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The Agony and Glory of the Cross by Charles B. Hodge Jr.
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it was amazing
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Reading for the 2nd time. Most recently started September 25, 2018.

Then He said to them all, “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow Me. For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will save it. For what profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world, and is himself destroyed or lost?" Luke 9:23-25

I started reading it last year, but I took it slow so that I wouldn't miss much, and it was worth it. Here are a few of my favorite quotes from it:

"Jesus was not on the cross six hours, but thirty-three years. He lived the life before He died the death. Salvation is free, but it costs us everything - our lives!"

"The way up is down; we empty ourselves to be full. We confess being wrong to be made right. The strongest are the weakest; the poorest, the richest. We die to live and give to get."

"Jesus was both totally humbled and totally exalted. His exaltation did not destroy His humanity; rather, it glorified His humanity. "

"Our salvation is not for a moment but for a crucified lifetime."

"The U.S. has the Declaration of Independence; Christians have the Declaration of Dependence."

The author includes a special section especially for meditating on before each chapter. Very thought provoking stuff! (Though it looks like one of the later printings took out the meditations, which is a shame - so if you look into getting this book, try to make sure it's the older printing with the "More Confusing Than Amusing" meditations before each chapter.) I enjoyed this book so much. This is the perfect book to read during this Holy week; or anytime before or after! :)
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Reading Progress

January 6, 2017 – Started Reading
December 6, 2017 – Shelved
January 7, 2018 –
page 94
59.12%
January 16, 2018 –
page 104
65.41%
January 17, 2018 –
page 107
67.3%
January 18, 2018 –
page 113
71.07%
January 30, 2018 – Finished Reading
September 25, 2018 – Started Reading

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