The Crucified Jesus Is No Stranger explores the art of contemplating Jesus crucified which, as Moore acknowledges, is to come to understand, in painful situations, that the cross that I always first experience as "life's crucifixion of me" is, in fact, my crucifixion of life--the Jesus-cross. Yet Jesus is also a transforming symbol. Our own evil becomes explicit in Jesus. When that happens, explains Moore, "this symbol transforms evil into sin and sin into sorrow and forgiveness. And through this conversion, the believer finds as his or her own that identity which first he rejected and crucified."