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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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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
This is a 31-day devotional meant to be read over the course of a month. I've now read it twice and plan to start it again in May. Each devotional is three to four pages in length so is meatier than the typical one page per day of most other devotionals I've read. She starts with a verse of Scripture that provides the context for her lesson. Many days, not all, conclude with a powerful prayer that enables you to walk away having handed over the contents of your heart to the Lord.
There are so many excellent lessons but Day 29 on prayer is worth the purchase price alone. I found I was highlighting much of the ebook and making notes in my journal. Ms Fitzpatrick brought new life to verses that I've read hundreds of times. For example, the vine, branches and abiding of John 15:4-5 she encourages us to consider that it's not about what we should do rather simply to receive the goodness and godliness that comes from intimacy with Jesus.(Day 20)
The essence of each devotional is to bring us back to Jesus, to see His great love for us, and to enable us to keep looking at Him throughout the day. Focusing on His attributes, what He's done rather than what we do, and allowing ourselves to receive all that He's done.
I can't recommend this enough and is just as valuable for men as women which I believe was Ms Fitzpatrick's intended audience.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
My sister read this book first & then asked me to get it to go thru it together. It's good but so far it hasn't really ministered to me. Maybe because of my older age.?? Read morePublished 24 days ago by Amazon Customer
Deep, thought provoking devotional that I read over and over for the insight and inspiration.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
I love this book! It gives the solid rock to stand on in trials. The words encourage me and change my perspective . I like to keep an extra copy to give away.Published 5 months ago by P. Carson
I'm a counseling pastor, we buy this in bulk to give out. My wife has read at least 5 times.Published 8 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 8 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 8 months ago by Corri Gross
Marvelous and personal reading of the scriptures, tying several together to form a deeply meaningful meditationPublished 10 months ago by Kitty
Beautiful readings for a devotion or just to read for knowledge.Published 11 months ago by L. Miller