The Passion and the Cross
By Ronald Rolheiser
Reflections on the central mystery of the Christian faith, from one of the most trusted spiritual writers of our day.
'Full of profound insights... these meditations on Christ's Passion culminate in a completely convincing understanding of the Resurrection. Rolheiser's great gift is to make faith real. This deserves to become a classic.' - The Tablet
Daily readings for Lent, from one of today's most influential spiritual writers.
When we think of Jesus' passion and crucifixion, we often think of his physical suffering and death. But the Gospels themselves do not emphasise Jesus' physical sufferings; instead, the Gospel writers want us to understand Jesus as a faithful lover of humanity, who undergoes moral and emotional suffering without resentment or bitterness.
Drawing from Scripture, story, theology, contemporary culture and his own life, Fr Ronald Rolheiser - one of the most influential spiritual writers of our day - invites us to a new understanding of redemption, and offers profound insights into the meaning of our own loss and suffering.
Ronald Rolheiser is a Roman Catholic priest and member of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate. In addition to being a popular speaker and writer, his books are popular throughout the world and his weekly column is carried by more than seventy newspapers worldwide. He is president of the Oblate School of Theology in San Antonio, Texas. Rolheiser is among the most popular and inclusive spiritual writers today. Although rooted in the Catholic faith, he is able to transcend denominational boundaries and religious language to appeal to both practising Christians and unaffiliated seekers.
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14 Jan 2016
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Hodder & Stoughton
The well-known spiritual writer Ronald Rolheiser OMI, based in Texas, draws on more than 40 years of study and reflection. — The Church Times
The book was featured in the Church Times's Lent feature. — The Church Times
All his virtues as a writer of popular theology are displayed in this excellent, insightful and moving book. — The Irish Catholic
An exploration into loss, suffering and redemption. — The Church Newspaper
Produced with Lent in mind and consists of 40 popular reflections, which draw on Scripture, story, theology and contemporary culture. Endorsed by Brueggemann, it could be a useful resource for preachers. — Ministry Today
Ronald Rolheiser invite[s] the reader to a "new understanding of redemption", while offering profound insights into the meaning of our own loss and suffering. — Methodist Recorder
Ronald Rolheiser, the most pastoral of spiritual writers, is full of profound insights... a completely convincing understanding of the Resurrection...This deserves to be a classic. — The Tablet
Each of the 40 readings focuses on a short passage of scripture and offers the author's personal thoughts and experience on the deeper meaning of the words. — Life and Work Magazine
The reflections, while short, are substantial and "meaty", giving plenty of material to reflect upon. It is the kind of book which might send us off to do further reading and look for further conversation. — Methodist Recorder