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Jesus, Keep Me Near the Cross: Experiencing the Passion and Power of Easter (Guthrie)

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Jesus, Keep Me Near the Cross: Experiencing the Passion and Power of Easter

From architecture to jewelry, the symbol of the cross is commonplace in our society. But how many of us truly appreciate the depth of meaning behind it? This collection of readings edited by Nancy Guthrie draws from the writings and sermons of twenty-five classic and contemporary theologians such as Martin Luther, Charles Spurgeon, John Piper, and Joni Eareckson Tada, inviting us to focus on the wonder of Christ’s sacrifice.


Table of Contents:

Chapter 1: True Contemplation of the Cross (Martin Luther)
Chapter 2: He Set His Face to Go to Jerusalem (John Piper)
Chapter 3: An Innocent Man Crushed by God (Alistair Begg)
Chapter 4: The Cup (C. J. Mahaney)
Chapter 5: Gethsemane (R. Kent Hughes)
Chapter 6: Betrayed, Denied, Deserted (J. Ligon Duncan III)
Chapter 7: Then Did They Spit in His Face (Charles Spurgeon)
Chapter 8: The Silence of the Lamb (Adrian Rogers)
Chapter 9: The Sufferings of Christ (J. C. Ryle)
Chapter 10: Father, Forgive Them (John MacArthur)
Chapter 11: With Loud Cries and Tears (John Owen)
Chapter 12: That He Might Destroy the Works of the Devil (Martyn Lloyd-Jones)
Chapter 13: I Am Thirsty (Joseph “Skip” Ryan)
Chapter 14: God-Forsaken (Philip Graham Ryken)
Chapter 15: Cursed (R. C. Sproul)
Chapter 16: Into Your Hands I Commit My Spirit (James Montgomery Boice)
Chapter 17: Blood and Water (John Calvin)
Chapter 18: He Descended into Hell and Ascended into Heaven (J. I. Packer)
Chapter 19: A Sweet-Smelling Savor to God (Jonathan Edwards)
Chapter 20: The Most Important Word in the Universe (Raymond C. Ortlund Jr.)
Chapter 21: Resurrection Preview (Francis Schaeffer)
Chapter 22: Peace Be unto You (Saint Augustine)
Chapter 23: Knowing the Power of His Resurrection (Tim Keller)
Chapter 24: Sharing His Sufferings (Joni Eareckson Tada)
Chapter 25: Crucified with Christ (Stephen F. Olford)



Nancy Guthrie teaches the Bible at her home church, Cornerstone Presbyterian Church in Franklin, Tennessee, as well as at conferences around the country and internationally, including her Biblical Theology Workshops for Women. She is the host of the Help Me Teach the Bible podcast from the Gospel Coalition and the author of numerous books, including Even Better than Eden and Saints and Scoundrels in the Story of Jesus. She and her husband are cohosts of the GriefShare video series and lead Respite Retreats for couples who have faced the death of a child.