Item description for They Were There: Witnesses to the Passion of Jesus by James A. Griffin...
Overview Here you meet 33 eyewitnesses to the passion; some were disciples, others were pulled into the drama, perhaps even unwittingly. Bishop James Griffin goes inside the head and heart of each person or group to reveal the thoughts, motivations, and actions of these key witnesses. The result? An up-close and personal look at what Jesus endured.
Publishers Description In this dynamic account of the passion and death of Jesus, you will meet thirty-three eyewitnesses to the events of those days. Some were perpetrators in the passion: the Roman soldiers, the Sanhedrin and the high priests, Herod, Pontius Pilate and his wife. Others were disciples: James, John, Peter, Mary Magdalene, and Joseph of Arimathea. Still others were pulled into the drama, perhaps even unwittingly: the servant girl in the courtyard, Veronica, Simon of Cyrene, and the crowds who were in Jerusalem for the Passover. Bishop Griffin goes inside the head and heart of each person or group to reveal the thoughts, motivations, and actions of these key witnesses. He illustrates the various perspectives of the life, work, and mission of Jesus as seen by these witnesses while retaining the clarity, insight, and faithful vision of the gospel accounts. Each brief reflection is followed by a prayer, making this a great resource for lenten meditation. The format of They Were There offers a complement to the traditional way of the cross, and can be used by both groups and individuals.
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Studio: Twenty-Third Publications
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.42" Width: 5.58" Height: 0.21" Weight: 0.25 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 2004
Publisher Twenty-Third Publications
ISBN 1585953121 ISBN13 9781585953127
Availability 0 units.
More About James A. Griffin
James Griffin, Ph.D., is the deputy chief of the Child Development and Behavior Branch of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development and directs the Early Learning and School Readiness Program.
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Practical Advice Mar 31, 2004
Bishop Griffin's little book contains unique but practical reflections on those who were present at the passion of Jesus. While the focus shifts from Mary to lowly servants, the reflections apply to the everyday life each of us experience. The book is excellent Lenten reading, but would be appropriate at any time of year.