A Scandalous Beauty: The Artistry of God and the Way of the Cross

A Scandalous Beauty The Artistry of God and the Way of the Cross In discussing the death of Jesus we often focus on suffering redemption or other doctrinal aspects of the cross Rarely it seems do we meditate on the paradoxical beauty of Christ u s death In

  • Title: A Scandalous Beauty: The Artistry of God and the Way of the Cross
  • Author: Thomas E. Schmidt
  • ISBN: 9781587430176
  • Page: 388
  • Format: Hardcover
  • In discussing the death of Jesus, we often focus on suffering, redemption, or other doctrinal aspects of the cross Rarely, it seems, do we meditate on the paradoxical beauty of Christ u2019s death.In A Scandalous Beauty, Thomas Schmidt uses literary devices, powerful narratives, and moving portraits of ordinary people to express beauty and imagination in the details surroIn discussing the death of Jesus, we often focus on suffering, redemption, or other doctrinal aspects of the cross Rarely, it seems, do we meditate on the paradoxical beauty of Christ u2019s death.In A Scandalous Beauty, Thomas Schmidt uses literary devices, powerful narratives, and moving portraits of ordinary people to express beauty and imagination in the details surrounding Christ u2019s death and its world changing effects In a knowledgeable and perceptive reading of the New Testament, Schmidt shows us how God draws near to us through the scandalous beauty of the Son u2019s death.This creative book offers a fresh, convincing reason to hope in the face of death It is ideal for personal meditative or devotional reading, adult Sunday school, small groups, and lovers of the creative arts, and will appeal to readers not only during the Lenten and Easter seasons, but throughout the church year.

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    1. As we approach Holy Week and Easter, with thoughts once again turning toward Jesus' work on the cross, I can think of no better book to recommend (outside of the Bible, of course), than this little gem. Schmidt has a rare gift of combining humor, genuine insight, and shock, sometimes within the same paragraph. We learn of true stories of courage and hope (On Death and Power and One Old Lady), as well as fictitious romps using a theme of Jesus in psychotherapy. There is a first-rate study on the [...]

    2. Wow. This is the kind of book that you have to sink your teeth intoI just finished and I feel like I need to re-read to pick up some of the things I know I missed.

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