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The Cross He Bore: Meditations on the Sufferings of the Redeemer (Leahy)

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Frederick Leahy spent a lifetime in the ministry of the Word. In these pages, preacher, pastor and theologian come together in a happy unity. No words are wasted. There is nothing of the frothy and insubstantial. Here is satisfying truth, painstakingly quarried and crafted for the needs of God’s people. A judicious selection of gems from the writings of others provides further enrichment and stimulus to thought. 

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Table of Contents: 

  1. Man of Sorrows
  2. Prayerful Submission
  3. Strengthened to suffer
  4. Satan’s Hour
  5. The Dumb Lamb
  6. Taking the Oath
  7. Sentenced to Death
  8. The Butt of Mockery
  9. The Crown of Thorns
  10. Outside the Gates
  11. Satan’s Cup Refused
  12. The King Among Bandits
  13. Outer Darkness 



Born in Ireland, Frederick Leahy (1922-2006) prepared for the ministry at the Free Church College, Edinburgh, and Calvin Theological Seminary, Grand Rapids. He joined the Reformed Presbyterian Church in 1953 and served three of its congregations until his retirement in 1988. In 1967 his gifts as a theological teacher were recognized by his denomination in his appointment to the chair of Systematic Theology, Apologetics and Christian Ethics in the Reformed Theological College, Belfast. He also served as Principal of the College from 1993 to 2002.



"Sometimes a book comes unhyped and unheralded and takes me by storm, and such is the case with The Cross He Bore by Frederick Leahy. Whenever I read it–and I have read it again and again–I am often compelled to stop and worship, to stop and meditate, or to stop and dry my eyes, thanking Christ for His immeasurable sacrifice. This little book is a true treasure." — TIM CHALLIES