Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Christians at the Cross: Finding Hope in the Passion, Death, and Resurrection of Jesus” as Want to Read:
Christians at the Cross: Finding Hope in the Passion, Death, and Resurrection of Jesus
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Christians at the Cross: Finding Hope in the Passion, Death, and Resurrection of Jesus

3.96  ·  Rating Details ·  76 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews
Anglican bishop N. T. Wright is a respected ecumenical voice among Catholics, Protestants, and Orthodox Christians. When Wright preached to the members of a mining community in northern England who had suffered grievous losses, he reflected on Jesus death and resurrection, encouraging the people to unite their pain with the journey of Christ to the cross. The wisdom of his ...more
Paperback, 79 pages
Published January 7th 2008 by Word Among Us Press
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Christians at the Cross, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Christians at the Cross

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 170)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
Joel Jackson
Apr 10, 2012 Joel Jackson rated it it was amazing
Shelves: theology
N. T. Wright weaves beautiful sermons in this brief collection. In meditating upon Holy Week, Wright allows the reading to experience the sorrow of the community at Easington Colliery. In experiencing the community's sorrow, the reader also recalls areas of sorrow and struggle in their own life. In the midst of this sorrow, Wright consistenly points to the hope of the cross and resurrection and how those necessary events interact with our lives today. As the series concludes, Wright reminds Chri ...more
Andrew
Back in 2007 N.T. Wright visited Easington Colliery a town that has suffered through tragedy and hardship over the years. These eight sermons are what he preached during the Holy Week as he sought to bridge their sadness and fears with the horrors of the Easter story.

Sidenote - his sermons are short.

At first I starting reading to get some ideas for a sermon I was working on. But then I kept on reading as daily reflection in preparation for Easter. Nothing astronomical or radically new, but I app
...more
T.S.
Jun 04, 2014 T.S. rated it it was amazing
This is a collection of N.T. Wright's sermons, which he delivered over the course of Holy Week at a church in former mining mecca that is slowly turning into a ghost town. These sermons focus on grace through the backdrop of the community's sorrow, decay, and struggle. I actually enjoyed how the power of place intertwined so closely with not only Wright's sermons, but also the lives of the people in attendance. Certainly, his message resonates with readers, too, who are trying to deepen their ex ...more
Scott
Mar 31, 2013 Scott rated it really liked it
Wright preached a short sermon each day of Holy Week in Easington Colliery, England, in 2007. I enjoyed his theme throughout: that when we hear the main melody of the story of Jesus, we should also hear the bass line of the Old Testament that grounds the whole thing, and we also hear the tenor and alto lines of the stories of our society and personal lives, respectively. In each of the sermons, focuses on God's redemptive purposes in Christ for the world and specifically for Easington Colliery, ...more
Timothy Maples
Jun 07, 2009 Timothy Maples rated it really liked it
This book was originally a series of Holy Week talks given to a small community whose economic and cultural infrastructure had been decimated. N.T. Wright relates their problems to scripture and gives a much-needed word of hope in Christ. I would recommend this book to anyone suffering through our current economic crisis, especially in hard-hit areas, such as my own Detroit.
Linnea
Apr 28, 2008 Linnea rated it really liked it
Shelves: theological
I really enjoyed this small book of sermons for each day of Holy Week. Wright preached them at a town in England that had been devastated by the coal mines closing. The sermons focus on bringing our own stories of suffering and grief within the story of Jesus' suffering, and thus finding healing. It is a wonderful and helpful book for Lent and Holy Week.
Jean Marie Angelo
Jul 30, 2013 Jean Marie Angelo rated it really liked it
A slim volume of sermons that focus on Holy Week. The author compares Jesus' trials with the losses in an English mining town. Certainly an effective way of teaching the relevance of scripture in ours lives.
RF
Jan 29, 2008 RF marked it as to-read
My favorite book recommendation resource (Hearts and Minds Booknotes Blog) suggested this would be an excellent Lenten read...
Aaron
Mar 16, 2010 Aaron rated it really liked it
Great Holy Week devotional.
Andrew
Andrew marked it as to-read
Sep 21, 2016
Cari
Cari marked it as to-read
Sep 07, 2016
Becky Gentry
Becky Gentry rated it it was amazing
Aug 30, 2016
Jerry Davis
Jerry Davis marked it as to-read
Jul 30, 2016
Barbara J.
Barbara J. rated it liked it
Jul 23, 2016
Melanie
Melanie marked it as to-read
May 17, 2016
Peter Blankenship
Peter Blankenship rated it liked it
May 14, 2016
Bryan Kane
Bryan Kane marked it as to-read
May 10, 2016
Emily Serven
Emily Serven marked it as to-read
Apr 24, 2016
Ada Fu
Ada Fu added it
Mar 22, 2016
Erik
Erik rated it really liked it
Feb 22, 2016
D. Owsley
D. Owsley rated it liked it
Feb 08, 2016
Jeff
Jeff marked it as to-read
Jan 18, 2016
E. Thomas Anderson
E. Thomas Anderson marked it as to-read
Jan 03, 2016
Joseph
Joseph marked it as to-read
Nov 04, 2015
Meghan G.
Meghan G. rated it really liked it
Oct 02, 2015
Morgan
Morgan marked it as to-read
Sep 20, 2015
Kirk
Kirk marked it as to-read
Aug 02, 2015
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
38932
N. T. Wright is the former Bishop of Durham in the Church of England (2003-2010) and one of the world's leading Bible scholars. He is now serving as the chair of New Testament and Early Christianity at the School of Divinity at the University of St. Andrews. He has been featured on ABC News, Dateline NBC, The Colbert Report, and Fresh Air, and he has taught New Testament studies at Cambridge, McGi ...more
More about N.T. Wright...

Share This Book



“I am convinced that when we bring our griefs and sorrows within the story of God's own grief and sorrow, and allow them to be held there, God is able to bring healing to us ans new possibilities to our lives. That is, of course, what Good Friday and Easter are all about” 3 likes
More quotes…