The Stations of the Cross : Photographs and Meditations
With simple narrative and lovely pictures, this inspiring devotional resource follows Christ on his final journey to the cross. Through it, the ancient rite of the stations finds a post-modern expression that is both fresh and poignant. Supplemented with Scriptural texts, this accessible set of devotions brings the wonder and mystery of Christ's compassion into the everyday lives of contemporary readers. The Stations of the Cross is an excellent resource for Lenten studies, individual devotional use, sermon preparation, or parish planning. The inclusion of Hoffman's own photos of the ten stations from churches and cathedrals in Western Europe adds an extra element of wonder, mystery, and awe. ""I have prayed quite a number of Stations of the Cross in my life time and ministry but I have found Paul Hoffman's The Stations of the Cross: Photographs and Meditations to be one of the best precisely because of the meditations he offers. His reflections touch the human reality of our lives while inviting the divine into our human experiences. This is an easy, prayerful read with a deep impact on the mind, the heart, and the soul."" --Tom Cloherty Pastor Prince of Peace Catholic Community, Plano, Texas ""Paul Hoffman's inviting and heartfelt devotional is a compelling resource for Lent and Holy Week. In his simple, poignant meditations and prayers we find a master story teller and pray-er using vivid everyday images to guide us in experiencing what Christ has given us. The photographs and meditations are open-ended, allowing each reader to apply the lessons to her/his own circumstances. This book, using the ten stations, will open for many Protestants and Catholics the renewing experience of centering on Christ's sacrifice. This volume also shows that congregations may study and design their own stations of the cross in an intergenerational process that builds community and revitalizes churches."" --William O. Avery Professor Emeritus The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg ""The Stations of the Cross is a marvelous resource for meditation and reflection during the season of Lent. Hoffman shares stories, prayers, and images which take the reader on an enriching journey of faith and spirituality. The book is a moving devotional guide that speaks to both to the heart and the mind."" --Rocky Piro President Lutheran Ecumenical and Interreligious Representatives Network Paul Hoffman is Lead Pastor at Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church in Seattle, Washington, and has been an ordained pastor in the Lutheran Church for over thirty years.
- Paperback | 66 pages
- 124.46 x 198.12 x 7.62mm | 68.04g
- 01 Jan 2010
- Wipf & Stock Publishers
- Eugene, United States
- Frontispiece; Illustrations, black and white