Books: The Loving Scapegoat
by Chris Irven
prayer form called the Stations of the Cross has been used
for centuries. Groups of 14 or so shrines or even oratories
can be found dotted around the world, particularly in hilly
regions, leading the pilgrim in stages or ‘stations’ to
a Calvary at the top. Miniatures of this ‘way of the
Cross’ decorate the interiors of many churches and
are used for the same purpose – a prayerful accompanying
of Jesus on his last journey to death for us. Some end sadly,
leaving the pilgrim to ponder the infinite price God places
on our souls. Others end in the journey’s inevitable
culmination – his resurrection, and ours.
This wonderful prayer form has a growing ecumenical appeal
for young and old, and should not be ‘saved up for
Lent.’ Neither should it necessarily resort to the
sentiment and language of times past: rather, it should be
seen through our own eyes and lives in today’s world.
The moving and powerful meditations in this illustrated book
do that perfectly and with deep theological insight.
ISBN : 978-1-906385-02-6
Price: £3.00 + £0.70 p&p
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