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Overview In this collection of sermons representing 25 years of Holy Week and Easter preaching, Fleming Rutledge offers a wide-ranging vision of the cross and the resurrection.
Publishers Description The Crucifixion and Resurrection of Jesus comprise the two-part event at the heart of the Christian story. Because of its unique meaning and the intense emotions it invokes, Holy Week brings high expectations on the part of congregations and places unusual demands on those who deliver the messages. It takes a specially gifted preacher to communicate the profundity of Christ's Passion and its supreme relevance for our contemporary world. Fleming Rutledge is just such a preacher. Heralded by congregations and peers alike as one of today's most compelling and powerful Christian voices, Mrs. Rutledge is also a best-selling author whose previous collections of sermons have touched readers deeply. This new volume, representing twenty-five years of Holy Week and Easter preaching, offers a wide-ranging vision of the Cross and Resurrection that will inform and inspire committed believers and serious seekers alike. Divided into seven sections that progress through Holy Week from Palm Sunday to Good Friday to Easter and on through Eastertide, these sermons incorporate the biblical themes of sacrifice for sin, vicarious suffering, victory over evil and death, and the new creation arising out of eternal love. Many of these sermons are brand-new; others -- especially those for Good Friday -- have been rethought and reworked over a period of years. None have ever been published before. All of them consistently display Mrs. Rutledge's startling ability to bridge the message of the ancient biblical texts with the distinct needs of modern people. Intellectually engaging, pastorally wise, and beautifully written, The Undoing of Death is accented with thirty-three artistic masterpieces depicting the events of Holy Week, making it a feast for the eye as well as the soul.
Citations And Professional Reviews The Undoing Of Death: Sermons For Holy Week and Easter by Fleming Rutledge has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Christian Advance - 09/01/2005 page 58
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Studio: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.02" Width: 6.12" Height: 1.04" Weight: 1.15 lbs.
Release Date Oct 3, 2005
Publisher WM. B. EERDMANS PUBLISHING CO.
ISBN 0802830218 ISBN13 9780802830210
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More About Fleming Rutledge
Fleming Rutledge is an Episcopal priest widely recognized in North America and the UK as a preacher, lecturer, and teacher of other preachers. Her published sermon collections, most recently And God Spoke to Abraham: Preaching from the Old Testament, have received acclaim across denominational lines. Among her other books are The Bible and The New York Times, Not Ashamed of the Gospel: Sermons from Paul's Letter to the Romans, and The Battle for Middle-earth: Tolkien's Divine Design in The Lord of the Rings.
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Outstanding! Apr 28, 2006
Reverend Fleming Rutledge offers thorough and profound Spirit-filled preaching on the cross and the resurrection directly in the Word of God, the Bible. Elements of her work are on par with such leaders as Lewis and Bonhoeffer. Rutledge is at her best when she is least polite, yet eloquent, when articulating the astonishing, even shocking, truths of Christian orthodoxy. This work is, in fact, a call for a return to orthodoxy: Live in the cross; live in the ressurrection. I spent this Holy and Easter week with these sermons, and the Spirit blessed me mightily. In addition, I love the beautiful sacred art and commentary. Reverend Rutledge offers the very best that the Episcopal and Anglican tradition hold. This is surprising and encouraging, considering that the Episcopal church (America) has begun to abandon Biblical truth and orthodox Christianity. I offer Reverend Ruthledge every encouragement: Come, Lord Jesus, breathe your Holy Spirit into our dry bones through your powerful daughter, Fleming!