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How do you relate to an increasingly secular culture?

The Spirituality of the Cross: Third Edition is packed with updates that address questions of Christianity in today’s world. Learn how Lutheranism is different and how to share the Gospel of Jesus with individuals who are struggling with Christian spirituality in the current culture.

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The Third Edition includes:

  • A new chapter on Christology
  • Updated preface addressing the climate of Christianity
  • Improved reading layout
  • Added material from Authentic Christianity
  • Revised conclusion with a discussion of worship

“Lutheran theology needs to rule the day. In it, one will not only find biblical fidelity, near company with the church ancient, but also the most comprehensive and relevant verbiage for contemporary quirks and concerns. The Spirituality of the Cross is for all those who are seeking the simplicity of God’s good news for humanity but structured in a systematic way that sticks.” Flame, Grammy Nominated Christian Rap Artist

“I had a profound joy in first hearing that a third edition of Veith’s book was being released by Concordia Publishing House. Joy: not only because I have an updated edition to rediscover again but that there will be an updated edition for the next generation to discover. My young children and confirmation students thank you, Mr. Veith, for this wonderful book that they will read in the upcoming years. I pray that this third edition will be as beneficial to the next generation as the first edition was to me.” Rev. Dr. Matthew Richard, author of Will the Real Jesus Please stand Up?: 12 False Christs, Pastor of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Minot, ND

The Spirituality of the Cross is essential reading for all who desire meaningful Christianity in these otherwise meaningless modern times. Veith provides readers with an updated and expanded version of his classic exploration of what makes Lutheran theology unique and permanently relevant. Just as this edition reflects Veith's own journey in the spirituality of the cross, I highly recommend this book to all who journey through this life longing for a stout spirituality of the cross.” A. Trevor Sutton, Author of Being Lutheran and Why Should I Trust the Bible

About the Author


Gene Edward Veith Jr. is a retired English professor and college administrator, most recently at Patrick Henry College and Concordia University Wisconsin. He is the author of twenty-seven books, including Authentic Christianity: How Lutheran Theology Speaks to a Postmodern World; Christianity in an Age of Terrorism, and God at Work. He has a Ph.D. from the University of Kansas and currently lives in Oklahoma with his wife, Jackquelyn. He has three grown children and twelve grandchildren.

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