Friday, January 09, 2009

Jesus, Keep Me Near the Cross

Nancy Guthrie has edited another outstanding anthology: Jesus, Keep Me Near the Cross: Experiencing the Passion and Power of Easter. You may think it's a bit early to be thinking about Easter reading. But Lent is February 25, and more importantly, we should seek to be like the Apostle Paul, who "decided to know nothing . . . except Jesus Christ and him crucified" (1 Cor. 2:2).

Here's the table of contents:

  1. Martin Luther, "True Contemplation of the Cross"
  2. John Piper, "He Set His Face to Go to Jerusalem"
  3. Alistair Begg, "An Innocent Man Crushed by God"
  4. C. J. Mahaney, "The Cup"
  5. R. Kent Hughes, "Gethsemane"
  6. J. Ligon Duncan III, "Betrayed, Denied, Deserted"
  7. Charles Spurgeon, "Spit in His Face"
  8. Adrian Rogers, "The Silence of the Lamb"
  9. J. C. Ryle, "The Sufferings of Christ"
  10. John MacArthur, "Father, Forgive Them"
  11. John Owen, "With Loud Cries and Tears"
  12. Martin Lloyd-Jones, "That He Might Destroy the Works of the Devil"
  13. Skip Ryan, "I Am Thirsty"
  14. Phillip Ryken, "God-Forsaken"
  15. R. C. Sproul, "Cursed"
  16. James Montgomery Boice, "Into Your Hands I Commit My Spirit"
  17. John Calvin, "Blood and Water"
  18. J. I Packer, "He Descended into Hell and Ascended into Heaven"
  19. Jonathan Edwards, "A Sweet-Smelling Savor to God"
  20. Raymond C. Ortlund Jr., "The Most Important Word in the Universe"
  21. Francis Shaeffer, "Resurrection Preview"
  22. Saint Augustine, "Peace Be Unto You"
  23. Tim Keller, "Knowing the Power of His Resurrection"
  24. Joni Eareckson Tada, "Knowing the Fellowship of His Sufferings"
  25. Stephen Olford, "Crucified with Christ"