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Zondervan Power and Passion - eBook

Imagine a world where our entire past becomes a treasured gift ... our future is stripped of any fear of death ... and every ruthless action by those in power is dismantled. As Christians, we don't have to imagine that world. It is ours, thanks to the passion and resurrection of Christ.

Samuel Wells explores the most important events in human history by examining six characters in the drama---Pontius Pilate, Barabbas, Joseph of Arimathea, Pilate's wife, Peter, and Mary Magdalene. Each one comes alive as Wells shows how they reflect and shape our reactions to contemporary issues such as marriage, friendship, discipleship, politics, and violence.

Through close readings of the passages, applied scholarship, and suggestions for discussion, Wells reveals how Jesus' death exposes the truth about our world and how his resurrection makes possible a new way of life. This is a book that will restore your passion and change your understanding of power.

Power and Passion was chosen by the Archbishop of Canterbury as his Lent book for 2007. It offers one chapter for each week of Lent, but it is a book that can be shared any time we need to reconsider our own power in the light of the power of Jesus' resurrection and allow our own passion to be renewed by the passion of Christ.

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Date:February 13, 2008
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Jacqueline Cassiday
This is an awesome book because the author makes clear how the human politics of the time of Jesus' passion relate to our politics today--making it very clear that there is indeed a relationship between Christian faith and politics. The author shows us how our personal faith can effect change in the world. But, he keeps to the scriptural truth of justice without getting bogged down in conservative vs liberal. The wondering and prayers at the end of each chapter provide a meaningful spiritual period to each chapter. I found this book under the category of 'drama' when looking for scripts for Lenten dramatic presentations. At first I was disappointed because there is no script here; however, one could design an entire Lenten preaching series and incorporate contemporary dialog to illustrate the main points of each chapter, and integrate the wondering and prayers as responsive reading interludes.
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