Look Inside

It appears you don't have the ability to view PDFs in this browser.
Click here to download the sample directly.
More Information
Publication Date: 17 Nov 2011
Publisher: SPCK Publishing
Page Count: 96
Author: Stephen Cottrell
ISBN-13: 9780281066353, 9780281066360

The Nail

Being Part Of The Passion
By Stephen Cottrell
In stock
Grouped product items
ISBN: 9780281066353
Available in 24 hours
ISBN: 9780281066360
This Lent book offers imaginative reflections on Christ's crucifixion. Each of the seven chapters is focused on a different key character, who describes his or her experience of the Passion. The nails used to crucify Christ are used as a jumping off point for their reflections. Each character considers the questions, 'who killed Christ' and 'who was responsible' Each chapter includes a Biblical passage, a meditative hymn, a reflection from the point of view of the character, and a short prayer. The book finishes with practical suggestions on how it can be used as a Lent study course. It is ideal for individual reflection or group study, and can also readily be adapted for use as a Good Friday liturgy.
About the Author
Stephen Cottrell is the Bishop of Chelmsford and was formerly the Bishop of Reading. He has worked in parishes in London and Chichester, as Canon Pastor of Peterborough Cathedral, as Missioner in the Wakefield diocese and as part of Springboard, the Archbishop's evangelism team. He is the author of The Things He Carried (2008), a book of Lent and Holy Week meditations and a follow-up of reflections for Easter Day, The Things He Said (2009)
Press Reviews

The voices are engaging and familiar: the centurion is - appropriately from the pen of the Bishop of Chelmsford - a stereotypical Essex Man, rough and uncouth, but impressed by Jesus in spite of himself. Pilate talks in the tone of a dessicated philosophy don, analysing the nature of truth and meaningful statements. Caiaphas is a senior politician, pompously aware of his status and his responsibility to take the long view.

- Church Times

. . . worth its weight in gold . . . powerful and emotive.

- Expository Times

. . . short . . . powerful and moving.

- The Reader

Everything Happens For a Reason By Kate Bowler