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Cruciform: Living the Cross-Shaped Life (Davis)

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Employing the symbols of the cruciform cathedral and the Celtic cross, the aim of this book is to cast a vision for the Cruciform Life, living as disciples of Jesus who are being shaped by the cross (gospel) into people and churches who share and show the cross (gospel) as they live the vertical life of loving God with all their head, heart, and hands and the horizontal life of loving people as Christ has loved them.

Table of Contents:

  1. Created to Be Cruciform
  2. Redeemed to Be Cruciform
  3. The Elements of Being Cruciform
  4. The Cruciform Life in Action
  5. Servants of God: in the Shape of the Cross
  6. Sons of God: Shaped by the Cross
  7. Embracing the Gospel: Taking In the Cross
  8. Expressing the Gospel: Taking Up Your Cross



“Jimmy Davis loves the cross. This book will open your heart up to see how the cross is the center of all of life. Well done.” – Paul Miller, author of A Praying Life

“In our day, when all kinds of words are being tossed around to describe the faith of Christ, we need some down-to-earth sanity to help us sort out what it really means to be a Christian. What better image than that which Jimmy Davis supplies in the cross of Jesus Christ? The Christian is a temple of the Lord, a cathedral devoted to demonstrating the power of the cross. Jimmy explains to us how this ancient image, first endorsed by our Savior himself, is the best way—and, really, the only way—to think about the life to which we’ve been called as Christians. With sound biblical exposition, clear and helpful illustrations, and a wealth of practical guidance, Jimmy Davis shows us how to cut through the fog of contemporary Christian thinking to recover the Savior’s plan for our lives.” — T. M. Moore, Dean of Chuck Colson’s Centurions Program, Principal of the Fellowship of Ailbe