Shaped by the Cross: Meditations on the Sufferings of Jesus

Shaped by the Cross: Meditations on the Sufferings of Jesus

by Ken Gire


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"Christ suffered for you, leaving you an example, that you should follow in his steps." 1 Peter 2:21

What must it have been like to draw near to Christ as he drew near to the cross? Reflecting on Michelangelo's majestic Pieta, in which Mary gathers the suffering Jesus into her arms, Ken Gire offers seven meditations on a costly discipleship that invites us to take up our cross and follow our Savior—through death to life everlasting.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780830838080
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
Publication date: 11/18/2011
Pages: 119
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Ken Gire is the author of numerous books, including the Moments with the Savior series and Windows of the Soul.

Table of Contents



1. The Mystery of the Pietà

2. The Image of God

3. The Image of Christ

4. The Wounds of Christ

5. The Mother of Christ

6. The Body of Christ

7. The Miracle of the Resurrection


What People are Saying About This

Charles R. Swindoll

"If there is such a thing as the gift of writing, it is my opinion that Ken Gire has it. Creative, colorful, lucid and easy to read, he has developed a firm grip on this elusive craft, much of which cannot be taught. In athletic terms, the man's a natural."

John Trent

"Ken Gire carves out words the way an artist carves a masterpiece."

Nancy Beach

"Ken Gire is a man who walks with God. He listens to his life and to the voice of God through all his experiences. As a result, Ken's gift of writing has had a profound impact on me and many others at our church. We reserve a special place on our bookshelves for the writings of Ken Gire, returning there often to be inspired by his powerful and honest use of story and image. When Ken has come to speak, his words have refreshed our souls, always providing us with a new way to look at the human condition and our quest to connect more deeply to God."

H. Norman Wright

"I eagerly await any book from the pen of Ken Gire. To me he has written some of the finest devotional thoughts and books in the past decade. His writing speaks to the heart, soul and mind."

Max Lucado

"I'm just a writer; Ken Gire is a real writer."

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