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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

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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.

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Heavy but enlightening

I suppose this is part of christian classic literature. However if you have spent time with this book its a must. It is great to spending time going over and deeper into what the cross is and means for us today.

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A must read!

Powerfully illustrates the depth of sacrifice Christ made to reunite humankind with the Father.

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  • 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.

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  • 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

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  • 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.

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  • 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

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  • 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.

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  • leathersandal
  • 27-04-15

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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.

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  • LINDA
  • 01-05-21

Listen and Learn

I enjoy audibles I understand more than just reading and I'm free to move about and take more accurate notes

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  • fatcat81
  • 27-04-21

Set Your Heart Aright

Stott guides heart and head alike to Christ’s suffering, so that we both acknowledge His authority and learn to love Him for His compassion. Each paragraph is an antidote to poor thinking, yet at the same time this is no mere intellectual exercise. Stott instead shows a path to Christ’s painful and effective surgery for our heart, learning to love the One that can alone remove our bitterness, our insecurity, our pitiable self-love. Simon Vance’s cadence gives a warm and thoughtful presentation of this most valuable of books.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 27-09-21

Well Research But At Times Without Need

The final chapter on suffering and how God uses it in the elects life to increase our spiritual knowledge and understanding of Him, while spawning a humble posture before HIM was worth the price of the book. The Holy Spirit illuminated it greatly to me resulting in great affirmation of HIS plan and purposes. Now in Christ by grace through faith in Jesus Christ some 42 years. Praise You, LORD GOD!

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  • 01-08-21

Best of Stott

Excellent book by Stott and one of my favorite books next to the Bible. Blessed.