Seeing Jesus and Being Seen by Him from Christopher Cocksworth is your recommended Lent reading from SPCK
Written by this popular evangelical Bishop and Christian communicator, you'll find compelling portraits of Gospel characters who saw and responded to Jesus, with a special emphasis throughout on the role and example of Mary.
Sample Text From Chapter One: What do you see?
'"Come and see." That is Jesus' invitation: courteous and confident, welcoming but not overpowering, full of grace and truth. It is the gospel in three words. The two disciples - Andrew was one of them - came and saw. They stayed with Jesus for a day and they liked what they saw. Andrew then went searching for his brother, Simon, and told him, "We have found the Messiah." Andrew took Simon to Jesus who (says John) "looked at him". . .
'This dynamic of seeing Jesus and being seen by him was transformative . . . They were never the same again. They became Jesus' disciples, people who spent time with him, getting to know him better and learning to see the world differently, as Jesus sees it. Those are three dimensions of seeing that will run through . . . this book: seeing Jesus, being seen by him and seeing things the way Jesus sees them.'
Endorsement by David F. Ford, Regius Professor of Divinity, University of Cambridge:
"This profound, gently challenging book focuses grippingly on the face of Jesus. What does it mean and feel like to see Jesus and be seen by him? It is a question that leads the reader through the birth, life, death and resurrection of Jesus, and on into . . . the deep, inexhaustible simplicity of being loved by Jesus and loving Jesus . . ."
Seeing Jesus and Being Seen by Him encourages you to reflect on how you see Jesus, how he sees you, and how to see the world as Christ sees it. This is a reflective and revealing book not just for Lent but for any time of the year.
Seeing Jesus and Being Seen by Him by Christopher Cocksworth was published by SPCK Publishing in October 2014 and is our 18461st best seller. The ISBN for Seeing Jesus and Being Seen by Him is 9780281070473.