This book is amazing! It opened my eyes to every little detail about the crusifiction. Everything had a purpose. But just so you know i was in tears at the end of almost every chapter so read it with a box of tissues
This is an absolutely wonderful, inspirational book. I have it at home with my other Max Lucado collection and will not part with it...It really is awesome!
He didn't have to give thenm, you know. The only required act for our salvation was the sheding of blood. Yet he did much more. So much more. Search the cross, and what do you find...A wine-soaked sponge. A sign, Two crosses beside Christ. Let's unwrap these gift of grace for the first time feel, trace, pause and listen perchance you will hear him whisper. "I did it just for you"
Lucado invites us to understand the symbols surrounding Christ's crucifixion and celebrate the significance of the promises they offer. From the sign in different languages tacked to the cross ("I will speak to you in your language") to the burial clothing ("I can turn your tragedy into triumph"), he speaks of each symbol as a "gift of grace" that reveals God's love for mankind.
Lucado takes us to Calvary and shows us our sins nailed between the hand of Jesus and the cross. "You've made some bad choices in life, haven't you," writes Lucado. "You've chosen the wrong friends, maybe the wrong career, even the wrong spouse. You look back over your life and say, 'If only I could make up for those bad choices.' You can. One good choice for eternity offsets a thousand bad ones on earth. The choice is yours."
Whether he's bantering around phrases like "the hall monitors of holiness" or crafting a deeper expository on the crown of thorns, Lucado neatly balances the task of making his words accessible to a broad audience while delivering a meaty message on God's greatest sacrifice.
Another amazing book from Max Lucado. Each one, including this one, is a blessing. An easy read and much to think on.
Linger on the hill of calvary. Rub a finger on the timber and press the nail into your hand. Taste the tinge of cheap wind and feel the scrape of a thorn on your brow. Touch the velvet dirt, moist with the blood of God. Allow the tools of toture to tell their story. Listen as they tell you what God did to win your heart.
Max Lucado writes, "Much has been said about the gift of the cross itself, but what of the other gifts? What of the nails, the crown of thorns? What about the garment taken? What about the garment given?" and it continues. With that as an introduction, I will say that despite reading many books on Christianity, faith, Christ and so on, I had never looked quite at all of the things surrounding the cross, Jesus' crucifixion, and resurrection in the way that Lucado looks at them in this book.
With the simple analogy of his father writing some final words to him and his wife, a picture is painted around each one of the things that we read about in the Bible that speaks to much greater meaning and significance than we tend to give them as we read through the passages. But the premise made sense to me..."Knowing that his last deeds would be forever pondered, don't you think he chose them carefully? Deliberately?" I do. And I think that any of us can relate to that. Would you do any less for something that you knew would far surpass your life?
So, trace the path of these meaningful symbols in which Lucado writes, "God was never more sovereign than in the details of the death of his Son." It may change the way you look at those things every time you read those passages from here on out and help you marvel that much more at what transpired when Christ went to the cross.
~ an incredibly wonderful book ~ very thoughtfully written~
Linger on the hill of Calvary. Rub a finger on the timber and press the nail into your hand. Taste the tinge of cheap wine and feel the scrape of a thorn on our brow. Allow the tools of torture to tell their story. Listen as they tell you what God did to win your heart.
Max Lucado is always awesome!!
WHat God did to win your heart. Hardback book in good condition
As usual Max Lucado strikes iron again. In He Chose The Nails we are given the facts about Jesus' choice to die for our sins and supply us a get out of hell free card.