This may be a small book but the reflections on the last sayings of Jesus are insightful and encouraging. Nash chooses one word to highlight from each saying. His commentaries on each saying are thoughtful and encourage reflection. A good example is on the saying, “I thirst.” Nash asks us to meditate on our thirsts, our longings, our desires for meaning and purpose. He reminds us how Jesus satisfied thirst in others, spiritual and physical. Each essay includes a Reflection section with penetrating questions and commentary. He ends the chapter with a written prayer.
I appreciate Nash's insights into Jesus' mercy, compassion, selflessness, love and humanity, the finished work of Jesus and God our Father, all from Jesus' last sayings. This is a good book for new Christians as it explains many aspects of Christianity. It is a good book for seasoned Christians too, reminding us of all Jesus has done for us.
This would be a good book to read during the week before Easter.
My rating: 4/5 stars.
Robert J Nash graduated from Wheaton College and received a MDiv at Bethel University and Seminary. He serves as campus pastor at Sawyer Highlands Church in Southwest Michigan. He is married with six children and enjoys teaching, reading, running and traveling with his family.
New Growth Press, 96 pages.
I received a complimentary egalley of this book from the publisher. My comments are an independent and honest review.