What would you do, given the second chance of a lifetime?
Like most men in their thirties, Lazarus has plans that don't involve dying. He's busy. Life is good.
But he can't cheat destiny.
Lazarus dies. Jesus weeps. Lazarus returns to life. This part we all know.
But as Lazarus is about to find out, returning from the dead isn't easy. He thinks he wants a second chance at life, but what will he do when he gets it?
As gripping as a thriller and endlessly thought-provoking... Surprising, spellbinding, witty and utterly original
Lazarus is Dead is a delightful falsehood - a brilliant novel and a shining example of the gospel untruth
This clever and original book keeps the reader guessing until the death - and beyond
An idiosyncratic delight...Yet again, Beard shows himself to be one of our most inventive novelists
A brilliant reimagining of the Lazarus story...wry, incisive and surprisingly moving (Favourite Books of 2011)