Jesus Still Speaks

A Seven-Week, Forty-Day, Lenten Devotional

by Don D. Bouchard & Larry L. Long



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 11/11/2022

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 112
ISBN : 9781664278707
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 112
ISBN : 9781664278714
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 112
ISBN : 9781664278691

About the Book

This small book is a seven-week, forty-day devotional that uses excerpts from the book, Jesus Still Speaks: the Seven Last Words of Jesus from the Cross, by Larry Long. Each day of each week follows an outline of prayers, Bible readings, meditations, original poems, excerpts from the Westminster Shorter Catechism, recommended worship songs from the Web, and topics for journaling that are designed to lead the reader into a deeper understanding of how Jesus’s last words spoken from the cross still speak with relevance. The devotional was written for use during the season of Lent, but it can be used at any time for a 40-day journey into a deeper understanding of self, sin, spiritual awakening, and renewal.

About the Author

Larry Long served as a full-time, licensed and ordained senior pastor with the Christian and Missionary Alliance (C&MA) for 30 years in Oklahoma, South Louisiana, and West Texas.
Born and raised in Cheyenne, Wyoming, Larry graduated with a BA in History from Crown College in Minnesota and an M.Div. from Asbury Theological Seminary in Kentucky. Having retired from full-time ministry, Larry now works at McCoy’s Building Supply in Midland, Texas, where he assists customers and contractors in making purchases needed to complete their building, remodeling, and repair work.
Fulfilling his passion for writing, Larry has published three books. The first, Dare to Be Dogmatic, and Other Essays to Help You Think and Live Like a Christian (2020), is a collection of essays that speak from a biblical perspective to many of the issues we wrestle with in day-to-day dialogue and living. Forty-nine essays cover a wide range of topics that touch on social issues, politics, ecumenism, and some of the nonsense that goes on in our churches today. Larry’s second book, Jesus Still Speaks: The Seven Last Words of Jesus From the Cross (2021), is an examination of Jesus’s seven last words spoken from the cross when he died for our sins. In this second book, Larry reflects not only on the meaning of each of these sayings when first spoken, but how they still speak to us today. Jesus Still Speaks is the basis for this Lenten devotional that shares a similar title. Larry and Don hope it will serve as something of a companion volume.
Larry has been married to his wife, Melissa, for 36 years. They have two adult daughters, Jozlyn and Morgan Long, and one big dog named Penelope.
When he was a young man, Larry enjoyed hunting and backpacking in the Snow Range Mountains of Wyoming. Hunting and fishing are still Larry’s favorite pastimes.
Larry remains active in ministry by serving as a part-time teaching pastor at The Gathering Church of the Nazarene ( in Midland, Texas. Sermons and teachings by Larry can be accessed on the church’s website.