The Suffering Saviour – F.W. Krummacher

Crown of thorns book cover for suffering saviour

The Suffering Saviour contains a series of sermons about The Passion of Christ, which were Jesus’ last weeks on earth. Krummacher describes the events and feelings of those who witnessed His final days and portrays them with such conviction and emotion that it is hard to remain unmoved.

At times, I find myself drowning in the language, the grandeur of the descriptions are overwhelming, but there is such truth and beauty in the words that I want to remain submerged in them. The Christ that Krummacher introduces to the reader is charismatic and majestic.

F.W. Krummacher’s book may be for you if you’re a fan of Winston Churchill’s speeches (I realise he is a controversial figure right now, but you may still admire his use of language). If you have ever wished for a Christian devotional written in a high oratorical style, then this is it. Written almost two hundred years ago, some of Krummacher’s vocabulary can be challenging, but it is worth persisting with it to mine his descriptions’ riches. Each chapter, of which there are fifty-three in total, takes less than ten minutes to read, so it is a perfect book for daily mediation.

I can’t recommend the book highly enough.


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