Seven times Jesus spoke from the cross, and each of those seven last words still speaks to us today. Judith Mattison reminds us that the death of Christ is the clearest expression of God's redeeming love for us. The cross, once a sign of defeat and shame, has become a sign of victory over sin and death. The author's meditations on each of Jesus' seven last words are accompanied by hymns and poetry that enlarge the possible meanings of each word, and by questions for reflection or discussion. Filled with messages of grace and love, this book is ideal for devotional reading and group study, or for use as a preaching resource.