Wednesday, September 23, 2009
The Sign of the Cross
The Sign of the Cross: Recovering the Power of the Ancient Prayer by Bert Ghezzi is about various ways in which the sign of the cross can be used as a prayer. The sign of the cross can be used to confess our faith in the Triune God and remind ourselves of who the true God is and keep us from idolatry. The sign of the cross can be used as a reminder of our baptism and who owns us. The sign of the cross can be used to allow us to accept suffering and prepare us to give our lives for Christ. These ideas and others are well-explained in this short book. The author is Roman Catholic and accepts the unbiblical teaching that we receive infused baptismal grace by making the sign of the cross as well as some other Roman Catholic teachings. But the author does an overall excellent job of providing an easy to read defense and guide for making the sign of the cross.
Posted by Chuck Wiese at 9:22 PM