For Christians, the Cross is a symbol of salvation and hope of eternal life. Our faith rests on what happened on the Cross, but can we find hope there for our everyday lives? When we’re feeling lonely, guilty, or tired? When we feel like giving up? Yes, the events of the crucifixion and resurrection can give us hope. The words Jesus spoke, the things that he did (or didn’t do, in some cases) can give us hope and be an example for us. Max Lucado carefully lays out each scene and points out the lessons to be learned. Some may surprise you.
Since each chapter is only a few pages long this book could be used a devotional, but it can be read straight through as well. This book focuses on what out faith should focus on… the Cross. The death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. No deep theology here. Lucado uses this book to break the events down and gets us focus on the words that were spoken and the things that were done, pointing out lessons we can learn from these things. Lucado has a way with words that helps bring you back to the foot of the cross as if you had witnessed it yourself. You will surely “discover hope in the unlikeliest place.”
1) Is it understandable? = 5
2) Presentation of Information = 5
3) Accuracy = 5
4) Quality of Writing = 5
5) Overall Enjoyability = 5
Average of score 5
Overall grade = A
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I received a complimentary copy of this book for review purposes from BookSneeze.
This was book 41 in my 52 Books in 52 Weeks challenge.