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Christ Our Mediator

Finding Passion at the Cross

C.J. Mahaney

Category: Christian LivingSpiritual Growth

Part of the LifeChange Books Series

About Christ Our Mediator


The answer is to look at the death of Christ not from our point of view, but from God’s. That’s what this book helps you do in a profound, strategic, and life-changing way.

Author C. J. Mahaney exposes our human tendency to look at the Savior’s death (and at everything else!) through our own subjective feelings and impressions, rather than from the standpoint of objective truth. By nature we always begin with ourselves rather than with God. But by following the God-first "Divine Order" in how we think—and by asking "What do I believe?" instead of "How do I feel?"—we’re freed up to embrace the right truth in the right way. The right feelings quickly follow, and they’re reliable because they’re anchored in truth.

The Secret to Sustaining Joy

Do you desire more passion for Christ? Then learn to see His death not from our point of view, but from God’s.

Author C. J. Mahaney puts you at our Savior’s side—and into His soul—during the most emotionally wrenching moments of His final hours. As you better understand the true nature of His struggle, you’ll grasp more than ever the staggering significance of why Jesus died…and fully experience His sacrifice as a personal act of love for you.

Allow the deepest truths of Calvary to stir your passion for Christ our mediator into a flame that burns your whole life long.

Story Behind the Book

There’s nothing more overpowering than to climb Calvary ’s hill in childlike attentiveness and wonder, with all our distractions and wrong assumptions cleared away. This book was written that we might be gripped by gratitude and enflamed in passion for the Savior, Christ our Mediator, who suffered the Father’s righteous wrath for us.

From the Hardcover edition.

About C.J. Mahaney

C. J. Mahaney leads Sovereign Grace Ministries in its mission to establish and support local churches. He served as pastor of Covenant Life Church in a Maryland suburb of Washington, D.C., for twenty-seven years before handing the role to Joshua Harris. He is the author of The Cross Centered Life, Christ Our Mediator, Humility: True Greatness, and Sex, Romance, and the Glory of God: What Every Christian Husband Needs to Know . C. J. and his wife, Carolyn, have three married daughters and one son. They make their home in Gaithersburg, Maryland.

Product Details

96 pages | Published by Multnomah

On Sale Date: Oct 12, 2011

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By Tawni Sattler

I received a copy of the book Christ Our Mediator by CJ Mahaney for the purpose of posting a review.It's a short read, but Christ Our Mediator has profound insight and is completely convicting throughout. I found myself highlighting favorite quotes on almost every page.The author begins by recounting his experience with the movie The Passion of the Christ, and he says, "Images... cannot adequately convey the gospel's content. The gospel message...

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By Janice Yeung

It took me a while to get around to starting this book, but when I did finally end up reading it; I stayed up past midnight to finish it. That being said, it is a nice, short book- 65 pages long; though don't let the length fool you, it is full of meaty goodness! C.J. Mahaney's book 'Christ our Mediator: Finding Passion at the Cross' is suitable for anyone interested in Christianity or becoming a Christian, however it is a must-have for...

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By Kyle McDanell

"He was born to die as our mediator." If you cannot explain the basic truths of the gospel in simple language that the average believer can understand, then you do not understand the gospel. At times theologians and pastors, including myself, spend countless hours diving deep into the pools of soteriology and the meaning of the atonement and fail to understand that deep theology must be applied to our lives and communicated to average...

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By Bradley Wickersheim

There are those books you read that have you feeling good about yourself and life as you read and those that make you laugh or cry as you read and they're good books. However there are books that cause you to experience pain as you read them - almost as though the author were there kicking you in the shins, while wearing steel-toed boots, as you read. This book is one of the later and for that I am grateful. Christ our Mediator is not an...

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By Mathew Sims

5 out of 5 Stars Author: C. J. Mahaney Publisher: Multnomah Buy Christ Our Mediator Reading Level: Leisure It's a shame I didn't read this earlier. It's jammed packed full of gospel truth. C. J. has a way of unpacking truth and deftly applying it to the human condition. Says Mahaney, And this is how serious it gets: In our arrogance, we invest our feelings (or lack thereof) with final authority rather than recognize that our emotions...

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