Reliving the Passion: Meditations on the Suffering, Death, and the Resurrection of Jesus as Recorded in Mark.

No story has 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 whNo story has 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 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 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
Reliving the Passion Meditations on the Suffering Death and the Resurrection of Jesus as Recorded in Mark No story has 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 incredib

  • Title: Reliving the Passion: Meditations on the Suffering, Death, and the Resurrection of Jesus as Recorded in Mark.
  • Author: Walter Wangerin Jr.
  • ISBN: 0025986755300
  • Page: 281
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 1 thought on “Reliving the Passion: Meditations on the Suffering, Death, and the Resurrection of Jesus as Recorded in Mark.”

    1. A wonderful Lenten daily devotion that causes the reader to slow down and take The Passion as presented in the Gospel of Mark much more intentionally. The author's various perspectives are so much more than his own reflections. He has taken some literary license to add first-person observer/participant lenses to the story, some of which are simply evocative. The author colors with details of scenes that perhaps most often get taken for granted, or left completely unconsidered.Although the book i [...]

    2. After I downloaded a sample and found myself repeatedly underlining from the introduction, I bought the full book on the spot. The rest of this Lent devotional wasn’t quite as spectacular as that poignant introduction, but I still found it a moving and helpful book for focusing my heart in the weeks leading up to Resurrection Sunday. Wangerin made a powerful argument for the importance of really slowing down and fixing our eyes on the cross, for without first entering into the depth of Jesus†[...]

    3. Not for everyoneWangerin imagines the thoughts and actions of the participants in the Easter story. Serious students of the Bible may take umbrage at all the things he makes up. I enjoyed his Advent devotional much more.

    4. A Great Devotional for LentI read this over Lent with some family members. We kept in touch with text messages, sharing thoughts and comments from time to time. The authors poetic style is wonderful and helps put you in a different place and time. It is a little dark and uncomfortable in some places but it is appropriate for the subject.I would recommend it to anyone looking for a Lenten study that will draw them in and make them think.

    5. Wangerin's imagery encourages the reader to view these sometimes all-too-familiar scriptures in new ways, shedding light from unusual angles. While I find it somewhat disturbing that he often describes his own imaginings of Biblical events without identifying them as opinion, I mostly find that his originality helps me to think outside the box.

    6. Wow. Creative approach to the Passion from perspective of observer, bystander, participator and self. Some things I had not really thought about before and about which I will have to continue to ponder. Amazed at God's great love and what Jesus really endured and why. I am humbled and grateful.

    7. This book takes you day by day through the story of Easter. Although written as a resource for Lent, it can be read any time during the year as a devotion to pull you into the mystery and power of Easter. Walter Wangerin Jr's storytelling is powerful and taps the soul on the shoulder inviting it to consider a heart felt response to these events. Beautiful.

    8. My pastor recommended this to read as a devotional for Lent. Written as observations of bystanders witnessing the final days of Jesus.I found it thought-provoking, and I plan to read Wangerin's reflections on Advent.

    9. Walter Wangerin is a writer who is able to put you right there in the midst of the historical event and help guide you into an intense devotional experience. This is a book I will return to again and again during Lent.

    10. by far one of the best devotional books I've ever seen. The way Wangerin tells a story is incredible. He communicates emotion, theology, and beauty all in one sentence. If you take some time with this 40 days of Lent devotional I promise you will have new perspectives on Christ's passion

    11. Incredibly powerful and beautifully written Lenten devotional. Wangerin's exceptional storytelling ability and obvious love of the Lord make the suffering, death, and resurrection of Jesus immediate and palpable.

    12. Good ReadWandering has meditations on every day for Lent. With clarity and Biblical accuracy he takes you on a journey with Christ on his last days, ending with vivid descriptions of His final hours, His Passion.

    13. This is a rough book. It's rough in that it takes you through the passion of Christ. It's also a needed book. It's needed in that it it brings you closer to Christ.

    14. Beautifully written.A beautiful book ,very enlightening and moving .Everyone should read this book. Adds depth to the Passion you already know .I will purchase the hard copy .

    15. This is probably the best Lent devotional I've ever read. I've already put a reminder in my phone to reread next Lent season.

    16. the BEST book I've read this year !! Well done devotionals and thoughtful presentation of the days leading up to the crucifixion of Christ Jesus.

    17. My devotional during Lent. Wangerin has a wonderful way of bringing to life the events of Holy Week. Didn't quite finish it before Easter, but I needed the meditation AFTER the weekend.

    18. Rec. by Ann Voskamp for Lent. Poetic, sharp words, kindling the heart to the inestimable worth of Christ. Guiding the reader on a forty day passion journey through the gospel of Mark.

    19. This book is amazing for anyone who takes this time of Lent seriously. A beautiful reminder of what Christ followers base their faith on. Highly recommended.

    20. Devotions for the 40 days of Lent. The author makes you feel like you are there with Jesus. Plan to read it each Lent.

    21. I've read this book twice during Lent season and it's definitely life-changing. It puts the events surrounding Jesus' sacrifice into a very personal and new perspective.

    22. This was my lenten companion this past month. Wangerin did a good job in helping me enter into the moment, reflect & feel Christi's and His followers journey to the cross, tomb & resurrection.

    23. I would rate 3.5 if there were such a thing. There were parts that blew me away and other parts that didn't. Was a good devotional for Lent.

    24. It was ok. I bought it because the sample was so good, but the rest of the book didn't click with me as well as the Prologue.

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