The Seven Next Words of Christ

Finding Hope in the Resurrection Sayings

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The Seven Next Words of Christ
Paperback ISBN: 9780687498215
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Published April 2006

Includes Study Guide

We often hear about the Seven Last Words of Christ. Rarely, though, do we focus in the same way on what Christ said after the Resurrection as he surprised, consoled, rebuked, and inspired his followers through seven powerful encounters—what Shane Stanford calls the Seven Next Words of Christ.

“In a warm and intimate way the author uses stories from his own life and experience to make the continuing power of Christ more real and accessible to any earnest believer.”
     -J. Ellsworth Kalas, author of Parables from the Back Side

“Shane Stanford demonstrates that the ‘seven next words of Christ’ are not just ancient sayings but living words. This book left me listening for the next words the risen Christ would speak to me.”
     -Michael E. Williams, editor of The Storyteller's Companion to the Bible

“Shane Stanford breathes life into the Easter faith with his lively exploration of the ‘Seven Next Words’ of Christ, words full of resurrection surprise and vitality that will reinvigorate your faith that ‘Christ is Risen, he has risen indeed.’”
     -William H. Willimon, author of Sinning Like a Christian

About the Author

Shane Stanford

Shane Stanford (MA, Duke University; Doctorate, Asbury Theological Seminary) is Senior Pastor of a 5,000+ member church in Memphis, Tennessee. Dr. Stanford is the author of numerous books, including The Seven Next Words of Christ, The Cure for the Chronic Life, and The Eight Blessings: Rediscovering the Beatitudes. His memoir, A Positive Life, details his life as an HIV+ and HepC+ hemophiliac, husband, father, and pastor. He is the co-host of the Covenant Bible Study program, now used in over one thousand churches. Dr. Stanford married Dr. Pokey Stanford, and they have three daughters.