What Jesus Saw From the Cross

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Never has there been spiritual reading as powerful as What Jesus Saw from the Cross, the book that will intensify your love for Jesus by burning the events of His Passion into your memory and imagination.

Written early in the 20th century by Rev. A. G. Sertillanges, a priest who lived in Jerusalem, this acclaimed devotional classic gives you vivid and dramatic details not included in the Gospel: With Jesus, you'll be jostled by crowds as you enter Jerusalem, choke on the dust of the narrow streets, experience the exotic oriental smells of the city at festival time, share the Last Supper with the disciples, stare into the face of Jesus' accusers, and be there as He dies on the Cross.

Do you remember when Jesus begged His disciples to "watch one hour" with Him in the Garden of Gethsemane? With this book, you can watch not just one but many hours with Jesus.

Read it slowly and prayerfully. The vivid details and the gripping narrative will soon take over: you'll find yourself engaged in a personal retreat, an interior pilgrimage, and a profound meditation on the love and sufferings of Jesus on the Cross.

From Christ's cross, you will

  • Recall with Him the history of His people, while gazing lovingly on Mount Zion — the "City of David" — cradled within the walls of Jerusalem
  • Search the faces in the crowd below, finding there the malice of enemies, the dismay of friends, and the indifference of so many others
  • Find comfort in the tender love revealed in the sorrowful face of His Blessed Mother
  • Look across Jerusalem to the Mount of Olives, the road to Bethany, the Upper Room, the Garden of Gethsemane . . . and remember with Jesus the holy deeds He performed in each of these places
  • Recall the forty days in the desert, the marriage at Cana, the baptism by John, the calling of the Apostles, and the other events of His holy ministry, now brought to fearful consummation on the Cross.
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"For those who are dissatisfied when Jesus is depicted as our friend but not as our Savior and our Lord."

Most Rev. John J Myers
Archbishop of Newark
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"This book is like a visit to the Holy Land . . . 2,000 years ago!"

Rev. Benedict Groeschel
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"Beautiful, devotional, and insightful."

John Cardinal O'Connor
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"I am happy to recommend What Jesus Saw from the Cross. In it, we enter into the Heart of Jesus during His Passion and discover how precious we are to Him."

Mother Teresa Of Calcutta

"A book to be reread, studied, and used as a springboard for further thought on the matter."


Fellowship of Catholic Scholars Quarterly

"A book to be reread, studied, and used as a springboard for further thought on the matter."


Fellowship of Catholic Scholars Quarterly

"A book to be reread, studied, and used as a springboard for further thought on the matter."


Fellowship of Catholic Scholars Quarterly

"A book to be reread, studied, and used as a springboard for further thought on the matter."


Fellowship of Catholic Scholars Quarterly
  • Pages: 256
  • Format(s): Paperback, eBook
  • ISBN: 978-0-918477-37-8
  • Product Code: 379
  • Availability: In Stock
  • Publication Date: February 01, 1997
  • Categories: Bestsellers, By Title, eBooks, Jesus, Lenten Reading
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A Lenten prayer
Fr. Sertillanges not only brings to life the last hours of Jesus' life, but he does so in language that rises to the poetic. This is a perfect book to read during Lent to help us see Jesus' sacrifice for us as He might have seen it through His eyes.
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Highly recommended
Father A. G. Sertillanges lived in the Jerusalem area for many years. Because of his knowledge of the landmarks, he places the reader into the eyes of Jesus as they sweep over the Jerusalem landscape from His vantage point on the Cross. Sertillanges draws upon the Gospels and his own imagination of what Jesus is thinking as He recalls each event. It is truly a remarkable way of looking at the last days of Jesus and His last hours on the Cross.
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Contemplating before the Crucifix
Requires very quiet, contemplative reading. Fr. Sertillanges explores Christ's vision as the God-man from the Cross, not just the mere 21st century version - the Suffering Servant.
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Moving
It was so moving. The perfect book to read over the course of Lent. It gave me a totally new perspective on and a deeper gratitude for the Passion and Death of Jesus.
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Read this and you will be rewarded
This was originally written in French in 1930 and was translated into English. That may explain some of the difficulty with the wording in the beginning. I'm so glad I stuck it out though because once I got into it, I was often moved to tears by the descriptions of Christ's suffering and that of the people who knew and loved him while he was on earth. If you read this, you too will be rewarded by beautiful imagery and a better understanding of Christ's sacrifice and how it affected those around Him.
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