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Renowned pastor-theologian Gregory A. Boyd tackles the Bible's biggest dilemma.

The Old Testament God of wrath and violence versus the New Testament God of love and peace - it's a difference that has troubled Christians since the first century. Now, with the sensitivity of a pastor and the intellect of a theologian, Gregory A. Boyd proposes the "cruciform hermeneutic", a way to read the Old Testament portraits of God through the lens of Jesus' crucifixion.

In Cross Vision, Boyd follows up on his epic and groundbreaking study, The Crucifixion of the Warrior God. He shows how the death and resurrection of Jesus reframes the troubling violence of the Old Testament, how all of Scripture reveals God's self-sacrificial love, and, most importantly, how we can follow Jesus' example of peace.

©2017 Fortress Press (P)2017 Fortress Press

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Faith changer!

When you’re 48 years old and been a Christian for over 30 years you think you’re pretty set on how you view Christ and your faith. Boyd’s book not only challenged some of my misconceptions about God, he blew them out of the water! (In a really good way!) My faith in Christ feels more solid and freeing than ever! I️ truly consider Boyd to be one of the most profound teaching Theologians of our century. Thank you Greg for all your time and research you have clearly invested in this book over the last 10 years! To Christ be the glory!

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  • 02-20-18

Concise version of Crucifiction of Warrior God

I read Greg Boyd's The Crucifiction of the Warrior God and I thoroughly enjoyed it. As long as it was, I didn't want it to end. In this book I found a re-iteration of the main themes from that title; and while I couldn't shake the feeling throughout that I had read this book before (I actually checked my library several times), I still enjoyed it.
It was also cool to hear the words in the author's own voice. One thing I didn't like though was that it felt rushed. I'm sure it's just the way he reads but I couldn't help feeling like he was speed-reading. It was not bad enough to be unintelligible but it did take away from the potency of the material I feel.
Also the practical aspects of his position, which is another reason I picked this book, was relegated to a short section at the end. Kind of expected more, but it make sense where the majority of the book is a lead up to it for someone completely unfamiliar with the concepts.
That said, it was a great book with a solid performance and sound concepts!

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  • 02-04-18

brilliant, erudite, challenging, and hope-filled

I loved this. While some of the ideas are challenging for me, there is enough information I am familiar with from my own studies that inspire me...believing that Boyd's thesis is worth serious consideration.

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A well researched and well written argument for a loving God of scripture

Greg Boyd writes well and put a lot of work into the two books that provide the research for this book. That being said, some books don’t read well but this one is easy to listen to and is worth listening to a few times.

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incredibly thought provoking and bias challenging

very very great content. concepts that will grow your biblical understanding forever.
the overall conclusion on God's part in pain I think is a little out there; but I still have a lot of respect for the message and goal.

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A bold contribution by Boyd

This work is a bold contribution to the conservative hermeneutics that is well ahead of it's time.

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Book is amazing

This book has been extremely enlightening on understanding what God is truly like , I am so thankful it was written.

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Foundational

Boyd makes a masterful argument yet in an accessible manner. Truly worth your time and effort.

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Such an important book for those raised to believe that God used to be violent

This book is truly eye-opening, it will bless many people. The indisputable scriptural fact is that the Father, is just like Jesus, who is the perfect image of his Father. Once you meditate on this fact, it will change your theology forever. It is a universe of difference to believe in a God like Jesus, versus believing in a violent God; on the basis of wrongly understanding the Old Testament depictions.