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Listen to PodcastFor many years, I was content with letting the message of our creator comes through my imagery.

However, after the publication of my first book “What the Cross Means to Me”, I followed the prompting of God to also share the gospel through spoken word.

I started at a local radio station, presenting a weekly devotional focused around the Cross of Christ. The Radio program evolved into a podcast sharing the same name as the book “What the Cross Means to Me” and can be found on Apple Podcasts or through various podcast platforms (Stitcher, Overcast and iHeart).

“God deigns to consecrate to himself, the mouths, and tongues of mere men, in order that His voice may resound in them.” – John Calvin

Devotional Podcast

What the Cross Means to Me

A contemplation of fresh perspectives on the meaning of the cross. A devotional program based off Rob Holt’s book “What the Cross Means to Me” by Harvest House Publishing. A book that matches 30 cross images with 30 ORIGINAL essays from a wide spectrum of Christian leaders, sharing their insights on the cross. One essay is read per week, accompanied by a commentary about it through the lens of scripture. The program airs weekly on KKXX 104.5FM, then uploaded to most of the top Podcast APPs, as well as this podcast page. Looking for the Apple Podcast version? Click here

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EP. 1 – WHAT THE CROSS MEANS TO ME

Episode #1 – The first essay in the book What the Cross Means to Me, written by book editor Rob Holt, accompanied by the image entitled ‘The Beginning’

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EP. 2 – FREEDOM

Episode #2 – The second essay in the book What the Cross Means to Me, written by Charles (Chuck) Colson, accompanied by the image entitled ‘The Touch’

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EP. 3 – THE GIFTS OF THE CROSS

Episode #3 – The third essay in the book What the Cross Means to Me written by Max Lucado and accompanied by the image entitled ‘The Branch”

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EP. 4 – IT IS FINISHED

Episode #4 – The fourth essay in the book What the Cross Means to Me, written by Kay Arthur, accompanied by the image entitled ‘The Covenant”

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EP. 5 – THE WAY THE TRUTH & THE LIFE

Episode #5 – The fifth essay in the book What the Cross Means to Me, written by Emily Barnes, accompanied by the image entitled ‘The Awakening”

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EP. 6 – THE HEART OF GOD

Episode #6 – The sixth essay in the book What the Cross Means to Me, written by Erwin W. Lutzer, accompanied by the image entitled ‘The Dawn”

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EP. 7 – THE OLD RUGGED CROSS

Episode #7 – The seventh essay (actually a Hymn) in the book What the Cross Means to Me, written by the Rev. George Bernard, accompanied by the image entitled ‘The Burning”

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EP. 8 – HE GAVE ME HIS LIFE

Episode #8 – The eighth essay in the book What the Cross Means to Me, written by Annie Chapman, accompanied by the image entitled ‘The Blessing”.

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EP. 9 – BACK TO THE CROSS

Episode #9 – The ninth essay in the book What the Cross Means to Me, written by Sherwood E. Wirt, accompanied by the image entitled ‘The Power”.

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EP. 10 – THE MESSAGE OF THE CROSS

Episode #10 – The tenth essay in the book What the Cross Means to Me, written by Elizabeth George, accompanied by the image entitled ‘The Declaration”.

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EP.11 – MORE THAN A STORY

Episode #11- The eleventh essay in the book What the Cross Means to Me, written by Jerry Jenkins, accompanied by the image entitled ‘The Departure”.

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EP. 12 – AT THE CROSS

Episode #12 – The twelfth entry in the book What the Cross Means to Me, written by Isaac Watts, accompanied by the image entitled ‘The Blessing”

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EP. 13 – THE SHAME OF THE CROSS

Episode #13 – The Thirteenth essay in the book What the Cross Means to Me, written by Bruce Bickell & Stan Jantz, accompanied by the image entitled ‘The Cleansing”

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EP. 14 – I’LL NEVER BE THE SAME

Episode #14 – The Fourteenth essay in the book What the Cross Means to Me, written by Bruce Marchiano, accompanied by the image entitled ‘The Dream”

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EP. 15 – INFINITY AT IT’S BEST

Episode #15 – The Fifteenth essay in the book What the Cross Means to Me, written by Jim Thomas, accompanied by the image entitled ‘The Direction”

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EP. 16 – THE EMPTY CROSS

Episode #16 – The Sixteenth essay in the book What the Cross Means to Me, written by Tim Lahaye, accompanied by the image entitled ‘The Firmament”

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EP. 17 – WHEN I SURVEY THE WONDROUS CROSS

Episode #17 – The Seventeenth entry in the book What the Cross Means to Me, written by Issac Watts, accompanied by the image entitled ‘The Focus”

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EP. 18 – A REMINDER

Episode #18 – The Eighteenth essay in the book What the Cross Means to Me, written by Steven Curtis Chapman, accompanied by the image entitled ‘The Climb”

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EP. 19 – THE MEASURE OF GOD’S LOVE

Episode #19 – The Nieteenth entry in the book What the Cross Means to Me, written by Henry Blackaby & accompanied by the image entitled ‘The Majesty.”

