Christian Book Guide - Jesus - Birth & Death (Passion)

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55572: God in the Manger:  The Miraculous Birth of Christ God in the Manger
By John MacArthur

The appearance of God as man changed human history. MacArthur shows you why! Unraveling the events surrounding the miraculous birth of Christ, he examines every detail---from the virgin birth and Mary's visit to Elizabeth to the angelic announcement and reactions of the rich and powerful. A compelling testimony to the pre-eminence of Jesus!

1340273: The Innkeeper The Innkeeper
By John Piper, illustrated by John Lawrence

An advent poem written by Piper for his Minneapolis congregation, this depicts the effect of Jesus' birth on the keeper of the inn where Joseph and Mary stayed. Can be quoted during sermons, Christmas pageants, and Sunday school festivities; or given as a present in the holiday season.

650044: Christmas with Dietrich Bonhoeffer Christmas with Dietrich Bonhoeffer
By Dietrich Bonhoeffer

During each advent season, we seek for new and meaningful ways to prepare our hearts for the coming of the Christ. In an elegant compilation of works by Dietrich Bonhoeffer you'll sense the depth of his understanding of the incarnation, and on each artful page you can meditate for personal enrichment in "the wordless silence of adoration".

60189: The Murder of Jesus, Revised The Murder of Jesus
By John MacArthur

In The Murder of Jesus noted scholar and pastor John MacArthur leads you step by step through the betrayal, trial, crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ. This powerful study will provide you with a more complete understanding of the Passion of the Christ and will help you prepare your heart for the celebration of Easter.

500003: Experiencing the Passion of Christ Experiencing the Passion of Christ
By John MacArthur

Mel Gibson's blockbuster The Passion of the Christ generated a flood of questions from countless seekers. Rise to the challenge with this reflective resource! Offering an on-the-scene look at Jesus' life, MacArthur confronts Christians and non-believers alike with the tragedy and triumph of the cross---and helps you understand history's pivotal event.

47883: Fifty Reasons Why Jesus Came to Die Fifty Reasons Why Jesus Came to Die
By John Piper

The central issue of Jesus' death is not the cause, but the meaning - God's meaning. That is what this book is about. John Piper has gathered from the New Testament fifty reasons. Not fifty causes, but fifty purposes - in answer to the most important question that each of us must face: What did God achieve for sinners like us in sending his Son to die?

523644: Christ Our Mediator: Finding Passion at the Cross Christ Our Mediator
By C.J. Mahaney

What's the key to deepening your love for Jesus? Looking at Christ's cross not through your eyes, but through God's. Redirecting your vision away from feelings and toward objective truth, Mahaney places you at Jesus' side during his final hours. This intense encounter will anchor your faith in a new understanding of God's love and grace.

46789: The Heart of the Cross The Heart of the Cross
By Philip Graham Ryken & James Montgomery Boice

Jesus' words and work on the cross carry a message for each of us. A message of eternal life offered up freely. Of a perfect love with no end. Of a glorious hope attained at great cost. And of a divine power that exists beyond the limitations of all flesh. These devotional readings probe Christ's last earthly words and the biblical writers' words about the cross to reveal not only the meaning of Calvary but the heart of God. They will also give you a richer understanding of the amazing love that drove Jesus to the cross, conquering the powers of hell once and for all.

519040: Majesty in Misery, Volume 1: Dark Gethsemane Majesty in Misery, Volume 1: Dark Gethsemane
By Charles Haddon Spurgeon

In this the first of three volumes on the passion and death of our Lord, C.H. Spurgeon takes us to "Dark Gethsemane" by way of the Upper Room and Jesus' last Passover meal with His disciples. These sermons (which have been completely reset in a very readable modern format) will feed and nourish the believer's soul as the "Prince of Preachers" unfolds such wonderful gospel themes as "Love Stronger than Death", "The Weakened Christ Strengthened", "The Agony in Gethsemane", "The Captive Saviour Freeing His People", and "Christ Declining the Legions".

519156: Majesty in Misery Volume 2: The Judgment Hall Majesty in Misery Volume 2: The Judgment Hall
By Charles Haddon Spurgeon

In this the second of three volumes on the passion and death of our Lord, C. H. Spurgeon bids us to follow Christ into "The Judgment Hall" and to look on as the Man of Sorrows is despised and rejected by men first, by Annas and Caiaphas, the religious leaders of the Jewish nation, then Herod Antipas, the puppet prince of Galilee, and finally Pontius Pilate, the Roman governor. Spurgeon's great gifts of passionate and persuasive preaching are clearly in evidence in these sermons, which include 'Christ in Bonds', 'The King in Pilate's Hall, and 'Majesty in Misery'.

519164: Majesty in Misery, Volume 3: Calvary's Mournful Mountain Majesty in Misery, Volume 3: Calvary's Mournful Mountain
By Charles Haddon Spurgeon

In this the last of three volumes on the passion and death of our Lord, C. H. Spurgeon takes us to "Calvary's Mournful Mountain", there to view afresh the last moments of Christ's earthly life. In these sermons, Spurgeon fixes our eyes upon our glorious Saviour, whose amazing grace and dying love are eloquently described and vividly portrayed. As you read these sermons, you will begin to understand just why Spurgeon was so loved by Christians the world over.

61574: The Radical Cross The Radical Cross
By A.W. Tozer

A prolific author, A. W. Tozer grasped well the paradox of the cross. He consistently preached with passion the message of the cross and the crucified life. The Radical Cross gathers together a compilation of Tozer's writings specifically focused on the cross of Christ.

65739: The Seven Sayings of the Saviour on the Cross The Seven Sayings of the Saviour on the Cross
By Arthur W. Pink

The words Christ spoke from the cross can inform Christians of the purpose, the meaning, and the sufficiency of His death. After an introduction that discusses the nature of Christ's death as natural, unnatural, preternatural, and supernatural, Dr. Arthur W. Pink clearly illustrates the lessons that can be drawn from Christ's words-lessons on forgiveness, salvation, affection, anguish, suffering, victory, and contentment.

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