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The Mystery of the Cross

Judith Couchman

The Mystery of the Cross

Judith Couchman

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In this book Judith Couchman takes up forty different images of the cross taken from life and art from early Christianity up to the year 1000. As we discover the meaning and significance of each of these uses, we learn a little more about the early church. More than that, we are reminded to focus on the meaning of the cross and the sacrifice of the Savior.

- Publisher "Christianity is a religion founded on the mystery of the cross of Christ." --Leo the Great At the center of Christianity sits the cross of Christ. From the beginning, Christ's followers celebrated the cross as a symbol of their faith. It was honored in church worship, carved into rough tombstones, pressed onto loaves of bread and set out as a sign of sanctuary. The cross represented what Christians believed, who they hoped for and how they approached life. In this thoughtful book Judith Couchman takes up forty images of the cross from early Christianity. As we discover the meaning and significance of each of these uses, we learn a little more about the early church. More than that, she helps us focus on the meaning of the cross and the Savior's sacrifice. Ideal for Lenten devotional reading and appropriate for any season of the church calendar, this book includes original illustrations of each cross image. The Mystery of the Cross will enrich your understanding of Christian tradition and draw you into Christ's presence.

- Publisher

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About "The Mystery of the Cross"

In this book Judith Couchman takes up forty different images of the cross taken from life and art from early Christianity up to the year 1000. As we discover the meaning and significance of each of these uses, we learn a little more about the early church. More than that, we are reminded to focus on the meaning of the cross and the sacrifice of the Savior.
- Publisher

"Christianity is a religion founded on the mystery of the cross of Christ." --Leo the Great At the center of Christianity sits the cross of Christ. From the beginning, Christ's followers celebrated the cross as a symbol of their faith. It was honored in church worship, carved into rough tombstones, pressed onto loaves of bread and set out as a sign of sanctuary. The cross represented what Christians believed, who they hoped for and how they approached life. In this thoughtful book Judith Couchman takes up forty images of the cross from early Christianity. As we discover the meaning and significance of each of these uses, we learn a little more about the early church. More than that, she helps us focus on the meaning of the cross and the Savior's sacrifice. Ideal for Lenten devotional reading and appropriate for any season of the church calendar, this book includes original illustrations of each cross image. The Mystery of the Cross will enrich your understanding of Christian tradition and draw you into Christ's presence.
- Publisher

Meet the Author

Judith Couchman

Judith Couchman is the owner of Judith and Company, a business devoted to writing, speaking, and editing. The author/compiler of numerous books, including Shaping a Woman's Soul, Designing a Woman's Life, and several other Women of Faith Bible studies, she makes her home in Colorado Springs, Colorado. SPANISH BIO: Judith Couchman es la duena de Judith compania, un negocio dedicado a escribir, hablar, y dirigir. La escritora y compiladora de numerosos libros incluyendo. Formando el Alma de las Mujeres, Disenando la vida de mujeres y muchos mas. Mujer de Fe- Estudios Biblicos. Ella hace su casa

Table Of Contents

  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • part One: Ancient Echoes Of Christ: The Cross In Pre-christian Times
  • 1 The Mystery Of The Megalith
  • 2 Egyptian Signs Of Life
  • 3 The Healing Cross
  • 4 Ugly Roman Power Symbols
  • part Two: The Pain And The Glory: The Cross And The Suffering Savior
  • 5 Shouldering The Cross
  • 6 The Garden And Golgotha
  • 7 Inscription Insights
  • 8 The Man Of Sorrows
  • 9 Descent From The Cross
  • part Three: Early Signs Of Faith: The Cross And The First Believers
  • 10 Crucified With Christ
  • 11 The Everywhere Cross
  • 12 Graffiti Marks And Mocks
  • 13 The Sign Of Jonah
  • 14 The Outstretched Hands
  • 15 Signs Of The Cross
  • 16 The Absent Crucifixion
  • part Four: The Great Conversion: The Cross And Early Religious Freedom
  • 17 The Emperor’s Vision
  • 18 Searching For The Real Thing
  • 19 A Cross In The Desert
  • 20 The Missionary Cross
  • 21 Becoming More Christian
  • part Five: Daily Signs Of Salvation: The Cross In Ancient Everyday Life
  • 22 A Cross For The Darkness
  • 23 Hoping For The Cross
  • 24 Fear No Evil
  • 25 The Trustworthy Standard
  • 26 Coins For The Kingdom
  • part Six: Ways To Worship: The Cross In Early Church Life
  • 27 Walking The Cross
  • 28 Follow Me
  • 29 The Cross And The Water
  • 30 Breaking The Bread
  • 31 Take This Cup
  • 32 Decorating The Sacred
  • 33 The Iconoclastic Cross
  • part Seven: Enduring Mysteries: The Cross And Its Eternal Power
  • 34 Pilgrims Of The Cross
  • 35 The Ecumenical Cross
  • 36 Desperately Seeking Sanctuary
  • 37 Hearts Up
  • 38 The Veiled Cross
  • 39 The Eternal Kingdom
  • 40 To Rise Again
  • Notes
  • About The Author

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Product Details
  • Catalogue Code 296117
  • Product Code 9780830835393
  • ISBN 0830835393
  • EAN 9780830835393
  • Pages 227
  • Department General Books
  • Category Spiritual Growth
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Formatio
  • Publication Date Nov 2009
  • Sales Rank #58844
  • Dimensions 209 x 139 x 17 mm
  • Weight 0.318kg

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