Item description for On a Hill Too Far Away: Putting the Cross Back into the Center of Our Lives by John Fischer...
Overview The doorway to becoming a Christian is held open by the author of this book, who explains what the cross means after the day of salvation. Using the powerful image of a 15-foot cross bolted in front of the platform of a small Connecticut church, Fischer explores the centrality of the cross to a Christian's faith, as well as the tragedy of the cross's apparent absence in contemporary Christianity.
Publishers Description The Cross is More Than a Symbol
John Fischer believes Christians are in danger of forgetting the power and passion of the gospel. Using the powerful image of a 5-foot cross bolted in front of the platform of a small Conneticut church, Fischer explores the centrality of the cross to a Christian's faith for all time, as well as the tragedy of the cross's apparent abscence in contemporary Christianity.
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Publishers Weekly - 02/19/2001 page 62
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Studio: Bethany House
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.56" Width: 5.54" Height: 0.46" Weight: 0.58 lbs.
Release Date Feb 1, 2001
Publisher Bethany House
ISBN 0764224700 ISBN13 9780764224706
Availability 0 units.
More About John Fischer
John Fischer has been mixing his unique combination of singing, speaking, and humor for a variety of audiences for over thirty years. His multifaceted talents of song writing, speaking, singing, and writing reflect the many avenues by which John carries on a spiritual dialogue with real life and real people.
John's books present a thought-provoking challenge to the Christian Church today, encouraging believers to pull the true essence of their faith from the trappings of the contemporary Christian subculture. John's debut into fiction, Saint Ben, received a Silver Angel award for fiction.
His other fiction books include Saint Ben, Saint's and Angel's Song, and Ashes on the Wind. Since l980, he has contributed a column to Contemporary Christian Music (CCM) magazine.
A graduate of Wheaton College, John and his family now live in California.
John Fischer currently resides in the state of California. John Fischer was born in 1947.
Reviews - What do customers think about On a Hill Too Far Away: Putting the Cross Back into the Center of Our Lives?
Everyone should read this book Mar 21, 2008
I read this book a couple years ago, loved it so much I lent it to a friend, but apparently didn't get it back. So I ordered it again, and finished reading it in one setting, sensing once again the impact of the cross John Fischer writes about in this book. It is rugged and splintered. It's not 'pretty' nor 'polished'. And this book helped me again realize it was an awful tool of death where sin was destroyed for me and those that accept His gift of redemption. This book will touch places of your heart possibly never visited before and I highly recommend it.
Remembering the Cross! Jan 12, 2007
Somehow along the way in wanting to "appeal" to everyone and not wanting to offend anyone we forgot the words "sin" and "cross". John brings back what we have been missing.
New Light Aug 3, 2005
The book is written in logical format and the material is very inspireing. I have never worn a Cross around my neck I am now in the market to by one.
Provides concrete Bible-based steps for Christian living May 19, 2001
With On A Hill Too Far Away: Putting The Cross Back Into The Center Of Our Lives, John Fischer explores the centrality of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ to the Christian faith. Drawing upon the image of a 15-foot cross bolted front and center inside a Connecticut church, Fischer provides concrete Bible-based steps for Christian living. Other very highly recommended Fischer titles for a Christian readership include Ashes On The Wind; Saint Ben; The Saints' And Angels' Song; 12 Steps For The Recovering Pharisee; and True Believers Don't Ask Why.