The Three Faces of Christ
. . . His eyes can hardly see for pain, and yet, and yet, if you stand yourself beneath his cross, (oh, do not kneel, or bend your head, but raise your eyes and see!) if you stand on very...
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. . . His eyes can hardly see for pain, and yet, and yet, if you stand yourself beneath his cross, (oh, do not kneel, or bend your head, but raise your eyes and see!) if you stand on very tip-toe, then you will find, to your great sorrow, but his small comfort, that you can reach to soothe the very face of God. So ends the haunting title piece of this richly imaginative collection of stories. In it we encounter the infant Christ, both vulnerable and divine; the laughing, loving Christ, who delights in us and cares for us; the sorrowful Christ, who suffers on our behalf and draws comfort from our love. Weaving through the book is the theme of Eden once lost but now restored to us by Christs saving work on the cross. And our eyes are opened to the possibility of rediscovering Eden for ourselves, as we explore who we truly are in God.
This is a collection of stories based around the poem 'The Three Faces of Christ'. Each of the stories explores an aspect of Christ, and Dennis explores Christ's vulnerability, suffering, the comfort he draws from our love and his delight in us.
The Revd Canon Dr Trevor Dennis is Vice Dean & Canon Residentiary (Chancellor) of Chester Cathedral. Before that he was Chaplain at Eton College for seven years, and then taught Old Testament Studies at Salisbury and Wells Theological College for nearly 12 years. Trevor is also a regular contributor to BRF. He has published four books on the Old Testament and four collections of stories and meditations.