This book takes a fresh look at the meaning of the death of Christ. Accessible, intelligently-written and perceptive.
This fresh re-telling of the Easter story from the Last Supper to Calvary brings many new insights. The intrigue and betrayal in the air as the disciples ate; the fierce, costly love shown by Christ in Gethsemane, as his disciples slept; the illegal and unjust kangaroo court in the middle of the night; the drama of the earth becoming dark and quaking as the Son of God died. Read the story anew, as told and interpreted by this pastor-theologian. Questions included for reflection. These could be used personally or for group discussion in a workplace fellowship or home group.
‘From time to time a publication appears - of modest size and author - its value greater than a whole bookshelf of bestsellers. The Cross falls into that category. The fine quality of James Philip's mind will be immediately obvious. But his writing is also full of pathos. He is at one with his subject, and has clearly been more deeply impacted by it than by anything else.’ - Revd Prof Sinclair B. Ferguson.
James Philip served as minister of Holyrood Abbey Church in Edinburgh, Scotland. He was one of the best-loved speakers in the Scottish Christian Unions.