By Bill Gaultiere
Soul Shepherding Inc.
$9.00 68 pages
Millions of Christians have started to celebrate Lent, a period used as spiritual preparation to grow closer to God during the forty days leading up to Easter. In his latest book, Unforsaken, author, psychologist and spiritual director, Bill Gaultiere, takes readers on a spiritual pilgrimage using the fifteen stations of the cross.
“Sadly, most Christians today have never prayed The Stations. Others have looked at them or read a guide, but without much understanding.” This fact, along with his own personal experiences encouraged Gaultiere to write a devotional that emphasizes the Bible teachings associated with Jesus taking up his cross.
Unforsaken was written as a prayer, asking Father God to cause the Passion of the Christ to become a story that lives daily in each of us. Not just a story to read or hear, but a story we participate in.
Gaultiere opens the book with his own personal experience walking the Via Dolorosa, “The Way of Suffering.” This is the same route on which Jesus made his way to Calvary, cross upon his back. Like millions of other believers throughout the centuries. Gaultiere wanted to experience the power and emotion of following in the steps of Jesus.
From there Gaultiere introduces readers to The Stations, pausing at each one to share the biblical account and offer questions that make you look at that moment (station) at a deeper level than ever before. It makes you look as if you were right there, a part of the scene.
As you approach each station you become more aware of what actually transpired on that day over 2000 years ago. You experience many of the same emotions that Jesus must have felt as he walked the way of suffering for each of us. You also experience victory in the understanding of the great depth of the Father’s love.
I encourage you to get your own copy of Unforsaken and join us as we “walk” The Stations, not just during Lent but throughout the year. Experience the power of the resurrection again and again. Meet God at the foot of the cross and know that you are Unforsaken!
Unforsaken is a guide for devotions, retreats and small group study. It is an excellent Lenten study and comes complete with a schedule that will guide your reading through the season.
For more information about Bill Gaultiere’s ministry or to purchase his books, visit soulshepherding.org