The universal symbol of the Christian faith is neither a crib nor a manger, but a gruesome cross. Yet many people are unclear about its meaning, and cannot understand why Christ had to die. In this magisterial and best-selling book, John Stott explains the significance of Christ's cross and answers the objections commonly brought against biblical teaching on the atonement.
John Stott's modern classic is as sharp and pertinent as ever it was. It combines an excellent biblical exposition and a characteristically thoughtful study of Christian belief with a searching call to the church to live under the cross.
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A super informative and thorough book on the cross. He approaches the subject from many different angles and sets forth beautiful truths about God's heart and about the glory of what God has done for us in Christ. Truly the salvation that God has provided for us is totally awesome and amazing. Though this book is quite long I highly recommend it. The only point that I have a substantial disagreement with is where he says that physical healing was not provided in the atonement. I do believe that it was provided. but like I said this is the only major disagreement I have with this book. Other than that this is an awesome book.
There's a lot to absorb from this book. I feel compelled to get the written version to highlight the many succinct points Stott makes. I'm sure I will listen to this audiobook more than once. It sometimes seems to follow rabbit trails, but always comes back to the cross. Stott treats a lot of heterodox theological issues in juxtaposition to orthodox ones, so it can be hard to follow if you can't listen straight through in one sitting.
In the words of Alliester Beg, 'Stott will never penn better.'
Christ, he never wavered from his purpose.
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