Reliving The Passion: Meditations on the Suffering, Death, and the Resurrection of Jesus as…

Hardcover | February 25, 1992

byWalter Wangerin Jr.

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No story has more significance than this: the death and resurrection of Jesus. But somehow the oft-repeated tale of Christ's passion can become too familiar, too formalized, for us to experience its incredible immediacy. The meditations in Reliving the Passion, which received a Gold Medallion Award in 1993, follow the story as given in the gospel of Mark-from the moment when the chief priests plot to kill Jesus to the Resurrection. But these readings are more than a recounting of events; they are an imaginary reenactment, leading the reader to re-experience the Passion or perhaps see it fully for the very first time. As only a great storyteller can, Walter Wangerin enables the reader to see the story from the inside, to discover the strangeness and wonder of the events as they unfold. It's like being there. In vivid images and richly personal detail, Wangerin helps us recognize our own faces on the streets of Jerusalem; breathe the dark and heavy air of Golgotha; and experience, as Mary and Peter did, the bewilderment, the challenge, and the ultimate revelation of knowing the man called Jesus. "The story gets personal for every reader," writes Wangerin, "for this is indeed our story, the story whereby we personally have been saved from such a death as Jesus died. "No, there is not another tale in the world more meaningful than this-here is where we all take our stands against sin and death and Satan, upon this historical, historic event. I consider it a holy privilege to participate in it retelling. "Read this book slowly. Read it with a seeing faith. Walk the way with Jesus. We, his followers of later centuries, do follow even now. Read, walk, come, sigh, live. Live! Rise again!"

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A perfect devotional for the Lenten season, Walter Wangerin leads readers into the story of Christ’s passion. Based on the Gospel of Mark, Reliving the Passion transforms the events into the realm of feeling, imagery and experience. Wangerin helps readers recognize their own faces in the streets of Jerusalem and experience the same bew...

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No story has more significance than this: the death and resurrection of Jesus. But somehow the oft-repeated tale of Christ's passion can become too familiar, too formalized, for us to experience its incredible immediacy. The meditations in Reliving the Passion, which received a Gold Medallion Award in 1993, follow the story as given in...

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No story has more significance than this: the death and resurrection of Jesus. But somehow the oft-repeated tale of Christ's passion can become too familiar, too formalized, for us to experience its incredible immediacy. The meditations in Reliving the Passion, which received a Gold Medallion Award in 1993, follow the story as given i...

Walter Wangerin Jr. is widely recognized as one of the most gifted writers writing today on the issues of faith and spirituality. Starting with the renowned Book of the Dun Cow, Wangerin's writing career has encompassed most every genre: fiction, essay, short story, children's story, meditation, and biblical exposition. His writing voi...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:160 pages, 7.38 × 5.25 × 0.63 inPublished:February 25, 1992Language:English

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ISBN - 10:0310755301

ISBN - 13:9780310755302

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A perfect devotional for the Lenten season, Walter Wangerin leads readers into the story of Christ’s passion. Based on the Gospel of Mark, Reliving the Passion transforms the events into the realm of feeling, imagery and experience. Wangerin helps readers recognize their own faces in the streets of Jerusalem and experience the same bewilderment Mary and Peter shared when confronted by the mystery of a man named Jesus.