Ideal for Lent, but useful at any season and on any reading schedule, Prizing His Passion will help both the curious and the committed to grasp the immense significance of the sufferings of Jesus of Nazareth on behalf of sin-plagued humans. Approaching the relevant biblical truths from multiple angles, it will provide you with a deeper understanding of what He experienced and said during the hours that culminated in His death on a first-century Roman cross. It will reveal the reality and relevance of it all for you as you struggle to find your spiritual footing here in the twenty-first century. Godspeed as you travel the road to Golgotha, to Calvary ""John Oldfield has hit a 'home run' with these inspiring meditations to be used during Lent. They not only give a descriptive account of Jesus' suffering on the cross, they provide a glimpse of God's immeasurable passion for mankind. This book will certainly challenge you in new ways to reflect on what happened at Calvary, but it will also challenge you to make practical application in your own life and experience renewed passion for God."" --Judy McPheeters-Radachy, Co-Founder/Co-Director, The Oasis of Hollywood, a multifaceted outreach to at-risk, urban youth, Hollywood, California ""John will take you on an in-depth, thought-provoking, devotional journey through the many facets of the Passion of Jesus Christ. It will be filled with his faith-generating personal accounts, inspirational stories from the lives of others, and questions that will challenge any complacency that may have overtaken you. It will open your eyes to the deep purposes of God contained within the Passion and to the amazing love He has demonstrated through it for you."" --Robert Siegfried, Major General, USAF, Ret., Sun City West, Arizona ""Every once in a while, we discover a treasure from a little-known pastor-writer-friend who offers us a penetrating thought-provoker. Prizing His Passion is an unhurried, meditative journey that causes us to look into the Father's face and say, 'Thank You ' in true, overflowing gratitude. I found dwelling on its pages provoked a fresh outpouring of affection and appreciation to our Lord for His sacrifice, one I hadn't experienced for far too long."" --Greg Livingstone, founder, Frontiers; author of You've Got Libya: A Life Serving in the Muslim World John S. Oldfield was born both physically and spiritually in Oak Park, Illinois. Because of the impact of the passion of Jesus Christ on his own heart, he has spent his adult life introducing others to Jesus and helping them grow in their relationship with Him. He was a pastor for over forty-one years, a radio broadcaster for over twenty-six, and a police chaplain for twenty-five. He is a graduate of the College of Wooster and Denver Seminary. He likes peppermint-stick ice cream, bike-riding, and television cop shows. He and his wife Dagmar now live in Peoria, Arizona. They have four children, six grandchildren, and one great-grandson.