Looking Through the Cross
Just published this book is promoted as the Archbishop of Canterburyís Lent Book for 2014. At this season of year this may seem curious, as Lent and Easter seem a long way off, with Christmas in between. Yet in a sense the themes of the book seem appropriate, for Graham Tomlin would argue the all seasons might be seen through the significance of the Cross. He deals with atonement, reconciliation, humility, identity, power, suffering and the very nature of life itself. Now these are aspects of faith and living which are apparent in the Christmas story as well, if seen in its true significance as the feast of the Incarnation. So many will find that this book might as well serve as a pre-Christmas book as well. It is aimed not at students of theology, but at ordinary church going Christians and written in a very accessible style. The preface is provided by the Archbishop himself, who is proving to be an interesting and perhaps effective leader of his communion, perhaps because of his past experience of the world as it is.