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"Don Carson's clarity in communicating Scripture is a great gift, and in this book, he gives it to us. This professor can preach. These are model messages on crucial passages. They are delicious meditations that instruct our minds and feed our souls. Biblical content—straight, ripped, hard, solid—this is what Carson gives us about Christ's cross and resurrection. Read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest."
—Mark Dever, Senior Pastor, Capitol Hill Baptist Church, Washington DC; President, 9Marks
"This is vintage Carson—informed exegesis and engaging exposition, theologically rich and devotionally warm, lucid, insightful, probing. God's truth glows! Don Carson shows us what the Bible is for, and his words make me want to preach the scandalous cross of Christ with greater passion."
—Bill Kynes, Senior Pastor, Cornerstone Evangelical Free Church, Annandale, Virginia; author, A Christology of Solidarity
"Don Carson has provided a rich, thoughtful, and theologically honest introduction of the person and work of Jesus. With the biblical fidelity, clarity, and wisdom we have come to expect from his writings, Carson provides a treatment of the ironies of the cross not merely as a literary device but as a powerful analysis of the subversive, upside-down nature of the cross; namely, the powerful, redeeming, trusting king of the universe becoming a powerless, marginalized, and crucified savior. He believes that Jesus cried this cry, 'My God! I am forsaken?' so that for all eternity we will not have to be. This is a scandalous picture of Jesus' loving act of self-identification and self-donation for the godforsaken. We are grateful for his fruitful labors in showing us the irony of the mocked king who really is the king, not only for the Jews but also for the entire world."
—Stephen T. Um, Senior Minister, Citylife Presbyterian Church, Boston, Massachusetts; author, Why Cities Matter
"There is no Christianity apart from the death of Christ on the cross and his resurrection from the dead. Carson helps us to more clearly understand the passion of the cross and the triumph of the resurrection. What a gift to every follower of Christ. As you read through these pages you will be moved to worship the Lamb that was slain!"
—Crawford W. Loritts Jr., Senior Pastor, Fellowship Bible Church, Roswell, Georgia; author, A Passionate Commitment
Scandalous is based on a series of lectures that D.A. Carson gave in 2008 on the centrality of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Read morePublished 25 days ago by Dataman
1 Cor 1:23 "For we preach Christ crucified, a stumbling block (Greek : scandalon) to Jews and foolishness to Greeks". Read morePublished 3 months ago by pilgrimsprogproj
Excellent book and easy to read. I'm not a great scholar, so most theology books go way over my head and it's frustrating. DA Carson is not that way. Read morePublished 3 months ago by eSpell
It might be a sign that I have read too many of Dr Carson’s books if they no longer truly impact me where I am at any given moment. I have read a lot of his books. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Jerry L. Hillyer, II
D.A. Carson is one of my favorite authors, speaker, theologians and in this book he certainly doesn't disappoint. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Patrick
One reviewer stated that this professor can preach! I fully agree. Carson looks at the cross and resurrection of Jesus, what it means for us, how it fits with the whole flow of... Read morePublished 19 months ago by Daniel Pollin