Shaped by the Cross Paperback
Meditations on the Sufferings of Jesus
by Ken Gire;
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Shaped by the Cross
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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.
An expanded reflection on the cross by a beloved spiritual writer
Includes questions for individual reflection and group discussion
Makes a wonderful Lenten resource
Shaped by the Cross by Ken Gire was published by IVP (USA) in January 2012. The ISBN for Shaped by the Cross is 9780830838080.
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Shaped By The CrossMelanie Carroll, via The Good Book Stall
This short book of just over 100 pages is a beautiful, quiet and considered meditation that revolves around a series of photographs taken in 1964 of Michelangelo’s Pieta. Each chapter opens with a quote and full page photograph and then a contemplation that in some way reflects the photograph and what it and Michelangelo’s statue help inform us of the nature of Jesus’ suffering. Not only Jesus’s suffering though but also the nature of human suffering, the way we deal with it, what could have caused it and what could be the resolution of it. They are thoughtful, gentle and yet challenging reflections that manage to convey in words some of what the pieta conveys in its beautiful visual tableau of suffering and grief. Each chapter then ends with a prayer and moves on to a reflection and conversation section that utilizes quotes from the prior chapter in each question.
This book is certainly suitable for any private or group study in which the Cross and Suffering is to be studied and indeed it is a perfect Lent accompaniment although that is not its sole use. It is a beautiful series of meditations and well worth consideration.
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"If there is such a thing as the gift of writing, it is my opinion that Ken Gire has it. Creative, colorful, lucid, and easy to read, he has developed a firm grip on this elusive craft, much of which cannot be taught. In athletic terms, the man
Details for Shaped by the Cross
|Page last updated||14th August 2017|
|Author / Artist||Ken Gire|
|Book Format||Paperback / softback|
|Publisher||IVP (USA) (January 2012)|
|Number of Pages||119|