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Jesus, Keep Me Near the Cross: Experiencing the Passion and Power of Easter

 This collection of readings drawn from the writings and sermons of 25 classic and contemporary theologians and Bible teachers focuses on the wonder of Christ’s sacrifice. The cross is a symbol that everyone is familiar with, but too few thoughtfully contemplate the cross and all that it means. 

Bible teacher Nancy Guthrie invites readers to linger at the cross together with classic theologians such as Martin Luther, Jonathan Edwards, Charles Spurgeon, J. C. Ryle, and Augustine, and with contemporary writers such as John Piper, R. C. Sproul, Francis Schaeffer, and Joni Eareckson Tada. Each chapter expounds on a particular aspect of the Easter story, helping readers reflect on Christ’s passion and anchor their hope in the power of his resurrection.

  • Edited by Nancy Guthrie, author of the Seeing Jesus in the Old Testament series
  • A collection of sermons and writings exploring the importance of Easter
  • Now available in hardcover, replacing 978-1-4335-0181-4


Nancy Guthrie

Nancy Guthrie teaches the Bible at her home church, Cornerstone Presbyterian Church in Franklin, Tennessee, as well as at conferences around the country and internationally, including her Biblical Theology Workshop for Women. She is the author of numerous books and the host of the Help Me Teach the Bible podcast with the Gospel Coalition. She and her husband founded Respite Retreats for couples who have faced the death of a child, and they are cohosts of the GriefShare video series. 

Product Details

Category: Christian Living
Church Ministry
Format: Hardcover w/ Jacket
Page Count: 160
Size: 5.25 in x 7.75 in
Weight: 11.04 ounces
ISBN-10: 1-4335-7312-1
ISBN-13: 978-1-4335-7312-5
ISBN-UPC: 9781433573125
Case Quantity: 32
Published: February 02, 2021

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: True Contemplation of the Cross (Martin Luther)
Chapter 2: He Set His Face to Go to Jerusalem (John Piper)
Chapter 3: An Innocent Man Crushed by God (Alistair Begg)
Chapter 4: The Cup (C. J. Mahaney)
Chapter 5: Gethsemane (R. Kent Hughes)
Chapter 6: Betrayed, Denied, Deserted (J. Ligon Duncan III)
Chapter 7: Then Did They Spit in His Face (Charles Spurgeon)
Chapter 8: The Silence of the Lamb (Adrian Rogers)
Chapter 9: The Sufferings of Christ (J. C. Ryle)
Chapter 10: Father, Forgive Them (John MacArthur)
Chapter 11: With Loud Cries and Tears (John Owen)
Chapter 12: That He Might Destroy the Works of the Devil (Martyn Lloyd-Jones)
Chapter 13: I Am Thirsty (Joseph “Skip” Ryan)
Chapter 14: God-Forsaken (Philip Graham Ryken)
Chapter 15: Cursed (R. C. Sproul)
Chapter 16: Into Your Hands I Commit My Spirit (James Montgomery Boice)
Chapter 17: Blood and Water (John Calvin)
Chapter 18: He Descended into Hell and Ascended into Heaven (J. I. Packer)
Chapter 19: A Sweet-Smelling Savor to God (Jonathan Edwards)
Chapter 20: The Most Important Word in the Universe (Raymond C. Ortlund Jr.)
Chapter 21: Resurrection Preview (Francis Schaeffer)
Chapter 22: Peace Be unto You (Saint Augustine)
Chapter 23: Knowing the Power of His Resurrection (Tim Keller)
Chapter 24: Sharing His Sufferings (Joni Eareckson Tada)
Chapter 25: Crucified with Christ (Stephen F. Olford)