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Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Jon Meacham explores the seven final sayings of Jesus as recorded within the Gospels, combining wealthy historic and theological insights to mirror on the true coronary heart of the Christian story.
For Jon Meacham, as for believers worldwide, the occasions of Good Friday and Easter reveal important truths about Christianity. A former vestryman of Trinity Church Wall Street and St. Thomas Church Fifth Avenue, Meacham delves into that intersection of religion and historical past on this meditation on the seven phrases Jesus spoke from the cross.
Beginning with “Father, forgive them, for they have no idea what they do” and ending with “Father, into thy palms I commend my spirit,” Meacham captures for the listener how these phrases epitomize Jesus’s message of love, not hate; grace, not rage; and, slightly than vengeance, extraordinary mercy. For every saying, Meacham composes an essay on the origins of Christianity and the way Jesus’s remaining phrases created a basis for oral and written traditions that upended the very order of the world.
Writing in a tone extra intimate than any of his earlier works, Jon Meacham returns us to the second that remodeled Jesus from a historic determine into the proclaimed Son of God, worshiped by billions.