Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Book Review : Captured by Calvary

Captured by Calvary is being featured on the Australian Christian Readers Blog Alliance this week. Information about the author and more details about the book can be found here.

Captured by Calvary is a collection of 31 devotions about the Cross of Christ. Ray Hawkins has written these thoughts to help people meditate on the implications of Christ’s death.

These devotions are an in-depth look at the different aspects of the work Christ accomplished on the cross. It looks at the symbolism of the cross; the connection with the Passover; the fulfilment of Old Testament thinking as well as the prophesies; God’s foreknowledge of the Cross; the significance of various events and sayings that happened at the time of Christ’s death; and how the significance of the cross applies to us today.

These thoughts would be a useful launching place for those who regularly give communion talks or as a Bible study or as a personal daily devotional.

Although this is a short book, it is not a quick read. As a book reviewer I found it difficult to read more than one or two devotions a day as they are quite theologically profound and I needed time to digest them. Each devotional is well thought through and often weighty.

Overall a valuable addition to one’s theological library.

Thanks to Even Before Publishing for providing a free book for review.

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