Item description for Were You There?: Finding Ourselves at the Foot of the Cross by Erik Kolbell & Roger Rosenblatt...
Overview Perfect for the Lenten season or throughout the year, "Were You There?" provides thoughtful meditations about who Jesus was by considering those connected with his death: Peter, Judas, the woman who anointed Jesus, Pilate, Herod, Simon of Cyrene, the centurion at the cross, Joseph of Arimathea, Mary, and many others. (Motivation)
In this compelling and hope-filled book, Erik Kolbell shows us that in the passion of Jesus we hear the story of one person but the echoes of many. Though we read the story to find out who Jesus was, it is in the stories of the other characters who were present, from the disciples who followed him to the high priests who spoke falsely about him, that we can discover much about ourselves. Kolbell explores how each person or group responded differently to Jesus' predicament, and shows us how their different responses represent the great range of human responses also available to us.
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Studio: Westminster John Knox Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 5.75" Height: 8.75" Weight: 0.75 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 2005
Publisher Westminster John Knox Press
ISBN 0664227783 ISBN13 9780664227784
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More About Erik Kolbell & Roger Rosenblatt
Erik Kolbell is a psychotherapist and former Minister of Social Justice at Riverside Church in New York City. He is the author of "What Jesus Meant: The Beatitudes and A Meaningful Life" and "The God of Second Chances", published by Westminster John Knox Press. Kolbell is a regular guest on many national media outlets including "The Today Show", "Dateline", "Morning Joe", and numerous local television and radio programs.
Erik Kolbell currently resides in the state of New York.
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Were You There? Mar 11, 2010
Were You There was selected by our adult education class for a lenten study piece. The chapter length is easily read in a week during a busy schedule. The points by the author are realistic and relavent. This is used in a class of 40 and upward to 80's with great interest.