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EP. 20 – SEASONS OF THE CROSS

Episode #20 – The Twentieth essay in the book What the Cross Means to Me, written by Billy Sprague & accompanied by the image entitled ‘The Millennium”

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EP. 21 – NEAR THE CROSS

Episode #21 – The Twenty-first entry in the book What the Cross Means to Me, a hymn written by Fannie Crosby & accompanied by the image entitled ‘The Passover”

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EP. 22 – ONE GOT OUT!

Episode #22 – The Twenty-Second essay in the book What the Cross Means to Me, written by Phil Callaway & accompanied by the image entitled ‘The Focus”

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EP. 23 – MY CUP OF THANKFULNESS

Episode #23 – The Twenty-third entry in the book What the Cross Means to Me, a hymn written by Lori Wick & preceded by the image entitled ‘The Plan”

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EP. 24 – WHEN I SURVEY THESE WONDROUS CROSSES

Episode #24 – The Twenty-Fourth essay in the book What the Cross Means to Me, written by Steve Bell & accompanied by the image entitled ‘The Quest”

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EP. 25 – LET THE HAMMER RING

Episode #25 – The Twenty-fifth entry in the book What the Cross Means to Me, a hymn written by Ed Hindson & accompanied by the image entitled ‘The Redemption”

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EP. 26 – THE CROSS OF CHRIST

Episode #26 – The Twenty-Sixth entry in the book What the Cross Means to Me, a poem written by St. Augustine of Hippo & followed by the image entitled ‘The Breakthrough”

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EP. 27 – BLOOD BOUGHT GRACE

Episode #27 – The Twenty-sixth entry in the book What the Cross Means to Me, an essay written by T.M. Moore & accompanied by the image entitled ‘The Refinement”

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EP. 28 – THE JOY TO COME

Episode #28 – The Twenty-Eighth entry in the book What the Cross Means to Me, an essay written by Becky Freeman & followed by the image entitled ‘The Way”

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EP. 29 – A RARE SACRIFICE

Episode #29 – The Twenty-Ninth entry in the book What the Cross Means to Me, an essay written by Ray Pritchard & accompanied by the image entitled ‘The Revelation”

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EP. 30 – A FORGIVEN PERSON

Episode #30 – The Thirtieth entry in the book What the Cross Means to Me, an essay written by Bob George & followed by the image entitled ‘The Separation”

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EP. 31 – THE MYSTERY OF THE CROSS

Episode #31 – The Thirty-first entry in the book What the Cross Means to Me, an essay written by John H. Armstrong & accompanied by the image entitled ‘The Rose”

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E. 32 – FREE

Episode #32 – The Thirty-second entry in the book What the Cross Means to Me, an essay written by Francine Rivers & followed by the image entitled ‘The Shadow”

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EP. 33 – BECAUSE OF THE CROSS

Episode #33 – The Thirty-third entry in the book What the Cross Means to Me, an essay written by Bonnie Keen & accompanied by the image entitled ‘The Vigilance”

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E. 34 – THE IMITATION OF CHRIST

Episode #34 – The Thirty-fourth entry in the book What the Cross Means to Me, an exerpt written by Thomas A Kempis & followed by the image entitled ‘The Foreshadow”

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EP. 35 – THE BEGINING

Episode #35 – The Thirty-forth entry in the book What the Cross Means to Me, inspired by the image entitled ‘The Beginning”…an image from the first night that this cross was shot by Rob Holt

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E. 36 – THE BRANCH

Episode #36 – The Thirty-sixth entry in the book What the Cross Means to Me, inspired by the image entitled ‘The Branch”…an image from the second location of this cross was shot by Rob Holt

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EP. 37 – THE COVENANT

Episode #37 – The Thirty-seventh entry in the book What the Cross Means to Me, inspired by the image entitled ‘The Covenant’…an image from the first location of this cross was shot by Rob Holt

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My History

Inspiration

After many years as a traditional photographer, I lost my wife to cancer. I then began seeking out sunsets and skyscapes to contemplate and photograph. This hillside cross became my secret place, my hiding place for a few years.

Inception

I began to spend time alone with the solitary cross on that empty hill, which became my place of solace and artistic expression. About a year into creating the collection, the ground was broken ahead of the construction of the Valley Christian School campus.

Publication

After shooting the cross for a few years, I toured a gallery show and published a book titled What the Cross Means to Me by Harvest House Publishing. My newest book, Views of Calvary is set to release in the fall of 2022.

Fulfillment

I apply my cross on a wide variety of products, including wall decor, banners, posters, calendars, bookmarks as well both greeting cards and prayer cards. You can learn more about licensing options of these cross images at Foto4P.com

Rob E. Holt
Rob E. Holt Photography