Consider The Cross – Devotions For Lent by Kirsten Oliphant (E-Book Review)
I don’t know about you, but I am the kind of gal that holidays can easily sneak up on. No matter how much advance planning I do, I often get so caught up in the present moment, holidays frequently catch me off guard!
In years past, Easter, with its ever-changing calendar date, was particularly difficult for me to keep track of – but this year is different! Thanks to Kirsten Oliphant, I am counting down the days to Easter and preparing my heart as I work through Consider The Cross – Devotions For Lent.
Consider The Cross is Kirsten’s third e-book and her second devotional. Kirsten’s first devotional, Make Him Room, is an Advent devotional. Kirsten did not choose these two Christian holidays as the theme of her first two devotionals by accident.
I believe that Christmas and Easter are intrinsically linked. Jesus took on the form of man so that he could live a perfect life and die on the cross in our place. What begins with the incarnation ends with the resurrection. One without the other is only a partial picture.
In Consider The Cross, Kirsten focuses on the events that occurred during the last week of Jesus’ life. She approaches these events with an open mind and an open heart, so that we too can be open to what God wants to teach us through His Word.
What I like most about Kirsten’s devotionals is that they reflect such an honest response to Scripture. Kirsten doesn’t write from a preachy or sentimental place – instead, she shares her heartfelt reactions to the stories being told. Likewise, the questions she asks at the end of each day’s devotional flow naturally – they invite us deeper into the story and are definitely worth reflecting on.
Consider The Cross is a great devotional – not just for Easter or Lent, but for anytime the Spirit leads you to reflect on the meaning and mystery of the cross!
About Kirsten Oliphant
Kirsten Oliphant is a writer, blogger and mom who has worked in full-time youth ministry and is married to a youth minister in Houston. She has an MFA in Fiction from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and has written There Is No Small Call and Make Him Room, an advent devotional.
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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a copy of this e-book from the author for review purposes. I was not compensated for this review, nor was I required to write a positive review. The opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own.