The Glory of the Cross

The Glory of the Cross

Reflections for Lent from the Gospel of John

Daily readings from the Gospel of John to prepare your heart for Easter

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In many ways, Easter is supposed to be the high-point of the year for Christians, where we remember the three days that changed history for ever. But for many of us, the day quickly comes and goes without us really feeling any different. Yet for centuries Christians around the world have marked the season of Lent—the forty days leading up to Easter—as a way of reflecting on their need for forgiveness and anticipating Christ's work on the cross.

These daily readings present deep theology in a concise and understandable way, allowing you to soak up the real meaning of Christ's death and resurrection. Each week, you'll read through one or two chapters of John's Gospel. The Sunday reading provides an introduction to the passage as a whole, while the rest of the week's reflections work through it in smaller sections. A carefully selected prayer—drawn from the rich work of writers throughout church history—is included each day.

So this Lent, prepare your heart with 47 days of short and stirring reflections from the Gospel of John.

Written by Tim Chester, the author of the best-selling Advent readings, The One True Light.

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  • 47 daily readings from the Gospel of John
  • Introduction: John 5 v 16-30
  • Lent week 1: John 3
  • Lent week 2: John 6
  • Lent week 3: John 10 – 11
  • Lent week 4: John 12
  • Lent week 5: John 18 – 19
  • Holy Week: John 20


Author Tim Chester
ISBN 9781784982560
Format Paperback
First published 2018
Dimensions 5.1" x 7.8" x 0.5"
Language English
Pages 160
Publisher The Good Book Company

What a helpful book. Clear: it focuses us on Jesus. Wise: it reminds us his work on the cross is sufficent. Rewarding: it offers reflections and prayers that reveal the treasures of John’s gospel. A great resource to use through Lent. Buy it for yourself and give one to a friend.

Revd James Lawrence

Leadership Principal, CPAS

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