I well remember the excitement of reading The Cross of Christ when it was first published. It expanded my mind and warmed my heart like nothing I had read before or have read since, apart from the Bible.
— Vaughan Roberts
i can echo Vaughan Roberts’ endorsement above.
If you’ve never before read John Stott’s classic, theologically rich yet readable magnum opus on what Jesus’ death means, The Cross of Christ (Inter-Varsity Press, 2006), why not do so this Easter? i have now read The Cross of Christ three times, and each time it has been a fresh experience of growing in depth of understanding and devotion. i highly recommend you read it at least once, even though it is a weighty tome (both physically and in content).
You can currently find it on special in hardcover, or as an e-book or audiobook.
- If you’re in South Africa, the best price for the hardcover looks to be from Augustine Bookroom.
- If you’re in North America, try Westminster Bookstore, Monergism, or Amazon.com for the hardcover.
- If you’re in the UK or Europe, get the hardcover direct from IVP, or buy from Amazon.co.uk.
- For the e-book (all formats), buy from thinkivp (not available in North America).
- The audiobook (which is very well narrated by Simon Vance) is currently on special from ChristianAudio.com.
If Stott’s magisterial book looks like too much to begin with, i also highly recommend Don Carson’s Scandalous: The cross and resurrection of Jesus (Crossway, 2010) and Mark Meynell’s Cross-Examined: The life-changing power of the death of Jesus (Inter-Varsity Press, 2010). Both are excellent, and will encourage and challenge young and old Christians alike. You can also listen to five talks by Carson which tie in with his book Scandalous.