The Cross The Cross

The Cross

Crucified with Christ, and Christ Alive in Me

    • 4.9 • 32 Ratings

Publisher Description

I am crucified with Christ; nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ lives in me, and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. – Galatians 2:20

I want to tell you what perhaps the greatest Christian who ever lived (the Apostle Paul) thought of the cross of Christ. Believe me, the cross is one of deepest importance. This is no mere question of controversy; this is not one of those points on which men may agree to differ and feel that differences will not shut them out of heaven. A man must be right on this subject, or he is lost forever. Heaven or hell, happiness or misery, life or death, blessing or cursing in the last day – all hinges on the answer to this question: “What do you think about the cross of Christ?” 

Let me show you:

What the apostle Paul did not glory in.
What Paul did glory in.
Why all Christians should think and feel about the cross like Paul.

About the Author

John Charles Ryle (1816-1900) graduated from Eton and Oxford and then pursued a career in politics, but due to lack of funds, he entered the clergy of the Church of England. He was a contemporary of Spurgeon, Moody, Mueller, and Taylor and read the great theologians like Wesley, Bunyan, Knox, Calvin, and Luther. These all influenced Ryle’s understanding and theology. Ryle began his writing career with a tract following the Great Yarmouth suspension bridge tragedy, where more than a hundred people drowned. He gained a reputation for straightforward preaching and evangelism. He travelled, preached, and wrote more than 300 pamphlets, tracts, and books, including Expository Thoughts on the Gospels, Principles for Churchmen, and Christian Leaders of the Eighteenth Century. Ryle used the royalties from his writing to pay his father’s debts, but he also felt indebted to that ruin for changing the direction of his life. He was recommended by Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli to be Bishop of Liverpool where he ended his career in 1900.

Religion & Spirituality
November 1
Aneko Press
Life Sentence Publishing, Inc.

Customer Reviews

ElizabethCoffey ,

Wow! This is the perfect little book. Very deep, accurate and Biblical in each point.

This is a powerful little book. I can hear it being spoken with the passion with which it is written- the passion which is necessary for the subject at hand. Highly recommend!! Quick, easy, and impactful read! ElizabethCoffey

True Vitality ,

At the cross of Christ

“There I see that I am not my own; I am bought with a price….I am bound by the most solemn obligations to glorify Jesus with body and spirit, which are His….He bore my sins in His own body on. The tree so that I, being dead unto sin, should live unto righteousness.” (p.23)
“He will never forsake me after I have believed.” (p.25)
This is a great read for a devoted Christian in search of a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ. I found it inspiring and well written. I highly recommend this book. It is an easy read.

ozerone602 ,

Thank you for this book.

I have always skipped over the verse that this book is based on, but now I am in pursuit of learning how to keep my eyes on Christ and His cross and like Paul how to glory in it !

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