The universal symbol of the Christian faith is not a crib nor a manger but a gruesome cross. Yet many people are unclear about its meaning, and cannot understand why Christ had to die. In this magisterial book John Stott explains the significance of Christ's cross and answers the objections commonly brought against biblical teaching on the atonement.
First, Dr Stott shows from the four Gospels how Jesus himself understood the cross. Next he argues that - Christ in our place - is the heart of its meaning. Then he explains what the cross achieved and finally he explores what it means to live under the cross. Whether as superb biblical exposition, or as a characteristically thoughtful study of Christian belief, or as a searching call to the church to live under the cross. John Stott's modern classic combines an excellent biblical exposition, and a characteristically thoughtful study of Christian belief, with a searching call to the church to live under the cross.