Tempted to Leave the Cross
Format: Paperback
Book Code: 1760
Pages: 128
Size: 5" x 8"
ISBN: 9780817015244
PubDate: 2007

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In Tempted to Leave the Cross, author and pastor Ernest Flores considers the cross of Jesus and what it represents in the Christian church today. Offering solid biblical study in a conversational style, he embraces the cross as more than a symbol of personal salvation but as a call to kingdom service. This rich collection of meditations challenges today’s Christians to:

  • Center our beliefs and actions in the cross
  • Value the high price that Jesus paid for our salvation
  • Be selfless and sacrificial in our pursuit of justice in the world

Complete with “Cross Examinations” for small-group use, this prophetic discipleship resource is ideal for Lenten study or reflection throughout the year.


Editorial Reviews:

"This is a tough, relevant, clear, entertaining, and memorable word on keeping the cross of Jesus Christ central to the Christian lifestyle. It is framed in the rhythms, argument, and storytelling of the finest in American preaching tradition." —Rev. Isaac Canales, Mission Ebenezer Family Church, Carson, CA

"...highly recommended to anyone with a crisis of faith, and to any community libraries catering to Christian readership." —The Midwest Book Review

"...written in a nonacademic, sharing tone with good examples and solid, biblical references. Pastor Flores reminds readers they are under grace, but he also motivates them to be worthy of the sacrifice made on the cross." —Church Libraries, Summer 2008

"Flores takes seriously the call to live a cross-centered life."—Restoration Quarterly 53:2 (2011)

"This Bible study is a collection of enriching meditations that challenges Christians today. It is a prophetic discipleship resource that includes questions for small groups settings during Lent or other times of the year." —Episcopal Teacher, Winter 2011-2012

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