D. A. Carson Looks at the Scandal of the Cross

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What happens when one of the world’s preeminent theologians expounds on some of the Bible’s prominent texts? This book.Mark Driscoll, founding pastor, Mars Hill Church, Seattle

To theologian D. A. Carson, the cross is where both the love and  justice of God meet. In Scandalous: The Cross and Resurrection of Jesus, Carson unpacks the implications of a God willing to die for His creation. This is not just a discussion of the crucifixion as an event or theological precept; this is a book that challenged believers with their responsibility to a powerful and scandalous gospel.

As Carson explains in the preface, “Jesus’ own followers did not expect him to be crucified; they certainly did not expect him to rise again. Yet after these events, their thinking and attitudes were so transformed that they could see the sheer inevitability that Jesus would die on a cross and leave an empty tomb behind, and absolutely everything in their lives was changed.” It is this life-changing truth that Scandalous communicates.

Carson divides the message of Scandalous into five chapters:

1. The Ironies of the Cross
2. The Center of the Whole Bible
3. The Strange Triumph of a Slaughtered Lamb
4. A Miracle Full of Surprises
5. Doubting the Resurrection

You may not be excited  by theological books, but Carson’s Scandalous might change your mind. If you want to augment your Bible reading  this Easter season with a powerful ebook, pick up a copy of Scandalous: The Cross and Resurrection of Jesus today.

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