by Thomas Rosica
Jesus’s final words, as he lay dying on the cross, have become for us powerful expressions of the profound compassion and humanity of the one we call Christ.
In this beautifully written book, respected biblical scholar, lecturer and author, Thomas Rosica, reflects on the last words of Christ and their significance to our modern world. Interspersed with his commentary are the words and wisdom from Popes Francis, Benedict, and John Paul I, Mother Teresa, and Jewish writer on the Holocaust Yaffa Eliach.
Presented first as a series of homilies for the Tre Ore Celebration at St. James Cathedral in Seattle, Washington on Good Friday, 2016, The Seven Last Words of Christ is an essential read for all Christians, as it invites us to ponder deeply our own frailties, fear of death, and thirst for justice.
Publication date: 2017-01-01
Number of pages: 72