tomb. I invite you to take a compelling journey into the depth of this powerful
successor to The Cross.
Spoken Word Ministries
Dr. Rod Parsley’s message is a rhema word on the suffering, death, and resurrection of
our Savior. It delivers the reader from having spiritual selective memory during
difficult times in their lives. The words on the pages of this book ignite new levels
of faith and proclaim that the promises of the Lord are yes and amen, even in the midst of
experiences between Christ’s crucifixion and resurrection.