The Way of the Cross: The Path to New Life by Joan Chittister

In this beautifully designed book, artist Janet McKenzie’s paintings of the Stations of the Cross—“stopping points along the route from Jesus’ condemnation in the house of Pilate to the finding of the empty tomb”—are accompanied by Joan Chittister’s spiritual reflections.

Written from a Catholic perspective, those reflections address four aspects of each station: first, Jesus’ human experience and how we similarly experience pain, rejection, and sorrow, though not to the same degree he did; second, the call that each scene presents us; third, the model that Jesus provided for us as he encountered suffering; fourth, how we can experience “the risings”—“the conviction that even the daily deaths of life can lead us to the stuff of spiritual resurrection time after time on our way to the fullness of life.”

Christians will find much in this book to reflect on during Lent and at other times. (Orbis Books)

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