Listen free for 30 days

The Cross of Christ

Narrated by: Simon Vance
Length: 14 hrs and 1 min
5 out of 5 stars (56 ratings)

£7.99/month after 30 days. Cancel anytime

Summary

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.

©2006 John Stott (P)2009 christianaudio.com

More from the same

What members say

Average customer ratings

Overall

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    50
  • 4 Stars
    5
  • 3 Stars
    1
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0

Performance

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    32
  • 4 Stars
    6
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0

Story

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    32
  • 4 Stars
    3
  • 3 Stars
    3
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0
Sort by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Classic Theology

I have enjoyed Stott's very comprehensive and thought provoking exposition of the doctrine of the cross. it's not an ready book to read but then neither is its subject matter. Read it carefully take notes if you can get the editiiin that has a study guide. I am going to listen to it again and I don't think I will be bored at all.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

Sort by:
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for A.M. Wood
  • A.M. Wood
  • 02-03-18

Great book and narrator, but incomplete

the audio book leaves off the conclusion chapter, which is a shame.

otherwise, the book is outstanding and the narration is very good.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Terry S. Francis
  • Terry S. Francis
  • 21-08-16

Eye-Opening

This book answer questions that I don't realize I had; very thorough an analysis of the Cross of Christ

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Justin Bellars
  • Justin Bellars
  • 21-04-17

Pithy implications of the cross of Christ

There's a lot to absorb from this book. I feel compelled to get the written version to highlight the many succinct points Stott makes. I'm sure I will listen to this audiobook more than once. It sometimes seems to follow rabbit trails, but always comes back to the cross. Stott treats a lot of heterodox theological issues in juxtaposition to orthodox ones, so it can be hard to follow if you can't listen straight through in one sitting.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Michael Helbig
  • Michael Helbig
  • 12-05-16

Excellent book on the Cross of Christ!

A super informative and thorough book on the cross. He approaches the subject from many different angles and sets forth beautiful truths about God's heart and about the glory of what God has done for us in Christ. Truly the salvation that God has provided for us is totally awesome and amazing. Though this book is quite long I highly recommend it. The only point that I have a substantial disagreement with is where he says that physical healing was not provided in the atonement. I do believe that it was provided. but like I said this is the only major disagreement I have with this book. Other than that this is an awesome book.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for leathersandal
  • leathersandal
  • 27-04-15

a quote

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

In the words of Alliester Beg, 'Stott will never penn better.'

Who was your favorite character and why?

Christ, he never wavered from his purpose.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Michael Hansen
  • Michael Hansen
  • 09-08-18

Our God Suffered For Us

Not much I can add to the power not just of this book but of what this book is about.

There is an eloquence and a depth that John Stott brings to the supreme moment in human history that coalesces human suffering and divine intervention.

I finished the last chapter moments ago. And I am brought to tears by just the word picture of that final poem about the scars.

Do yourself a big favor and consume this book – either in audio form, or read it. I never plan to, but almost always by the end of a good book like this one I will find a way to get the paper copy. Just so I can read and reread what is on the pages.

As this book should, I am drawn to re-read the Gospel accounts of what happened on that day and that afternoon.

I loved listening to this book – the British voice is fitting, of course for its author.

I cannot recommend this book enough.

Mike Hansen
Parker, Colorado

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Tim Whiteman
  • Tim Whiteman
  • 17-10-19

Finally I know Him

I enjoyed the deep dive and willingness of the author to show Jesus Christ as He is and what He did for us by all the Grace and Mercy we can possibly imagine. Yeshua chose to save us by losing his life and setting in motion His flock to come back to Him from our evilness and sinful nature.

I would highly recommend this to anyone who is DEEPLY troubled and in Suffering. You may have lost a loved one, become separated or divorced, or facing a devastating mental illness or even cancer. A person who has been seeking a deep and profound relationship with someone to truly Love them as they are, when everyone else has only cared about Love of themselves.

This book if you let it, will open up your heart into an experience with Jesus Christ you have likely never experienced inside a church, temple or a synagogue. He will break you and build you back up into His loving arms, again. Amen and Amen. Worthy is the Lamb and His Blood that has set me Free. Selah.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Michel Bellemare
  • Michel Bellemare
  • 18-05-19

Jesus Very God & Very Man

John R. W. Stott has written a book that I want to listen to again because it's that good.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Daddy Mac
  • Daddy Mac
  • 06-12-18

Excellent

Between the excellence of Stott's writing and the narration, the cross of Christ is set forth in all the reality of a fine British documentary.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for M.A. Hallock
  • M.A. Hallock
  • 27-04-18

i loveeeeee it!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i love it i love it

i loved it ..this book is in the top 5 most reccomended books.. im a self help author myself and i humbly fall to my knees at its power through god..