Scandalous: The Cross And Resurrection Of Jesus (Re: Lit)
How are Christians to approach the central gospel teachings concerning the death and resurrection of Jesus? The Bible firmly establishes the historicity of these events and doesn't leave their meanings ambiguous or open to interpretation. Even so, there is an irony and surprising strangeness to the cross. Carson shows that this strange irony has deep implications for our l...more
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I was introduced to this preaching when he spoke at my church’s Bible conference a few years back on the person of Jesus Christ. I was blown away by Dr. Carson’s intellect, his ability to point out things in scripture I’d never seen before, his passion for Christ, and the witty, entertaining way in which he was able to do all of this. He simply made the Bible come alive to me in way I’d never experienced before.
His new book, Scandalous: The Cross and Resurrection of Jesus,...more
Carson spends a significant amount of time detailing the doctrine of penal substitution.
An interesting and refreshing reminder of the heart of the Gospel and what Christ has done for us.
As a pastor, I have worked through a few of Carson’s books. Generally, I found them to be lofty in their lang...more
“Nothing is more central to the Bible than Jesus’ death and resurrection,” writes D.A. Carson in the preface to Scandalous: The Cross and Resurrection of Jesus. “The entire Bible pivots on one weekend in Jerusalem about two thousand years ago.”
Based on his lecture series A Day with Dr. Don from 2008, Scandalous is Carson’s “modest attempt . . . to provide an introductory explanation of the cross and resurrection,” as he looks at what five pass...more
I give it a mediocre 3 stars because while it was never bad it wasn't a very forceful set of points either.
of his books (that I have read) on a particular portion of Scripture. This book dealt with several portions on the Cross and Resurrection.
His approach is well thought out but not dogmatic. It's more "consider this." One of my favorite things in this book was his stating a truth of life that I'd never heard stated before. We so often replay conversations after...more
3/31 - After finishing chapter 1 via audiobook, there were so many portions I wanted to highlight or re-read that I am seriously considering buying the book to read.
great historical context for the scandalous contrasts of Jesus coming into the world and how that would strike initial audience
powerful applications of those contrasts for today's audience
loved the exposition of Rom 3 and the historical background of the raising of lazarus John 11.
finished each chapter with a poem.
lost me in his chapter on 1026 days and amillenial explanations. whole section felt disjointed from the rest of the b...more
Take the time to read it. Well worth it.