D.A. Carson, one of today's most notable Bible scholars, introduces the irony, scandal, and greatness of the work done on the cross. How are Christians to approach the central gospel teachings concerning the death and resurrection of Jesus? The Bible firmly establishes the historicity of these events and doesn't leave their meanings ambiguous or open to interpretation. Even so, there is an irony and surprising strangeness to the cross.
Carson shows that this strange irony has deep implications for our lives as he examines the history and theology of Jesus's crucifixion and resurrection. Scandalous is the latest addition to the Re:Lit series, which highlights important theological truths in accessible and applicable ways. Both amateur theologians and general readers will appreciate how Carson deftly preserves weighty theology while simultaneously noting the broader themes of Jesus' death and resurrection. Through exposition of five primary passages of Scripture, Carson helps us to more fully understand and appreciate the scandal of the cross.
Terry Delaney says:
Any book by D.A. Carson is worth owning in one’s library. This book on the crucifixion of Jesus Christ is very timely and one that every Christian who enjoys reading theology should read. Carson expertly teaches on five important passages that are central to the gospel message that many of us preach and teach today. Through careful exegesis and excellent application for today, Carson offers ... Read more
Bradley Chambers says:
I've just finished listening to Scandalous by D.A. Carson. I received it as a reviewer for christianaudio.com. It is approximately 6.3 hours long I've long been a fan of Carson. I treasure his New Bible Commentary among all the commentary books I own. His introduction to the new testament book is also wonderful. I am sad to say that I did not enjoy this book as much as I would have liked. ... Read more
Travis Peterson says:
D.A. Carson’s Scandalous surprised me with how enjoyable it was to read and how encouraging it was to my soul. Carson is a name that is synonymous with scholarship in the world of modern Evangelicalism. A well-known professor at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and the author of numerous books and biblical commentaries, Carson is someone that most evangelicals should read. Positives ... Read more