The Power of the Cross

Applying the Passion of Christ to Your Life
Book cover: 'The Power of the Cross: Applying the Passion of Christ to Your Life'
Author(s): 
Michael Dubruiel
Copyright: 
2004
Publisher: 
Our Sunday Visitor
Binding: 
Softcover
Number of pages: 
272 pages
Review: 

This is a meditative book, divided into a six week program of daily readings and meditation ideas, based on the Passion of Christ. Ideally, and Dubruiel suggests this, this book would fit in perfectly with a Lenten reading plan. However, the book can really be started any time. In addition to individual use, the book is well suited for a small group, as it contains discussion questions at the end of each section. These questions could be used individually, to help you get as much out of the reading and meditation as possible, or in a group.

As a busy mother, I really like books that I can read a little bit at one sitting and then put it down. I tend to get snatches of time, rather than long bits, and so the length of these chapters and the amount of material covered was just right for me.

If you are looking for a book to help you meditate on the cross, if you need something to help you work on some particular suffering you are dealing with, or if you just simply want to enter into the passion more deeply with Christ, than I think this would be an excellent book for you.

The book covers:

  • God's unique purpose and mission for you.
  • How to overcome the evil that you have suffered at the hands of others.
  • To find God's presence in difficult times.
  • The keys to unleashing the power of the cross in your life.

Click here to download a free study guide on the publisher's website.

Perspective: 
Catholic
Review Date: 
1999