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"What happens when one of the world's preeminent theologians expounds on some of the Bible's prominent texts? This book."
—Mark Driscoll, Founding Pastor, Mars Hill Church, Seattle Washington; Founder, Resurgence; Co-founder, Acts 29; author, Death by Love
"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
D.A. Carson is one of my favorite authors, speaker, theologians and in this book he certainly doesn't disappoint. Read morePublished 7 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 15 months ago by Daniel Pollin
DA Carson as usual gives this his own treatment
Excellent commentary on the cross and the reasons for it
Goes deep into the subjec.
This is a fantastic collection of sermons, all centered around Christ's atoning work on the cross. Included is a discussion of the ironies of the cross, the implications of the... Read morePublished 18 months ago by BT Invictus
"When men and women across the ages, whether in Bible times or in our times, come to believe, truly believe, that Jesus rose from the dead to be Lord and Savior, utterly vindicated... Read morePublished 22 months ago by Don Haflich
Don Carson writes good books. His new book, Scandalous is no exception. The essays in Scandalous are the fruit of Carson's work at the 2008 Resurgence conference at Mars Hill in... Read morePublished 24 months ago by Dr. David Steele
Carson has done a marvelous job in Scandalous: The Cross and Resurrection of Jesus. The formula of the book is simple. Read morePublished on February 19, 2012 by B. Cravens
I was reminded that in all the busyness of our life in the West we are enemies of God. Our solutions have to include Christ and his gospel. Really captured my interest.Published on October 9, 2011 by Stuart W. Kay