The Sign of the Cross: Recovering the Power of the Ancient Prayer  -     By: Bert Ghezzi
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The Sign of the Cross: Recovering the Power of the Ancient Prayer

Loyola Press / 2004 / Hardcover

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Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 120
Vendor: Loyola Press
Publication Date: 2004
Dimensions: 7.96 X 5.78 X 0.64 (inches)
ISBN: 0829416196
ISBN-13: 9780829416190

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Publisher's Description

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 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.

Author Bio

Bert Ghezzi, who holds a PhD in history from the University of Notre Dame, is a popular speaker and author who has written nearly twenty books, including Mystics and Miracles, The Sign of the Cross, Keeping Your Kids Catholic, and Voices of the Saints. He is currently an acquisitions editor for Our Sunday Visitor. He and his wife reside in Winter Park, Florida.

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