The Glory of the Cross (ebook)

The Glory of the Cross ebook

Reflections for Lent from the Gospel of John

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Daily readings from the Gospel of John to prepare your heart for Easter

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In many ways, Easter is supposed to be the high-point of the year for Christians, where we remember the three days that changed history for ever. But for many of us, the day quickly comes and goes without us really feeling any different. Yet for centuries Christians around the world have marked the season of Lent—the forty days leading up to Easter—as a way of reflecting on their need for forgiveness and anticipating Christ's work on the cross.

These daily readings present deep theology in a concise and understandable way, allowing you to soak up the real meaning of Christ's death and resurrection. Each week, you'll read through one or two chapters of John's Gospel. The Sunday reading provides an introduction to the passage as a whole, while the rest of the week's reflections work through it in smaller sections. A carefully selected prayer—drawn from the rich work of writers throughout church history—is included each day.

So this Lent, prepare your heart with 47 days of short and stirring reflections from the Gospel of John.

Written by Tim Chester, the author of the best-selling Advent readings, The One True Light.

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  • 47 daily readings from the Gospel of John
  • Introduction: John 5 v 16-30
  • Lent week 1: John 3
  • Lent week 2: John 6
  • Lent week 3: John 10 – 11
  • Lent week 4: John 12
  • Lent week 5: John 18 – 19
  • Holy Week: John 20


Author Tim Chester
ISBN 9781784982577
Format Electronic book text
First published 2018
Language English
Pages 160
Publisher The Good Book Company

What a helpful book. Clear: it focuses us on Jesus. Wise: it reminds us that his work on the cross is sufficient. Rewarding: it offers reflections and prayers that reveal the treasures of John’s Gospel. A great resource to use through Lent. Buy it for yourself and give one to a friend.

Rev'd James Lawrence

Leadership Principal, CPAS

Lent is usually a time for fasting, but this new book by Tim Chester will help you to enjoy it as a time of feasting on God’s word. Short yet profound daily readings in John’s Gospel, which are deeply devotional without sacrificing exegetic rigour, will help you to meet Jesus and to gaze on his glory as revealed by his word and actions, and especially through the cross and resurrection. Suggested prayers and mediations will help you to apply these truths to your heart, strengthening your faith and love for Christ. Although structured especially for use in Lent, this book would be spiritually profitable for daily readings at any time of year.

John Stevens

National Director, Fellowship of Independent Evangelical Churches

So clearly written and heart-warming, accompanied by a judicious sprinkling of quotes from hymn-writers and luminaries of the Christian church down the centuries, united in finding glory in the cross because of the One who died on it for us. What a splendid resource for Lent!

Dr Steve Brady

Moorlands College, UK

Customer reviews

“God-filled, loving, gentle, truthful, informative,”

(Review written for 'The Glory of the Cross')

This is a seriously good book to take one through the season of Lent, thought-provoking, showing God’s glory and love in every word.


“Usual good standard”

Up to usual standard of his books. Tim manages to keep it short as much as possible as well as clear and understandable and inspiring.


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