Contemplating the Cross: A 40 Day Pilgrimage of Prayer

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Thomas Nelson Inc, Jan 7, 2005 - Religion - 216 pages
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Few times of year lend themselves to pilgrimage and contemplation like Easter. For forty days, Christians have before them the opportunity to examine their own path and compare it with the incredible journey undertaken by Christ, from the agony of the garden to the glory of the resurrection. By sharing her journey, Tricia Rhodes provides the tools to cultivate the cross within and the inspiration to accept the Father's summons to kneel in its shadow. Scripture and daily exercises gently nourish the spiritual traveler, while journal pages wait to hold the story of personal reflection.

More encompassing than a devotional, more intimate than a mere yardstick of faith, Contemplating the Cross will become a treasured keepsake.

"May God touch your deepest soul and brand you with the fire of His devotion as you contemplate the cross of Christ." Tricia Rhodes

 

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I purchased extra copies of this book to give to friends and family members. The selected readings in your daily Lenton devotions from this author led me to the purchase. I have not read the book yet ... Read full review

The perfect collection of Lenten readings

User Review  - bduncanw - Christianbook.com

I was looking for a book of Lenten readings and this fit my needs. Each reading contains Bible verses as well as 3 sections: Read,Reflect and Respond. I read 1 each day and and this book is a perfect addition to my other Lenten studies. Read full review

Contents

The Beginning of the End
1
Man of Sorrows
5
Only the Father
9
In Struggle We See Him
13
THE ARREST
17
Human and Weak
19
Resolution
23
Betrayed by a Kiss
27
CRUCIFIXION
103
Forgiveness
105
King of the Jews
109
Mocked
113
Scorned
117
Two Responses
121
One Last Act of Caring
125
Darkness
129

Alone
31
THE TRIALS
35
Questioned
37
At a Distance
42
Accused
47
Things He Could Have Said
52
Hoping for a Sign
57
THE SENTENCING
61
Absolved
63
Scourged
67
Final Questioning
72
Crucify Him
76
Sentenced
80
CALVARY
85
Led Away
87
Via Dolorosa
91
Golgotha
95
Nailed to a Cross
99
DEATH
133
Forsaken
135
Thirsty
139
It Is Finished
143
The End
147
The Earth Responds
150
Reactions
154
Water and Blood
157
Taken Down
162
Myrrh and Aloe
167
The Sabbath
172
The Resurrection
176
The Rest of the Story
183
Suggestions for Small Group Contemplation
187
Resources
199
About the Author
201
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Tricia McCary Rhodes is the author of four books on the subject of prayer and the cross, including Contemplating the Cross. In 1981, she and her husband, Joe, started New Hope Church in San Diego. The mother of two sons and grandmother of two, Tricia believes God's call on her life is to help others deepen their intimacy with Christ. For more information about Tricia Rhodes and her ministry, see www.soulatrest.com.

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