18 February 2011

Comforts from the Cross

The outstanding book by our sister Elyse Fitzpatrick, Comforts from the Cross: Celebrating the Gospel One Day at a Time, has been reprinted with a new cover (originally published 2009). It's a collection of 30 brief reflections on the grace of God in Jesus Christ (140 pages total). Very rich.

Here's a snippet from the intro--
I'm assuming that right about now you might be wondering why you would need to celebrate the gospel every day. You might think you already know it; in fact, I'm pretty sure most of you do. Most of you would be able to clearly articulate the facts of Jesus' birth, death, and resurrection. But this book isn't about mere facts, although these facts are true and significant. This book is about how those facts are to inform, free, gladden, and enliven your soul every day--when you're struggling to balance the checkbook, stuck in traffic or in a hospital bed, or just bored with the same-old-same-old. . . . [N]othing, and I mean nothing, is more important than Jesus Christ and the gospel, and this gospel is meant to be remembered and celebrated every day. (pp. 13-14)

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