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The cross stands at the heart of the Christian faith. There Christ bore the penalty for our sins. He defeated Satan, he set the ultimate example of how to love others, and he brings us with him through death to newness of life. Like the pieces of a jigsaw, these aspects of Christ’s work fit together to form a single glorious picture.
In this punchy little book, Sach and Jeffery explore each element in turn, uncovering biblical themes that are sometimes neglected. We are brought face to face with the glory of the cross.
Andrew Sach is a minister at St Helen’s, Bishopsgate in the City of London.
Steve Jeffery is Minister of Emmanuel Evangelical Church in Southgate, North London.
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An excellent little primer on the Cross
This book simply and clearly explains what the cross means, what was accomplished at the cross, and the implications of these truths.
I also appreciated the 'further reading' section at the end - readers are directed to relevant biblical passages for study and reflection, as well as a few other helpful books for deepening our understanding and appreciation of the cross.
A great everyman introduction to the cross.
Clear and concise
Great to read personally as a meditation on the cross, and great to give to others
A great little book
This is a great little book for all Christians, but especially for new Christians.
It is a simple study on the cross which brings out the wonder and glory of the cross. The first two sections are more theological. They show how, on the cross, Christ died in our place for our sins, that his substitutionary death bears the penalty for our sin. Then they cover how, on the cross, Christ defeated Satan and his work.
The next two sections are helpful applications of the cross. The cross calls us to a life of self–denial and suffering. In this, Christ is our great example of both service and suffering. They give practical help on how suffering and service may work out in everyday life. Secondly, they draw out the implications of our being crucified and raised with Christ. They explain how the believer has new life in Christ and is no longer a slave to sin and again how this applies to our lives.
It was good to be reminded of the glory of the cross, what it achieved, and how it affects everyday living. This book is a must for all new Christians. I shall be recommending it to all our new Christians. For myself, I would give many away if the author and publishers could adapt this book for non–believers.