The Cross of Nails Paperback

Joining in God's Mission of Reconciliation

by Oliver Schuegraf;

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The Cross of Nails

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The Community of the Cross of Nails came into being as a result of the bombing of Coventry Cathedral in November 1940. Amid the destruction, two medieval nails were found lying in the shape of a cross - seen as a prophetic sign for the need of forgiveness and reconciliation, the people of Coventry offered forgiveness to the people of Germany at Christmas, just weeks after the bombing.

Today, the Community of the Cross of Nails has 160 centres in 40 countries, working and praying to build peace, heal the wounds of history and enable people to grow together in hope through conferences, teaching in schools and prisons, and pilgrimages.

This illustrated book tells its remarkable story from the beginning. It is also a work of contextual theology, offering reflection on the meaning of reconciliation in the contemporary world and relating experiences of imaginative forgiveness from Cape Town to Ground Zero. Published as part of Coventry Cathedral's golden jubilee celebrations, this celebrates its continuing ministry of reconciliation.

Definitely worth a read, it will open your eyes to the possibilities of life lived in Christian community.

The Cross of Nails by Oliver Schuegraf was published by Canterbury Press in September 2012 and is our 60863rd best seller. The ISBN for The Cross of Nails is 9781848252394.

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Page last updated 26th April 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherCanterbury Press (September 2012)
Number of Pages240
Thickness13 mm
Height234 mm
Width156 mm
Product Code4040827
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