The Mystery of the Cross: Bringing Ancient Christian Images to Life (Paperback)
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Short Description for 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.
- Published: 30 December 2009
- Format: Paperback 226 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780830835393 ISBN 10: 0830835393
- Sales rank: 387,815
Full description for The Mystery of the Cross
"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.