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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (357 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: D. A. Carson Narrator: John Haag Publisher: christianaudio.com Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2010 ISBN:
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D. A. Carson, one of today's most notable Bible scholars, introduces the irony, scandal, and greatness of the work done on the cross. 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 lives as he examines the history and theology of Jesus's crucifixion and resurrection.

Scandalous is the latest addition to the Re:Lit series, which highlights important theological truths in accessible and applicable ways. Both amateur theologians and general listeners will appreciate how Carson deftly preserves weighty theology while simultaneously noting the broader themes of Jesus' death and resurrection. Through exposition of five primary passages of Scripture, Carson helps us to more fully understand and appreciate the scandal of the cross.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kurt | 2/11/2014

    " I love D.A. Carson. I love his penetrating analysis of Scripture and the polite emotion that bubbles through his intellectualism when he writes something that touches his passion for God. I was thoroughly pleased to read this collection of five speeches that he delivered at Mars Hill Church. I don't know if I have ever listened to the audio recordings of the original talks, but Dr. Carson does a great job in this book of adapting them for the written medium (lots of parenthetical citations, for example). I don't know if each essay ties strictly to a central theme any more specific than "Jesus," but each is quite good. For example, there is an analysis of various ironies present in the story of the crucifixion, and there is also a beautiful exploration of doubt that is informed by the encounters between Thomas and his risen Lord. Dr. Carson shares a powerful discussion of the implications of various aspects of the miraculous raising of Lazarus from the dead that really challenged me about my basic presumptions when I think about that event. In the end, I think the loose relations between the essays in this book make it unnecessarily difficult to describe, but the clear strengths of each individual essay make it easy to recommend. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Henry | 2/3/2014

    " The Gospel of Jesus Christ rests on two pillars, the Cross and the Resurrection, each of which would be meaningless without the other. The meaning that Christians attach to these events is foolishness to the world and hence it is scandalous to believe them and build your life on them, unless they are true, which they are. D.A.Carson (one of the great evangelical Bible scholars today) believes that and unpacks their meaning in a helpful way. Christians can never study the Gospel too thoroughly. This book is a help in doing so. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Job Dalomba | 1/10/2014

    " Great content but it didn't make me want to turn the page like Carson normally does "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kara | 1/9/2014

    " D.A. Carson is a master Bible scholar, but able to put things so clearly and succinctly for laypeople. I love how he points out the literary use of irony in Matthew. His exegesis of Romans 3:21-26 is worth the price of the book, and his treatment of the story of Lazarus is phenomenal. This book is a treasure, a combination of exegesis and rich devotional thoughts. A must read! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cbarrett | 12/28/2013

    " Collection of sermons preached on the gospel. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jared Totten | 12/28/2013

    " A great book, a short read and very worth it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tyler Hurst | 12/27/2013

    " A series of sermons from Dr. Carson on the cross and resurrection of Christ. Very helpful, accessible, and all around good read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dan Sudfeld | 12/12/2013

    " I really enjoyed this book, and benefited from Carson's way of mining to the depths of the passages he addresses in this book. I had not previously how Jesus' words and actions proved to be so scandalous to His culture AND to ours. Especially helpful was the background of the Lazarus episode. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michael Locklear | 12/9/2013

    " Another great read by D. A. Carson! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Thomas Kong | 12/5/2013

    " Read the first chapter on the ironies of Jesus' cruxifixion. Great stuff "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Al Garlando | 12/3/2013

    " Reading this in my preparation for the upcoming Easter Weekend. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Becky Pliego | 5/6/2013

    " Really good. A book that I must read once a year. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Butch | 7/26/2012

    " Based on five sermons delivered at a Resurgence conference at Mars Hill, Seattle, Carson explores the absolutely stunning truths of the cross and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Each chapter is a treasure unto itself. Together they make up a great meditation for the Easter season. Highly recommended! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Matt Mason | 7/21/2012

    " In chapter after chapter Carson turns the gospel diamond before the reader. A wonderful read in the truest sense of the word. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Seth Channell | 7/8/2012

    " Great content, but not too big on sermons turned book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Scott | 3/12/2012

    " Hard to say anything negative about this book. Theologically sound explanation and application of the cross and resurrection. Readable. Interesting. Encouraging. Challenging. Expository. This should be in any Pastor's, make that believer's library!. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 John | 1/24/2012

    " Since the first book I read by Carson, I've been thankful for his writing ministry. My thankfulness to the Lord has been renewed by Scandalous. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Michael Newton | 1/23/2012

    " This book is ok I am using it as my devotional with my Bible reading. Has really solid content I am enjoying nothing amazing though. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jesse | 9/13/2011

    " Great book. If you want to better understand certain things related to the cross and resurrection of Christ, I suggest reading this short book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeremy Wright | 7/25/2011

    " Classic Carson. Thorough exposition and a pastor's application. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Al | 3/22/2011

    " Reading this in my preparation for the upcoming Easter Weekend. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cbarrett | 1/12/2011

    " Collection of sermons preached on the gospel. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dan | 11/17/2010

    " I really enjoyed this book, and benefited from Carson's way of mining to the depths of the passages he addresses in this book. I had not previously how Jesus' words and actions proved to be so scandalous to His culture AND to ours. Especially helpful was the background of the Lazarus episode. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Michael | 11/15/2010

    " This book is ok I am using it as my devotional with my Bible reading. Has really solid content I am enjoying nothing amazing though. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Thomas | 9/13/2010

    " Read the first chapter on the ironies of Jesus' cruxifixion. Great stuff "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Butch | 3/23/2010

    " Based on five sermons delivered at a Resurgence conference at Mars Hill, Seattle, Carson explores the absolutely stunning truths of the cross and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Each chapter is a treasure unto itself. Together they make up a great meditation for the Easter season. Highly recommended! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 John | 2/24/2010

    " Since the first book I read by Carson, I've been thankful for his writing ministry. My thankfulness to the Lord has been renewed by Scandalous. "

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About the Author

D. A. Carson is research professor of the New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He is the author or editor of more than forty books and is one of the leaders of the Gospel Coalition.