Captured by Calvary by Ray Hawkins

 31 Biblical Devotions to meditate on the cross – God’s glory

Be captured by the wisdom, power, grace and wonder of Calvary.These devotional meditations take you to the heart of the Gospel. They will fill you with awe of God. They will cause you to bow before the Lord in adoration.

This is a small book with 31 big messages. It is not a quick book to skim through.

It is exactly what Ray Hawkins says on the subtitle 31 Biblical Devotions to Meditate on the Cross—God’s Glory: it is a book of readings on which to meditate.

Each 2-3 page devotion is based on one or two key verses from Scripture, and deserves a close look. In addition to background information, Ray includes insightful thoughts and sometimes questions to help the reader apply the message to his or her own life.


Each chapter ends with a “Reflection” in the form of a question or a comment which further brings the meaning of the passage home to our busy lives today.

I especially appreciate the four “Discussion Starters” at the end of the book to enable the reader to further pursue some of the material read or to use in a small group. For example, Discussion Starter 3 says, “Jesus is called ‘The Lamb of God’. What does it mean? Is there some aspect of this title which is precious to you? Consider devotional days 2,6,7,30.

I received this book from Ray as a gift along with several others in the series and have enjoyed using it in my daily devotional time. I intend using it again in the run up to Easter next year.

About the Author:
 Ray Hawkins, retired after over 40 years as a Churches of Christ minister, enjoys sharing themes from the Scriptures through Devotional writing. Married to Mary, multi-published inspirational romance author, they have three children and five grandchildren.
Ray shares his insights in his first two books on Marriage and Children with more ideas to come about ministry and much more. Living in Beauty Point Tasmania Ray heads up a new Christian Fellowship as well as doing relief preaching, community work and writing. Visit his blog.