This Lent book offers imaginative reflections on Christ's crucifixion. Each of the seven chapters is focused on a different key character, who describes his or her experience of the Passion. The nails used to crucify Christ are used as a jumping off point for their reflections. Each character considers the questions, 'who killed Christ' and 'who was responsible' Each chapter includes a Biblical passage, a meditative hymn, a reflection from the point of view of the character, and a short prayer. The book finishes with practical suggestions on how it can be used as a Lent study course. It is ideal for individual reflection or group study, and can also readily be adapted for use as a Good Friday liturgy.
Publisher: SPCK Publishing
Number of pages: 96
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 9 mm
The voices are engaging and familiar: the centurion is - appropriately from the pen of the Bishop of Chelmsford - a stereotypical Essex Man, rough and uncouth, but impressed by Jesus in spite of himself. Pilate talks in the tone of a dessicated philosophy don, analysing the nature of truth and meaningful statements. Caiaphas is a senior politician, pompously aware of his status and his responsibility to take the long view. * Church Times *
. . . worth its weight in gold . . . powerful and emotive. * Expository Times *
. . . short . . . powerful and moving. * The Reader *