That’s the name of Sanford’s chapter on The Raising of Lazarus (John 11). He points out that the Greek language has two distinct words for life: bios and zoe. The first of course refers to physical life and the second to spiritual: it is a spiritual state in which a person begins to participate, here and now, in this earthly existence” as well as in the beyond. It’s opposite is spiritual death, and we are always moving toward one or the other.
This movement and opposition runs like a thread throughout the Bible: in the garden the tree of life stands there, but the primal two (representing all of us) choose the tree of death.
Deut 30:19 “Today, I call heaven and earth to witness against you: I am offering you life or death, blessing or curse. Choose life, then…”
Proverbs 8:35-6: “whoever find me finds life, and obtains the favour of Yahweh;
but whoever misses me harms himself, all who hate me are in love with death.”
And on and on it goes: with our spiritual eyes open, we may see it wherever we look. Sanford says that this (John 11), next to the death and resurrection of Jesus, is the “most important statement John makes on this theme”, but there are many others.