The Sign of the Cross: Recovering the Power of the Ancient Prayer

Bert Ghezzi


The Sign of the Cross: Recovering the Power of the Ancient Prayer

The Sign of the Cross: Recovering the Power of the Ancient Prayer

  • Title: The Sign of the Cross: Recovering the Power of the Ancient Prayer
  • Author: Bert Ghezzi
  • ISBN: 9780829421668
  • Page: 241
  • Format: Paperback



Christians worldwide have been blessing themselves with the sign of the cross for centuries But few who use this simple, familiar gesture know its impact as a powerful prayer Author Bert Ghezzi shows how this potent prayer engages the Holy Spirit and affirms Christian identity With insights derived from Scripture, church teachings, and personal experience, Ghezzi encoChristians worldwide have been blessing themselves with the sign of the cross for centuries But few who use this simple, familiar gesture know its impact as a powerful prayer Author Bert Ghezzi shows how this potent prayer engages the Holy Spirit and affirms Christian identity With insights derived from Scripture, church teachings, and personal experience, Ghezzi encourages people to utilize this powerful sign in their daily life.Drawing on the fascinating history of the sign of the cross, Ghezzi reveals six dynamic truths of the spiritual life that God gives The Sign of the Cross brings forth an opening to God, renewal of baptism, mark of discipleship, acceptance of suffering, defense agains the devil, and victory over self indulgence This inspirational book brings to life the blessings of this ancient prayer and guides Christians to a renewed experience of God.


Recent Comments "The Sign of the Cross: Recovering the Power of the Ancient Prayer"

This was a good introduction to the use of the sign of the cross in Christian history, though I was hoping for a bit more history and less mysticism. I would also take issue with the author’s belief that the symbols have power inherently; as I would with those who say there is power in prayer. Often times the impression is given by Christians that these holy signs and symbols can invoke holy magic Harry Potter style with the sign of the cross or praying a special prayer. It seems to me that sy [...]

quote from the book“Never leave your house without making the sign of the cross. It will be to you a staff, a weapon, an impregnable fortress. Neither man nor demon will dare to attack you, seeing you covered with such powerful armor. Let this sign teach you that you are a soldier, ready to combat against the demons, and ready to fight for the crown of justice. Are you ignorant of what the cross has done? It has vanquished death, destroyed sin, emptied hell, dethroned Satan and restored the un [...]

This was a simple introduction to the many different aspects of the sign of the cross. Ghezzi really shows how making this sign is a form of physical prayer that proclaims that one is a follower of Christ, and that the cross is the quintessential symbol of what our lives are about. The seven chapters cover: Its history, the cross as an opening to God, a renewal of baptism, a mark of discipleship, an acceptance of suffering, a defense against the devil, and a victory over self-indulgence. This bo [...]

A great teaching that I shall make every effort to follow.Very informative with rich content. It helps me to understand more deeply the sign of the cross in our liturgy and in my daily life.


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