Book Review: Final Words from the Cross by Adam Hamilton

I came acrossfinal words from the crosss this book as I was preparing a sermon series of the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus. The author wrote the book in preparation for the season of Lent. He devotes a chapter to each of the seven statements recorded by the gospel writers, but the last two statements are covered in one chapter.

It is a thought provoking book and definitely a good read for daily devotionals or as a small group study. Each chapter begins with a fictional story from the imagined perspective of a person who witnessed the crucifixion of Jesus. I enjoyed the perspective the author brings to the biblical account. The historical references were some of the greatest assets of the book.

I thought the book was worth reading, but nothing earth-shaking. I would recommend it as a small group study, or even for research on a sermon series like I used it. There is a discussion guide available as well for a small group.

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About Ken Sayers

I'm currently employed by a children's home where my wife and I care for a cottage of girls who have been displaced from their families. I'm a middle age man with two grown children of my own and one grandchild. I have worked as a United States Marine, a youth minister, a preacher, a childcare worker, and a truck driver. My hobbies include photography, horses, playing guitar, writing, and fitness.
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