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Inter-Varsity Press The Cross of Christ: 20th Anniversary Edition, with Study Guide

The work of a lifetime, from one of the world's most influential thinkers, about the heart of the Christian faith.

"I could never myself believe in God, if it were not for the cross... In the real world of pain, how could one worship a God who was immune to it?" With compelling honesty John Stott confronts this generation with the centrality of the cross in God's redemption of the world---a world now haunted by the memories of Auschwitz, the pain of oppression and the specter of nuclear war.

Can we see triumph in tragedy, victory in shame? Why should an object of Roman distaste and Jewish disgust be the emblem of our worship and the axiom of our faith? And what does it mean for us today?

Now from one of the foremost preachers and Christian leaders of our day comes theology at its readable best, a contemporary restatement of the meaning of the cross. At the cross Stott finds the majesty and love of God disclosed, the sin and bondage of the world exposed.

More than a study of the atonement, this book brings Scripture into living dialogue with Christian theology and the twentieth century. What emerges is a pattern for Christian life and worship, hope and mission.

Destined to be a classic study of the center of our faith, Stott's work is the product of a uniquely gifted pastor, scholar and Christian statesman. His penetrating insight, charitable scholarship and pastoral warmth are guaranteed to feed both heart and mind.

John R. W. Stott is known worldwide as a preacher, evangelist and communicator of Scripture. For many years he served as rector of All Souls Church in London, where he carried out an effective urban pastoral ministry. A leader among evangelicals in Britain, the United States and around the world, Stott was a principal framer of the landmark Lausanne Covenant (1974). His many books, including Why I Am a Christian and The Cross of Christ, have sold millions of copies around the world and in dozens of languages. Whether in the West or in the Two-Thirds World, a hallmark of Stott's ministry has been expository preaching that addresses the hearts and minds of contemporary men and women. Stott was honored by Time magazine in 2005 as one of the "100 Most Influential People in the World."

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Customer Reviews for The Cross of Christ: 20th Anniversary Edition, with Study Guide
Review 1 for The Cross of Christ: 20th Anniversary Edition, with Study Guide
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One of his best works!

Date:August 18, 2012
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Robert
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Just buy it and take time to let it change your life. We all need to understand the cross.
Thank You
Jesus!!!
God bless
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Review 2 for The Cross of Christ: 20th Anniversary Edition, with Study Guide
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In-Depth Look at the Cross

Date:April 6, 2012
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Jessica
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Simply read the title… that’s exactly what this book is about. In “The Cross of Christ” Stott discusses the purpose of the Cross, its effects, and how it should affect our lives today. He explains how the Cross worked to satisfy both God’s love and justice. The depth of this book is amazing. Stott discusses theological theories that have come up through the years as to exactly what was done at the Cross. Were we truly justified? Or are we supposed to be moved to justify ourselves by our behavior? Did Jesus really take our punishment? Did He die to defeat Satan? How does any of this apply to me today? This book has it all.
I can’t even begin to fully process this one after just one reading. This is a book I will read again and again. I think I’ll see something new each time. There’s just that much information. This is not a light read, though it is easily understandable. I think my favorite thing about this book is that the Conclusion actually summarizes (and even clarifies) the entire book very nicely. It’s a great refresher of what you’ve been reading.
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Review 3 for The Cross of Christ: 20th Anniversary Edition, with Study Guide
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Classic Work on Christ's Work

Date:January 15, 2012
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Patricia Hubel
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Stott's work on Christ's work on the cross is an absolute classic. Not only will a new convert be further convicted through Stott's examination of the completed work of Christ, but the seasoned Christian will be regenerated in his/her love of the Lord. This book is worth the cost and more because of what it will do for your walk with the Lord!
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Review 4 for The Cross of Christ: 20th Anniversary Edition, with Study Guide
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Classic

Date:September 22, 2011
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Anonymous
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What can I say. Everyone knows it is a classic. It is work to read it but worth it.
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Review 5 for The Cross of Christ: 20th Anniversary Edition, with Study Guide
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Great for small group study

Date:March 2, 2011
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CMay
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This book is great for small group study or use within an adult Sunday School class. Although it can be used as a individual study, more can be gleaned from it when in conversation with others.
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Review 6 for The Cross of Christ: 20th Anniversary Edition, with Study Guide
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Great study on the cross of the Lord Jesus Christ

Date:February 11, 2011
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I'm quite excited to be starting a study with a couple other gentlemen that are serious minded believers in the Lord Jesus Christ. At first glance this will be a very thought provoking and intriguing book/study.
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Review 7 for The Cross of Christ: 20th Anniversary Edition, with Study Guide
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Date:November 15, 2010
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As usual, material by John Stott meets all expections
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Review 8 for The Cross of Christ: 20th Anniversary Edition, with Study Guide
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Intense but worth the read

Date:October 30, 2010
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I purchased this book for a Men's morning study at my church. The first chapter was intimidating but with each progressive chapter it has opened my eyes to the profound sacrifice and helped me better appreciate and defend my faith. Great Bible quotes and writing by Stott. Looking forward to finishing.
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Review 9 for The Cross of Christ: 20th Anniversary Edition, with Study Guide
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Date:May 31, 2010
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Michael W Mattison
I received this marvelous book promptly and it was in perfect condition. This is my very favorite book by John R. W. Stott, and I cannot recommend it highly enough! And at $7.99 there is no way one can pass it up!
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Review 10 for The Cross of Christ: 20th Anniversary Edition, with Study Guide
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Date:April 23, 2010
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Lori Chyko
This is a "must read" for someone who wants to grow in their relationship with JESUS CHRIST. If you want to better grasp the meaning of CHRIST IN YOU-read this book. Excellent. Thanks so very much!
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Review 11 for The Cross of Christ: 20th Anniversary Edition, with Study Guide
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Date:March 26, 2010
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Rev. Dennis Carey
His love for Christ, and his scholarship and study make Stott's book a masterpiece. The cross of Christ demands the attention of every Christian, and Stott shows us the way.
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