This series of vignettes based on the seven last sayings of Jesus makes for a beautiful gift or inspiring reading during the Lenten season. Each of the seven words is beautifully illustrated with woodcuts. From Seven Lasting Words: First Word: "Father, Forgive them." (Luke 23:34) "What makes Jesus different and this day Good has nothing to do with us. This is the day we have nothing to give and everything to receive, where we can weep or unclench our hands and let Jesus speak his word of forgiveness again. Today is a day when our place is to open our hearts and let him in where we have shut him out, this past year, this past season, or all our lives, in one way or another. Good Friday means to catch us off guard with its Savior climbing the hill again." Christopher R. Seitz is Professor of Old Testament at St. Mary's College, University of St. Andrews in Scotland. He is the author of Isaiah 1-39 in the Interpretation Commentary Series and Figured Out: Typology and Providence in Christian Scripture.