Easter is just around the corner. As we begin to turn our gaze towards the death and resurrection of our Saviour, Jesus Christ, here are some resources that will help us to prepare our hearts and to meditate on the meaning of the cross.
Shaped by the Cross: Ken Gire
Christ suffered for you, leaving you an example, that you should follow in his steps.” 1 Peter 2:21 What must it have been like to draw near to Christ as he drew near to the cross? Reflecting on Michelangelo’s majestic Pieta, in which Mary gathers the suffering Jesus into her arms, Ken Gire offers seven meditations on a costly discipleship that invites us to take up our cross and follow our Savior—through death to life everlasting.
CBD Price: R110.00
Cross-Centered Life : CJ Mahaney
Remember Jesus Christ? Although it seems almost too obvious, the center of our faith is surprisingly easy to forget. C.J. Mahaney shows how to overcome our tendency to move on from the gospel of grace. Finding joy in the gospel – whose promises allow us to escape condemnation whenever it attacks – helps us avoid the prevalent trap of legalism. With practical suggestions, Mahaney demonstrates the difference between knowing the gospel and making it the main thing in daily decisions and daily living.
CBD PRICE: R100.00 (limited stock)
Passion: Mike McKinley
Some people see Jesus’ death as a historical footnote, buried in the past. Christians understand it is much more than that, and know it has transformed their future. Walking readers through Luke’s Gospel, McKinley looks at the events of the last day of Jesus’ earthly life. At each point, he pauses to marvel at the love Christ has for His people; and shows how Jesus’ people can learn from His passion, His care, and His integrity.
CBD PRICE: R125.00
God is on the Cross: Bonhoeffer
The cross and the resurrection were central themes for Bonhoeffer’s theology. These excerpts from sermons and letters contain his personal and faithful words about the crucifixion and the power of the cross for all Christians. Meditations on the Cross is ideal for devotional reading and personal reference.
CBD PRICE: R145.00 (limited stock)
Jesus, Dead or Alive? : John Blanchard
Christianity stands or falls on one stupendous event – the resurrection of Jesus Christ. If he is now no more than a handful of dust and bones lying somewhere in Israel, the Christian faith lies buried with him. Author, speaker and apologist, John Blanchard, examines the evidence, assesses the alternatives and provides a convincing conclusion.
CBD PRICE: R21.00
The Cross of Christ: John Stott
Now from one of the foremost preachers and Christian leaders of our day comes theology at its readable best, a contemporary restatement of the meaning of the cross. More than a study of the atonement, this book brings Scripture into living dialogue with Christian theology and the twentieth century. At the cross Stott finds the majesty and love of God disclosed, the sin and bondage of the world exposed. What emerges is a pattern for Christian life and worship, hope and mission.
CBD PRICE: R235.00
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