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The Cross of Christ

The Cross of Christ

Written by John R.W. Stott

Narrated by Simon Vance


The Cross of Christ

Written by John R.W. Stott

Narrated by Simon Vance

ratings:
4.5/5 (10 ratings)
Length:
14 hours
Released:
Dec 1, 2007
ISBN:
9781596445505
Format:
Audiobook

Description

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.

An EChristian, Inc production.

Released:
Dec 1, 2007
ISBN:
9781596445505
Format:
Audiobook


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  • (4/5)
    Stott's, The Cross of Christ, is a very good book but not always an easy read. Stott provides a detailed examination of the meaning of the cross and God's sacrifice and explores how that should impact the believer's life.
  • (4/5)
    Lots of amazing (and important) stuff in here, but not an easy or quick read. Took me almost five months (not solidly of course) and after that I'm sure there would be an awful lot to be gained from reading it again. Hopefully I will at some point in the future.
  • (4/5)
    has some good stuff on self understanding and self giving, very useful book
  • (5/5)

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    This is a very fine book that I hope to reread every 3-5 years. It covers critical areas: the centrality of the cross as Christ described His mission; the centrality of it in the epistles; the true sinfulness and guilt of men; the just wrath of God; the need for satisfaction of wrath; substitution; propitiation, justification, redemption, reconciliation; the cross as a display of God's justice and love; victory in the cross; and others.

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  • (5/5)

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    A masterpiece - possibly the definitive work on substitutionary atonement, which makes it all the more important for the present decade, when there are many who claim to be evangelicals but deny this historic doctrine.Stott looks at the Cross from all angles, including its symbolic significance to the church, the reasons which necessitated it, and the consequences of it (theologically, personally, socially, etc.). One of the brilliant points that this book establishes is that though there are many pictures for the atonement (courtroom, marketplace, conquest, etc.), the concept of substitution is behind them all.D.A. Carson's endorsement was accurate: this is one of those rare must-own, must-read books.

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  • (2/5)
    This book is hard going on the atheist. Without belief in the first principles of Christianity - that the bible is the work of God, rather than a socially constructed text, then most of the arguments fall flat.