This new book by the popular author of the The Sppirituality of The Beatitudes is his most personal and poetic, full of reflection and challenge. The Seven Last Words reveals the powerful implications for contemporary followers of Jesus in the final words from the cross.
Fr. Crosby leads us into a meditation that reflects on each word in the context of the Gospel, and of Jesus’ time as well as ours. Every chapter includes an application of the word’s enduring message, using particular examples (“ikons”) from contemporary life that enflesh the world for readers today.
The Seven Last Words makes profound spiritual reading not only for personal Lenten reflection but for groups studying the scriptures it will make these verses come alive.
Michael H. Crosby (1940-2017) was a Capuchin Franciscan whose preaching and writing on contemporary biblical discipleship took him around the world. He authored seventeen books, including Spirituality of the Beatitudes (Orbis, 2005), Finding Francis, Following Christ (Orbis, 2005), Repair My House (Orbis, 2008), and Fruit of the Spirit (Orbis, 2015).