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Passion: How Christ's Final Day Changes Your Every Day

Passion: How Christ's Final Day Changes Your Every Day
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McKinley, Mike


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Some people see Jesus' death as a historical footnote, buried in the past. Christians understand it is much more than that, and know it has transformed their future. But often we don't realize how much Jesus' last day should change our present, too.

Walking readers through Luke's Gospel, pastor and well-known author Mike McKinley looks at the events of the last day of Jesus' earthly life. At each point, he pauses to marvel at the love Christ has for His people; and shows how Jesus' people can learn from His passion, His care, and His integrity.

This unique book is perfect for both new and mature Christians. While great for reading at any time in the year, it's particularly helpful to read during Lent or Holy Week.

About the Author

Mike McKinley received his MDiv from Westminster Theological Seminary and is the author of several articles and reviews. He served on the pastoral staff of Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington DC, and in 2005 was called to revitalize Guilford Baptist Church in Sterling, Virginia.

Book Details

155 Pages
Publisher: Good Book Company
Publication Date: January 2013
ISBN 13: 9781908762061

“Mike McKinley has wiped the dust off the familiar events of Christ's final day, showing just what a difference the cross makes to everyday life. Warning: his insights are like nails!”
- Michael Reeves, Head of Theology, UCCF; author, The Good God

“I hope that many will read and absorb this book. It offers a sweet series of meditations on Jesus Christ’s life-changing and universe-altering final day. It is an excellent read for both seeker and Christian.”
- Jonathan Leeman, Editorial Director, 9Marks Ministries; author, Reverberation and The Surprising Offense of God’s Love

“Whether you're just getting to know Jesus or have known already him for years, you will be challenged, encouraged, and emboldened by Passion. This excellent study from Mike McKinley will help you personally understand why Christ's final day is the hinge of history.”
- Collin Hansen, Editorial Director, The Gospel Coalition; author Young, Restless, Reformed: A Journalist's Journey with the New Calvinists

“Many Christian books leave Christ out of the picture. Many evangelical books leave the “evangel”—the good news, the gospel of Christ crucified for sinners--out of the picture. This book, though, takes us deep into Christ and deep into His atoning work. Mike KcKinley’s exploration of Scripture is electric with surprising connections between the Old Testament and the New and exhilarating applications of the Cross to the Christian life.”
- Gene Edward Veith, Professor of Literature and Provost, Patrick Henry College

“The cross stands tall at the center of the gospel. Understanding this deeply, Mike writes with an earthy, pastoral voice as he relates the drama of Jesus’ crucifixion. Thoroughly rooted in the beauty of the gospel, Passion draws us back again and again to reflect on these timeworn truths.”
- Daniel Montgomery, Lead Pastor, Sojourn Community Church, Louisville, KY; author, Faithmapping

“There is no theme that is more likely to transform us than the one treated in this book. Mike McKinley’s reflections from Luke’s Gospel left me in awe of the glory of Christ: broken by His sacrifice, warmed by His love, and inspired by His example. Passion is packed with biblical insights, devotional thoughts, and useful application. Prepare to be changed by the power of the cross.”
- Jared Mellinger, Senior Pastor, Covenant Fellowship Church, Glen Mills, PA

“Here is a faithful, fresh perspective on the gospel story. It makes insightful connections between the climactic moments of Jesus' life and the everyday events of our own, and encourages us to look in the mirror at our lives in the light of his.”
- Paul Perkin, Senior Pastor, St Mark’s Battersea Rise, London

“This gripping explanation of the crucifixion gets right to the heart of the death of Jesus. It is clear, practical, challenging, and heartwarming.”
- William Taylor, Rector, St Helen’s Bishopsgate, London

“This is a readable and attractive way into Luke's account of the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ. It is suitable for both the believer and the unbeliever, and will enrich and challenge anyone who reads it. Mike McKinley helps us understand what happened, what it meant, and what it means for us today. A moving and challenging book.”
- Peter Adam, former Principal, Ridley College, Melbourne; Vicar Emeritus, St Jude’s Carlton, Melbourne; author, Written for Us

“These are the central events about history’s central person. Mike McKinley helps us to consider what are often familiar passages with fresh eyes. The result is a compelling portrait of Jesus. I frequently found myself needing to put the book to one side so that I could worship and thank God for a wonderful Savior.”
- Sam Allberry, Associate Minister, St Mary’s, Maidenhead, UK; author, Connected and Lifted

“Mike McKinley writes with a warm, easy style, explaining Luke’s account of the Passion clearly and showing us how, so often, our hearts are the same as those who Jesus met and spoke to on that day. The questions at the end of each chapter helped me to think through where what I’d read really needed to impact my day-to-day thinking and living. As I read I found a greater awareness of the depth of my sin and was moved to marvel afresh at the beauty of the Savior and the magnitude of His love.”
- Andrea Trevenna, Women’s Worker, St Nicholas Sevenoaks, Kent; author, The Heart of Singleness.

“Beautifully simple, stunningly insightful, unswervingly biblical and compellingly practical. I was only about three pages in when I found myself spontaneously worshiping Jesus for the passion of the cross. A few pages later and I was counting the cost of authentic discipleship. Chapter by chapter, I was confronted by fresh glimpses of the gospel of grace and challenged to live a cross-shaped life in response. Wherever you’re at with Jesus, this superb book will do your soul good. Much enjoyed and passionately recommended!”
- Dai Hankey, Acts 29 church planter, south Wales; author, The Hard Corps

“The heart of faith, and of reality, is not a complex philosophy, intricate ceremony or ethereal experience. It is a simple wooden cross. The death of Jesus Christ, our God who became a man, is simple but deep, rich and beautiful. In this book Mike McKinley has captured, simply and beautifully, the depths and riches of the last hours and death of Jesus. Here we are presented with nothing but Jesus Christ, and him crucified, which is why this book was such a joy to read.”
- John Hindley, Pastor, BroadGrace Church, Norfolk, UK; author, Serving Without Sinking