Christ’s Seven Words from the Cross, the latest book by John Mann, former Dean of Belfast, is now available from Messenger Press.
The publishers say the book offers ‘a fresh way of looking at the cross and ourselves through the prism of the healing power of Christ. By taking the Cross, and even more specifically, the words Jesus spoke while nailed to that Cross, over the course of some weeks, rather than a few hours on Good Friday, we have time to consider more deeply the inner themes and conclusions.’
This meditation will help the reader to prepare for Holy Week, with a mind and heart familiar with the readings and ready to be filled with the reader’s own prayerful reflections.
In the foreword to the book, Bishop Andrew Forster, Church of Ireland Bishop of Derry and Raphoe, and Bishop Donal McKeown, Roman Catholic Bishop of Derry, write that John Mann’s writing ‘helps us to witness both the reality of Jesus’s suffering and the transformative power of his sacrifice in the lives of his followers.
‘Christ’s Seven Words from the Cross is a thought-provoking book which will help you journey through Lent in a way that will open your heart once again to the greatness of Christ’s love.’
John Mann is a retired Anglican priest. A former rector of St John’s, Malone, and former Dean of Belfast Cathedral, he was awarded the Lambeth Cross for Ecumenism in 2018 and holds an honorary D.Litt from Ulster University. He has previously published Journeying to the Light (2023) with Messenger Publications, which was launched at St Anne’s Cathedral, Belfast, last September.
The on Island launch is at 7.00pm on Monday 12 February at St Mary of the Isle Cathedral, Douglas. The speaker at the launch is to be Monsignor John Devine.
The Churches Bookshop will have copies available, on the night and thereafter. The retail price is £10.95
Christ’s Seven Words from the Cross is published in Ireland and the UK by Messenger Publications. Priced at €11.95/£10.95 FURTHER DETAILS HERE