For most all my years as a photographer, I channeled my expressions through imagery. I felt comfortable behind the camera, allowing the images to say its “thousand words”.

However, many things changed after my wife passed away. During my time creating this collection, I found that by focusing on the cross of Christ, I was allowing Jesus to focus on me. I followed the prompting of the spirit to share the gospel through the written word, I then began the process of sharing these messages verbally.

To do so, I reflected on the realizations, edifications, and epiphanies I received while spending countless hours at the foot of that white wooden cross. My intention as a speaker is to transmit what I felt while capturing and contemplating the message of the cross. In a world of constant chaos, it is the protection, purpose, and peace of the cross that never changes.

Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous works among all the peoples! – Psalm 96:3

My History

The Images

Each chapter is inspired by and bears the name of a particular cross image.

The Scripture

The name of the cross image inspires the selection of a bible verse, setting the tone for that chapter

The Devotional

The theme of each devotional is inspired by the name of that cross image and the tone of the accompanying scripture.

The Devotional 

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.


Each chapter is rounded out by a quote from a Saint or an excerpt from an old church hymn

Rob E. Holt
Rob E. Holt Photography