This book will help you reflect on some of Jesus's first words, as well as his last, and ponder what the Bible says about the spiritual life. It explores the meaning of the Beatitudes from the Sermon on the Mount, and of Jesus's dying words spoken from the cross. It also unpacks the fruit of the Spirit and delves into the seven deadly sins. At the start, Jesus tells us how to live a blessed life. At the end, we see how his own blessed life concluded. In between, we learn how to be blessed ourselves as we die to sin and live for him.
A great cast of Anglican contributors from five continents -men and women who minister as archbishops, bishops, parish clergy, theological educators, college or prison chaplains, or in various other ministries as gifted lay people-give us questions to ponder and prayers to pray in each short chapter. This is an ideal way to spend a few minutes on your own or in a group with friends, thinking about how to live a life that is truly blessed.