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A Scandalous Beauty: The Artistry of God and the Way of the Cross

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In discussing the death of Jesus, we often focus on suffering, redemption, or other doctrinal aspects of the cross. Rarely, it seems, do we meditate on the paradoxical beauty of Christ\u2019s death.In A Scandalous Beauty, Thomas Schmidt uses literary devices, powerful narratives, and moving portraits of ordinary people to express beauty and imagination in the details ...more
Hardcover, 128 pages
Published January 1st 2002 by Brazos Press
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Scott Graham
Feb 26, 2013 Scott Graham rated it it was amazing
As we approach Holy Week and Easter, with thoughts once again turning toward Jesus' work on the cross, I can think of no better book to recommend (outside of the Bible, of course), than this little gem.

Schmidt has a rare gift of combining humor, genuine insight, and shock, sometimes within the same paragraph. We learn of true stories of courage and hope (On Death and Power and One Old Lady), as well as fictitious romps using a theme of Jesus in psychotherapy. There is a first-rate study on the
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Wow. This is the kind of book that you have to sink your teeth into...I just finished and I feel like I need to re-read to pick up some of the things I know I missed.
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