The Via Dolorosa is a well thought out, researched and critical uncovering of the sanitized Gospel Narratives of the Passion, Crucifixion and Death of Jesus Christ. It is an enriching challenge to our knowledge of the facts that circumscribed Jesus’ Way of Sorrow. I should be sincere; no one had ever told me what Michael’s Spiritual Treatise told me about the Passion, Crucifixion and Death of Jesus Christ. It becomes a must-read for not only Christians but also all those who seek the Truth.
The treatise exhibits the author’s intellectual simplicity in demystifying the salvific work of Christ. A careful reading lifts the mind and soul of the reader to the physical scenes of the Via Dolorosa in the Holy Land. Hence, the author achieves the purpose of his research: providing a deeper understanding of the salvific work of Christ, and hence growing in the knowledge of God’s unfathomable love for us. I am not at pain to suggest that this winner of the Christian Writers’ Award be adopted in an abridged version, as a Lenten Manual to explicate the mystery of Christian suffering as exhibited in the Passion of Christ.
Rev. Joseph Mary Kasekende
St. Mary’s National Seminary Ggaba, Uganda