Tuesday, May 1, 2012

He Chose the Nails - A Review

An invitation to linger on Calvary. A look at the pieces that make up the Crucifixion. A chance to understand why. The answer may not be the one we want to hear, but it's the one we need and that's that He did it just for me and for you.

From the back of the book:

Linger on the hill of Calvary.
Rub a finger on the timber and press the nail into your hand.
Taste the tinge of cheap wine and feel the scrape of a thorn on your brow.
Touch the velvet dirt, moist with the blood of God.
Allow the tools of torture to tell their story.
Listen as they tell you what God did to win your heart.

I've read several of Max Lucado's books in the past. For a person who reads primarily fiction, I really enjoy reading his nonfiction books. For the most part, I find his easy, almost story telling type, writing very interesting and I usually learn something too. This book was no different. I've never taken the time to fully understand the pieces of the Cross. The nails, the crown, the sign, etc. I gained a new appreciation for each little piece. And it reminds that once again, I don't deserve Christ's sacrifice. I deserve the death He suffered. But instead, I'm set free and that's grace.

Once again, I was drawn into the author's easy way with words. I did enjoy this book. I look forward to sharing it with others. I received this book for free from Thomas Nelson as part of the booksneeze program for the purpose of reviewing. My thoughts and opinions are my own.

Rating - 4 stars

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