Item description for Reliving the Passion: Meditations on the Suffering, Death, and the Resurrection of Jesus as Recorded in Mark. by Walter Wangerin, Jr....
Overview These imaginary reenactments follow the story of the death and resurrection of Jesus from the time the chief priests plotted to kill Him to His glorious resurrection from the dead, allowing readers to re-experience the Passion--or perhaps see it fully for the first time.
Publishers Description No story has more significance than this: the death and resurrection of Jesus. But somehow the oft-repeated tale of Christ's passion can become too familiar, too formalized, for us to experience its incredible immediacy. The meditations in Reliving the Passion, which received a Gold Medallion Award in 1993, follow the story as given in the gospel of Mark---from the moment when the chief priests plot to kill Jesus to the Resurrection. But these readings are more than a recounting of events; they are an imaginary reenactment, leading the reader to re-experience the Passion or perhaps see it fully for the very first time. As only a great storyteller can, Walter Wangerin enables the reader to see the story from the inside, to discover the strangeness and wonder of the events as they unfold. It's like being there. In vivid images and richly personal detail, Wangerin helps us recognize our own faces on the streets of Jerusalem; breathe the dark and heavy air of Golgotha; and experience, as Mary and Peter did, the bewilderment, the challenge, and the ultimate revelation of knowing the man called Jesus. 'The story gets personal for every reader, ' writes Wangerin, 'for this is indeed our story, the story whereby we personally have been saved from such a death as Jesus died. 'No, there is not another tale in the world more meaningful than this---here is where we all take our stands against sin and death and Satan, upon this historical, historic event. I consider it a holy privilege to participate in it retelling. 'Read this book slowly. Read it with a seeing faith. Walk the way with Jesus. We, his followers of later centuries, do follow even now. Read, walk, come, sigh, live. Live Rise again
Awards and Recognitions Reliving the Passion: Meditations on the Suffering, Death, and the Resurrection of Jesus as Recorded in Mark. by Walter Wangerin, Jr. has received the following awards and recognitions -
Gold Medallion Book Awards - 1993 Winner - Devotional category
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 5.5" Height: 8" Weight: 0.65 lbs.
Release Date Mar 1, 1992
Publisher Zondervan Publishing
ISBN 0310755301 ISBN13 9780310755302 UPC 025986755300
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More About Walter Wangerin, Jr.
Walter Wangerin Jr. is widely recognized as one of the most gifted writers writing today on the issues of faith and spirituality. Starting with the renowned Book of the Dun Cow, Wangerin's writing career has encompassed most every genre: fiction, essay, short story, children's story, meditation, and biblical exposition. His writing voice is immediately recognizable, and his fans number in the millions. The author of over forty books, Wangerin has won the National Book Award, New York Times Best Children's Book of the Year Award, and several Gold Medallions, including best-fiction awards for both The Book of God and Paul: A Novel. He lives in Valparaiso, Indiana, where he is Senior Research Professor at Valparaiso University.
Walter Wangerin currently resides in Valparaiso, in the state of Indiana. Walter Wangerin has an academic affiliation as follows - Valparaiso University.
Reviews - What do customers think about Reliving The Passion?
Reliving the Passion Mar 20, 2007
This book was suggested as a good devotional for Lent. I agree; it is great. Mr Wangerin has a way of seeing the events of Holy Week as told in the Gospel of Mark with new eyes. I look forward to each day's reading for the new light he shines on it. Because Sundays are not counted in the 40 days of Lent, there are writings for Monday through Saturday. The scripture is printed before each day's devotional writing, so there is no need to have a Bible alongside it. This is the best devotion for Lent I have used.
Making the Cross Real Jul 7, 2006
This is a series of 40 Lentan devotions--actually very vivid and brilliant insights on the reality of Jesus' dying on the cross. I have a very large library, but I have read nothing better on this theme. I have purchased 6 additional copies as gifts--any will be getting more.
Pure Poetry Mar 6, 2002
This is my third year to read "Reliving the Passion". It is pure poetry at its finest and Walter Wangerin Jr. transports you back to the days leading up to and through the Passion. Add this book to you library and make it a tradition each year at Lent. Also check out his book for Advent!
Excellent! Mar 4, 1999
Dying to live. Won't you join the journey? Wangerin puts us into the journey to Golgotha and beyond.
I could not put this book down - prepare to be changed! Feb 24, 1999
Wangerin's writing style is so refreshing - it brings the story of Christ to life in a new and exciting way. The emotive writing style draws you in as the reader and you cannot put the book away - I read and re-read the crucifixion chapters and came away almost breathless with a renewed sense of what Christ went through for me! The cast of characters that were involved also come to life with all the passion and "realness" of that day.