Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Comforts from the Cross by Elyse Fitzpatrick

Comforts from the Cross: Celebrating the Gospel One Day at a Timeimage Comforts from the Cross: Celebrating the Gospel One Day at a Time by Elyse M. Fitzpatrick
My rating: 5 of 5 stars


Comforts From The Cross is beyond excellent!

I don't even know where to begin in writing a review because this book is that good. It is theologically deep, yet ever so easy to understand. It is intensely invigorating, yet overwhelmingly sobering. It is just what everyone needs to read.

Elyse takes you back to the foot of the cross to not only take another look, but to soak in the comfort found there. It is a place of utter suffering, yet a place of amazing love so deep that we must continually reflect upon it.

This book is a 31 day devotional that casts light on many scripture passages we take for granted. In short chapters - easy to consume in a only a matter of minutes - you will dig into the the depths of God's Word to walk away with a better understanding of His overwhelming love for us. This book is a celebration of what we have, yet fail to enjoy.

Comforts From The Cross is a book for the old or new Christian, the zealous or weary saint, the young or the old of age. No matter where you are on your journey through life with Christ you should take 5 minutes for the next 31 days to read this book. You won't regret it.


Daily comforts from the gospel of Christ provide busy Christian women with brief but deep reminders of how his truths powerfully connect to their daily lives.

Nothing comforts a woman’s soul more than a fully understood and embraced gospel. But many women aren’t finding solace in their relationship with Christ because they don’t see how his life, death, and resurrection connect with soccer practices and swim lessons. Besides, they just don’t have time to sit down and read a theology book, no matter how much they might hunger for God’s truths.

That’s where Elyse Fitzpatrick’s latest book comes in. Comforts from the Cross provides those well-intentioned women with bite-sized readings to remind them of their place in Christ and of his love and ministry in their busy lives. It also dusts off the facts of the gospel to show how ancient truths such as justification, sanctification, and redemption can free and enliven their souls every day. Even more, these five-minute celebrations of the gospel relieve readers of legalistic condemnation and empower them for joyful obedience by engendering fresh love for the Savior.

A perfect choice for gift-giving or personal encouragement, Fitzpatrick’s book helps active women grasp the practicality of the gospel message and experience its deep comforts.

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This book is published by Crossway.

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image This book gets awarded with the To Read, Or Not To Read badge of distinction  - Best Of The Best - for the fact that because it is so good, it has been added to Mandy’s bookshelf!

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