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Sunday, April 20, 2014

JOURNEY TO THE CROSS: Reflecting on 24 Hours That Changed the World By Adam Hamilton

Journey to the Cross by Adam HamiltonPublisher:  Abingdon Press
Release Date:  January 7, 2014
Pages:  144
Genre:  Religion

Book Description:  Experience the final hours of Jesus’ life in new ways as you take your own journey to the cross. Based on Adam Hamilton's devotions from 24 Hours That Changed the World, this new compilation contains added content to help readers prepare heart and mind for Easter: descriptions of Hamilton’s travel to the Holy Land, historical and scriptural content from each chapter of 24 Hours, links to online travel videos and photographs, as well as Scripture and prayers.

Journey to the Cross is excellent for individual devotion and reflection and can also be used in a small group experience.
Wanda's Thoughts:  This book brought so much depth and insight on Jesus' final day on earth. It was written in a clear and simple way, while providing a wealth of information.  

The book includes 6 weeks of devotions:

1.  The Last Supper

2.  The Garden of Gethsemane
3.  Trial Before the Council
4.  Jesus and Pilate
5.  Suffering and Humiliation
6.  Crucifixion
Epilogue - The Resurrection

Wonderful for the Lenten season, it certainly captured my attention, and it's one I'll read year after year. I highly Recommend.  

About the Author:  Adam Hamilton is senior pastor of The United Methodist Church of the Resurrection in Leawood, Kansas, one of the fastest growing, most highly visible churches in the country. The Church Report named Hamilton's congregation the most influential mainline church in America, and he preached at the National Prayer Service as part of the presidential inauguration festivities in 2013. Hamilton is the best-selling and award-winning author of The Journey, The Way, 24 Hours that Changed the World, Enough, When Christians Get it Wrong, and Seeing Gray in a World of Black and White, all published by Abingdon Press.