Reliving the Passion
By: Walter Wangerin Jr.
No story has more significance than this: the death and resurrection of Jesus. But somehow the oft-repeated tale of Christ’s passion can become too familiar, too formalized, for us to experience its incredible immediacy.
The meditations in Reliving the Passion, which received a Gold Medallion Award in 1993, follow the story as given in the gospel of Mark – from the moment when the chief priests plot to kill Jesus to the Resurrection. But these readings are more than a recounting of events, they are an imaginary reenactment, leading the reader to re-experience the Passion or perhaps see it fully for the very first time.
As only a great storyteller can, Walter Wangerin enables the reader to see the story from the inside, to discover the strangeness and wonder of the events as they unfold. It’s like being there. In vivid images and richly personal detail, Wangerin helps us recognize our own faces on the streets of Jerusalem; breathe the dark and heavy air of Golgotha; and experience, as Mary and Peter did, the bewilderment, the challenge, and the ultimate revelation of knowing the man called Jesus.
Walter Wangerin Jr. first came to prominence as the award-winning author of The Book of the Dun Cow. He has since won many other awards and honors for his books, including the best-selling Book of God. Wangerin holds the Jochum Chair at Valparaiso University in Indiana, where he is writer-in-residence.
Book Size: 5.25 x 7.5″
Page Count: 156
Publisher: Zondervan (1992)
Weight: 0.60 lbs
Author: Wangerin Jr., Walter