These reflections, based on the seven last words of Jesus from the cross (including an Easter message) invite readers to contemplate the spiritual, theological, and biblical significance of the death and resurrection of Jesus. These meditations, which combine theological reflection, biblical interpretation, and spiritual application, provide Christians with a good resource for group study and personal growth in Christian discipleship during Lent and Holy Week. Pastors, teachers, Christian leaders, or anyone charged with the responsibility and privilege of presenting sermons, homilies, Bible lessons, or devotional talks during Lent and Holy Week will find rich material in these pages to spark the imagination.
Chuck Queen (MDiv, DMin) is a progressive Christian thinker and minister best known in his local community for "A Fresh Perspective," a column he writes biweekly for the Frankfort State Journal on issues of faith and spirituality. He is also the author of A Faith Worth Living: The Dynamics of an Inclusive Gospel.