"Christianity is a religion founded on the mystery of the cross of Christ." - Leo the Great
into rough tombstones, pressed onto loaves of bread and set out as a sign of sanctuary. The
cross represented what Christians believed, who they hoped for and how they approached life."
Judith Couchman is the author or compiler of more than forty books. She is also teaches art history for the University of Colorado. In her newest book, Judith explores the mystery of the cross through 40 short chapters that depict the imagery of the cross from early Christianity. Judith draws from the knowledge she gained through extensive research.
The Mystery of the Cross takes this vast topic and serves it to us in an easy to read and enjoyable format. The readings are fascinating and can be read for art appreciation, historical information, personal meditation, spiritual formation, or worship insights. Illustrations and photographs are sprinkled throughout the book to further enhance the feast that the author lays before us. I highly recommend this book to anyone - student, historian, seeker, believer, theologian. The cross transcends all of us. And we become richer for learning more about The Mystery of the Cross.
I know my husband, who loves studying the early church, is going to enjoy sharing this book with me. Perhaps someone on your Christmas list would enjoy this inspiring book as well.
The Mystery of the Cross is available through my Amazon.com affiliate link or you can purchase it at local bookstores, online booksellers, at InterVarsity Press.
I'd love to hear your thoughts on the cross. As art, in writing, in your life.