living-cross-front-cover-1My BRF Lent book is a journey from Ash Wednesday to Easter Day as we engage with daily reflections and prayers to experience the living power of the cross of Christ through biblical and modern-day stories of wrongdoing and forgiveness. Some wonderful commendations:

These 47 reflections … bring home the message of hope and of a forgiving God who so loved the world that he was generous and gave himself to us in the person of Jesus Christ… Rt Revd Richard Chartres, Bishop of London, from the foreword

Compelling reading… heartfelt and hopeful. RT Kendall

This is quite the best of all the Lent books I’ve ever read. I just loved the way Amy takes us through the Bible, revealing God’s forgiving heart and His burning desire that we should forgive one another. Jennifer Rees Larcombe

A fresh approach to a timeless necessity to remain healthy as a child of God… Helps you to bring forgiveness home to your heart and life. Russ Parker, Forgiveness is Healing

Reading this book was, for me, as if Amy had taken a highlighter pen to the Bible and skilfully brought colour and clarification to so many passages where forgiveness and hope are found. Every page is like another journey into the grace of God. Also, the prayers and creative responses are so helpful for both individuals and small groups – this really is a wonderful resource for the Lent season and beyond. Cathy Madavan, Digging for Diamonds

Few topics are more central to the Christian life – and life in general – than forgiveness. In this Lenten guide, Amy Boucher Pye traces the forgiveness theme through the length and breadth of scripture, finding it in both expected and surprising places. Combining deep insight and practical exercises, The Living Cross will help you live free from offences both committed and suffered. Sheridan Voysey, Resurrection Year

A Lenten journey you won’t want to miss. From the Fall to the Cross and beyond, Amy Boucher Pye walks us down the centuries to meet the One she calls the “Father of outstretched arms.” With captivating writing and inspiring biblical insight, we are reassured from the stories of fallen heroes, fallible leaders and plain ordinary sinners that God’s lavish forgiveness is available to each one of us. The more I read the more excited I became, and the more thankful I am for God’s “scandalous grace and love poured out.” Simply superb. I can’t wait to read it again! Catherine Campbell, Chasing the Dawn    

Amy has a distinct knack of distilling great thought and insight into just a few words. Her study of the excerpts of both the Old and New Testaments will help any reader reflect on the concept of forgiveness in an age where this can be a struggle. Amy will lead you on a journey of discovery, where you will be led to the cross of Jesus Christ. You will be confronted by God’s great generosity, where you find your true identity. Rt Revd Rob Wickham, Bishop of Edmonton

This book pleasantly surprised me. While it is essentially a book of daily reflections for Lent it is also a sensitive probing of the painful experiences people face and how the love of God through Christ can transform situations. The writer explores the depth and breadth of pain and hurt in life for many if not all. She crafts ancient Biblical stories with contemporary experience and draws insightful spiritual lessons and principles.  While each day’s reflection is brief there is depth in her understanding. This could be a good resource for a discipleship course – Lent or not. It carefully exposes the human condition of brokenness before God and also presents the way forward in Christ by the Spirit. Dianne Tidball, East Midland Baptist Association Regional Minister


How to Purchase

Available in the UK from lovely Christian bookshops, or online from my nonprofit publisher, BRF, or the wonderful Christian online retailer Eden, or of course Amazon. In the States only Amazon will sell it – it’s currently unavailable but we’re working on that.

I’m also selling copies of the book, discounting them to £8 each (or two for £15); postage in the UK is £1.50 for one copy and £2.05 for two. For multiple copies, email me for the discount rates. Contact me at [email protected].

Paypal prices listed below include postage to the UK only.

 The Living Cross