Item description for His Cross in Your Life by Bertrand Weaver & Ralph Martin...
Suffering is a fact of life for everyone. If severe suffering is a fact of life for you, then read this book--slowly and carefully. Its theme will be relevant until the end of time because until the end of time the cross of Christ will be planted on the horizon of the world and each generation will be called on to answer a crucial question: Was that Man on the Cross mistaken, or are we mistaken if we ignore his message? In these pages, you will find an abundance of practical help with your sufferings and sound advice on what to do when the hand of the Lord touches you.
"It is not possible to live in this life and not have suffering. As Catherine of Siena said, the issue is not to suffer or not to suffer but rather to suffer with Christ or to suffer in isolation and loneliness. Those who seek to flee suffering simply find it in another form. Those who learn to embrace the cross and their suffering find a peace and joy that truly the world cannot give. This book helps us to find life, hope, and strength in suffering. If we wish to live a serious Christian life, we, too, have to ponder the "secret" of the cross and learn how to imitate and participate in its power and profound love. We owe a debt of gratitude to Catholic Answers for bringing back into print Fr. Weaver's book on the cross." -Ralph Martin Renewal Ministries
"In this book, the author does not present the passion of Jesus as a series of incidents based on what happened to him long ago. Rather, he begins with what happens to us, with the crosses we bear, and looks for wisdom and understanding in Jesus Christ. This is the secret of the saints who, throughout the centuries, have studied the lessons of the cross so diligently and well. They found it to be the help they needed to make sense of their lives and the crosses they bore. Our age, too, stands in special need of the wisdom of the cross, as it faces the never-ending contradictions of human life." -Rev. Victor Hoagland, C.P.
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Studio: Catholic Answers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.96" Width: 5.18" Height: 0.34" Weight: 0.31 lbs.
Release Date Jan 31, 2001
Publisher Catholic Answers
ISBN 1888992239 ISBN13 9781888992236
Reviews - What do customers think about His Cross in Your Life?
One of the best books I've ever read on suffering! Feb 27, 2006
Fr. Weaver presents wonderful things to meditate on including: how to know if you are doing the will of God, what a spectacle it must been for the angelic hosts to gaze upon our Lord on the cross, how the Creator of the things of this world rejected the things of this world and many more.
This is a must read!
Powerful message Jun 22, 2005
His Cross in Your Life is a remarkable book. This book is about the role of suffering in our lives and how we should look to Jesus on the cross for hope and strength. I found the message of embracing our own cross and learning to suffer with Christ to be a powerful one; it is very relevant to today's world.
Reprinted for a Reason! May 21, 2005
First printed in 1961, "His Cross in Your Life" is still as relevant today as it was back then. In his marvelous treatise, Father Bertrand Weaver relates the cross of Christ with nearly every part of life: times of sadness, times of joy, life expectancy, prayer, and even relationships.
In nearly every chapter, Fr. Weaver finds an aspect of spirituality and/or humanity and then relates it to the cross. And, even though the pages dedicated to each chapter are few, they contain words that are loaded with information. By the end of the book, my understanding of the cross in many aspects of my own life was much greater; not just during suffering, but also during successes, failures, and the periods in between.
To use Fr. Weaver's own example, Fr. Weaver's book is a mine with a wealth of information stashed within...the only work required to mine it is simply reading the book, which isn't much work given that it's easy to read, enjoyable, and only 112 pages long.
And now, the downside. Starting in chapter 14, Fr. Weaver loses his momentum and spends more time describing the cross of Jesus and less time relating it the readers' crosses. This continues through chapters 15 and 16, with 17 being a very good chapter and 19 being a very good conclusion. However, in chapter 18 Fr. Weaver goes off topic and relates the cross to Mary's life. It's not a bad section, but it's out of place. I would rather have seen chapter 18 as an appendix.
It's this loss of steam that keeps this book from being perfect. The prose, the logic, and the conclusions are all easy to follow, easy to read, and very wonderful. Like I said before: reprinted, and with good reason!
A beautiful book Apr 29, 2005
A beautiful book for everyone, but especially if you are experiencing suffering right now. For you, this book is a retreat.