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On Calvary's Hill - A Book Review

  I received a copy of On Calvary's Hill, written by Max Lucado, from Family Christian Stores for the purpose of generating a review. Italicized quotes are from the author. The opinions expressed here are my own.

 

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Max Lucado has walked me through the Easter season before. As a teen, I had an illustrated book of his that offered reflective writings on Holy Week. The days and events leading up to the crucifixion and resurrection of our Lord. We walk the road to Jerusalem, tracing every step and ultimately end up on the road to Emmaus.

Mark tried to describe the new look and settled for '[Jesus] appeared in another form' (Mark 16:12). While his body was the same, it was better; it was glorified. It was a heavenly body.

 

Lucado's word images paint a scene I don't always want to remember even though I need to. Sometimes it causes me to tremble, tremble, tremble.

 

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The soldiers stared. The weeping of the women ceased. One of the Pharisees sneered sarcastically. 'He's calling Elijah.' No one laughed.

 

On Calvary's Hill came out this year. It offers 40 readings for the Easter season. I've been using this book as a devotional with my husband these past few weeks. His writing style matches both of our personalities well.

 

I'd encourage you to pick up a copy of your own and use it to prepare your heart for this Easter season. The readings are excerpts from his earlier books. You start each reading with a Bible verse. The readings are about two pages in length. Followed up by a prayer. 

 

As a reader, you leave your devotional time realizing this week we pay homage to every year did not happen by accident. God had a plan. His name is Jesus.

Mary [Magdalene] was shocked. It's not often you hear your name spoken by an eternal tongue. But when she did, she recognized it. And when she did, she responded correctly. She worshiped him.

 

 

 

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