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Comforts from the Cross (Redesign): Celebrating the Gospel One Day at a Time Paperback – February 17, 2011
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"These thirty-one short readings will scoot you up to the banquet table of God's grace and glory and leave you feasting on your Savior and the cross. But beware: this cross-centered diet will change the way you live. Get ready for joy, power, contentment, security, and hope to flood your life as you sink your teeth into this feast. These short meditations will shape your heart and mind. We need this book! The church today, particularly in America, has been languishing in selfish, impotent, shallow immaturity-barely able to survive, let alone thrive and make an impact on our culture. So this book is a gem that stands out in the mountain of Christian self-help, feel-good, and name-it-and-claim-it books that have dominated the Christian landscape for too long. Get this book. Read it, and give it away to someone else who needs a gospel booster shot."
—Brad Bigney, Senior Pastor, Grace Fellowship Church, Florence, Kentucky
"The love of God in its deepest intensity is found in the immediate vicinity of the cross, and this is where Elyse invites her readers to dwell for thirty-one days of gospel meditation. Poignant and thoroughly biblical, Comforts from the Cross presents an endearing view of Christ that will encourage Christians with a fresh hope in their Savior. This book also provides a wide-ranging tour of gospel truths and shows readers how to apply them with life-changing results. This book is truly a gift to women who want their lives to bear more deeply the imprint of God's love."
—Milton Vincent, author, A Gospel Primer for Christians
About the Author
Elyse M. Fitzpatrick (MA, Trinity Theological Seminary) is a counselor, a retreat and conference speaker, and the head of Counsel from the Cross Ministries. Fitzpatrick has authored over 21 books, including Because He Loves Me, Give Them Grace, Comforts from Romans, and Found in Him.
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Elyse holds a certificate in biblical counseling from CCEF (San Diego) and an M.A. in Biblical Counseling from Trinity Theological Seminary. She has authored 20 books on daily living and the Christian life.
A frequent speaker at women's conferences, she has been married for 40 years and has three adult children and six really adorable grandchildren.
Along with her husband, Phil, Elyse is a member of Valley Center Community Church , a reformed congregation in the community of Valley Center. VCCC is a member of FIRE, the Fellowship of Independent Reformed Evangelicals.
Top Customer Reviews
It was especially timely after participating in a Bible study on Galatians this spring. I am continuing to learn what it looks like to live as a child of God and not a slave to the law.
The devotionals are about 3 pages per day, one for each day that take about 15 minutes to read. It has really helped me as a busy mom of 2 toddlers to have a regular time with Jesus every day. I recommend it especially for the women out there who feel like they have no time to sit with God.
The book is written as a daily devotional and designed to be read each day over the course of the month. Each devotional is about 4 pages long. What I found beneficial was how Elyse Fitzpatrick shared scripture each day and challenges the reader to "fix our eyes on Jesus" (Heb 12:2). Each day Elyse focuses on the scriptures and implores the reader to grab hold of the gospel. Throughout the book you see her passion for the Gospel to be a guiding truth of a believer's life. Each devotional ends appropriately with a prayer. I found this to be one of the great assets to the book because it takes the reader to the next level where they can confess what they just learned as well as ask for help to carry out the truth for the day. Every devotional feels like Elyse Fitzpatrick is speaking specifically to the reader each day.
Comforts from the Cross does a great job at centering the readers thoughts and actions around Jesus. The whole premise of the book is to "proclaim the gospel to yourself today and everyday" (page 17). Comforts from the Cross has a word for you if you are struggling with sin or need a fresh encounter with God. It speaks gospel truth over and over again. This is a life altering book because at its core it's focus is the fresh hope of the Savior Jesus Christ.
Comforts from the Cross is a great book because it directs the reader back to the truth of Jesus. It encourages the reader to be transformed by the gospel with each day. I recommend this book to anyone who wants to center their lives on Jesus and would encourage this book to be reread on a regular basis.
Our only real hope every morning is His passionate expression of love to me emanating from Calvary. Her wonderful insights reminded me morning after morning that I am really not who I think I am. I am really nothing but what I am in Him. It is cathartic to embrace that truth and rest in His work.
My surprise was that I seemed to emerge from the "cave of forgetfulness" every morning and needed to be jolted into reality once again by the wonderful truth contained in the pages of Comforts from the Cross. Bravo Elyse Fitzpatrick
Elyse's book is a must-read to help us from living in one of those extremes. Each devotional, beginning with a Scripture verse, is only 3 pages or so, but packed with excellent theology, examples, and biblical support. Her passion for the Gospel is a bright light amid an evangelical scene rife with Emergent tendencies, a seeker-sensitive mentality, and watered-down Gospel messages. Though this book may be targeted for women, any Christian will benefit from it.
I'm only on Day 13. I've been trying to read this book sloooowly, taking time to meditate and dwell on the truths. I have really been challenged and blessed.
My only complaint is that it seems to be aimed towards women. I want to give it to the men in my life too!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I'm a counseling pastor, we buy this in bulk to give out. My wife has read at least 5 times.Published 2 months ago by knowapologiespastor
Love this devotional. Very much encourages the reader and provides limitless amounts of truth. I searched all over the place for a quality devo and this is it. Read morePublished 2 months ago by IamwhatIam
Quite simply, one of the best, most influential Christian books I've ever read. Simple, easy read with eternal implications when applied. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Corri Gross
Marvelous and personal reading of the scriptures, tying several together to form a deeply meaningful meditationPublished 3 months ago by Kitty
Beautiful readings for a devotion or just to read for knowledge.Published 5 months ago by L. Miller
Elyse Fitzpatrick has a gift of making deep theological truths practical. While the language of this book implies that it was primarily written for a female audience, the... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Alexander R. Tandon
This is one of the best devotionals, if not the best, that I've worked through. I so love how Ms Fitzpatrick draws the state of our hearts with all its muck and helps us let it go... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Ian Acheson