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The Passion of Jesus Christ by John Piper
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Jul 22, 2011

it was ok

I'm sorry to admit this, but I really wasn't impressed with this book at all. First and foremost, it is extremely dry and boring to read. I didn't find any part of it interesting on either an intellectual or spiritual level. Secondly, the author lists 50 reasons why Christ sacrificed himself for our sins, but that's all it really is -- a list. Each chapter is about a page and a half long, or at best two pages. The author doesn't go into any great detail, just cites some related Bible verses and offers some basic commentary. Finally, I never did get a sense of the author's tone. I have read some Christian books that are emotionally saccharine and focus on only the "loving" part of God, and others that are quite the opposite and take a "tough love" approach, but this one seemed to lack any tone at all. In short, there are far better Christian apologetics books out there.... I'm sorry I cannot list this as one of them.

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Mark Anderson Agree on the tone. Piper can be pretty repetitive. But the content is Truth and that is thoroughly amazing. May I encourage you to dwell on one of those verses Piper cites that comes to mind. It's not about him - he would wholeheartedly agree. This is about God and what he has done for you and me.

Lotekruls Amen!

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