The Week that Opened Forever

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"A historical and scriptural narrative of the Holy Week story. Largely based on the Lucan account of Jesus' suffering, death, and resurrection, Father O'Malley's ultimate goal is to connect the narrative to the real, lived experience of the reader."--National Federation of Priests Councils

With this dramatic retelling of the Passion, Jesuit Father William O'Malley brings us vividly into each of Jesus' last days. Together with questions and meditations, the lesson is this: there can be no rebirth or renewal without personal experience of suffering and death, surmounted with dignity, hope, and faith.  Jesus' life, death and resurrection become not only our model for living but our life itself.

"Bill O'Malley, the Jesuit C.S. Lewis of our times, does it again, revealing for us why Jesus did what he did, who Jesus was and is, and what it all means for us." --Richard Malloy, author, Being on Fire

"Read it to meet a 'God who invites exploration but defies conquest.'”---Kathy Coffey, author, The Best of Being Catholic

William J. O’Malley, S.J., taught for many years and has published many award winning books on spirituality, including Holiness, Help My Unbelief, The Week That Opened Forever, and You’ll Never Be Younger.

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The Week that Opened Forever
The Passion of Christ in a Different Voice
William J. O'Malley
Good reading.... a worthwhile purchase for those of us who need to hear anew the essential truths told in unvarnished honesty.
I recommend this book to all homilists, to any parish staging a Passion play, and to any Christian looking for meaty spiritual reading for Holy Week, all of Lent, or anytime their faith needs refreshing.
... readers looking for fresh, provocative, and deeply spiritual Lenten reading can certainly find it in this book.
Read it for punch - the stab of O'Malleyan one-liners, the jabs at HQ. Read it to meet a "God who invites exploration but defies conquest." Read it for thoughtful reflection on a privileged time in Jesus' life, his last week on earth. Read it as "catnip to to the imagination." For whatever patchwork of reasons, read it.
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