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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (2,093 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John R. W. Stott Narrator: Simon Vance Publisher: christianaudio.com Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2010 ISBN:
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The universal symbol of the Christian faith is neither 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 and best-selling book, John Stott explains the significance of Christ's cross and answers the objections commonly brought against biblical teaching on the atonement.

John Stott's modern classic is as sharp and pertinent as ever it was. It 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.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chris Fowler | 1/31/2014

    " A book that every follower of Christ should slowly work through. This book should be one of the books on every Christian's bookshelf. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jake Belder | 1/31/2014

    " I hope I'm not labelled as a heretic for this review, but I have to admit that I didn't particularly enjoy the book (nor did I end up reading the entire thing). I think there are a lot of helpful things in the book, and I'll certainly be referring to it in the future for various things (for instance, he's got a very helpful section on God's love that I was able to draw from for a recent sermon). But on the whole, I was left a bit unimpressed by the book. I was surprised to discover this, given how much people rave about this book. I was talking with a friend recently who suggested that the book was probably written for a specific time and context, and perhaps I would have enjoyed it more had I been aware of that context. Again, as I said, there's a lot of helpful material in the book, but it just didn't knock me off my feet. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah | 1/31/2014

    " Excellent but very heavy. It took me a long time to get through this one, probably reading it on and off for about a year! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kiel | 1/29/2014

    " John Stott is one of the Best theologians I have ever read "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gloria | 1/15/2014

    " Excellent! Very long, but definitely worth the journey. A good reminder for both 'young' and 'old' Christians on how everything hangs on the cross and goes back to it again and again. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chris Land | 12/20/2013

    " This is one of the best books on the cross and highly recommend it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jonathan Roberts | 12/16/2013

    " By far and away the best most complete book on the cross! Should be on everyone's "to-read" list. Very academic but approachable for non-seminary types. Highest recommendation! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bill | 11/29/2013

    " This is a foundational book. John Stott brings together the biblical teaching of the Cross in a comprehensive but readable book. Everything about Christianity starts and finishes with the Cross. (Took me a long time to read it though -- about a year, with stops and starts!) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Johnmark | 11/23/2013

    " While I have not yet finished it, this is probably my favorite book. I have never read anything that made me more thankful for the cross. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Geordy | 11/5/2013

    " Very good book. I helped me a few years ago to understand the impact of the cross. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Scott | 11/5/2013

    " working on book for second time... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David | 10/7/2013

    " A very thorough study of the doctrine of the atonement. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Giju Abraham | 8/26/2013

    " Truly monumental work on the pervasive influence of the cross of our Lord. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bryant Waldkirch | 8/2/2013

    " An amazing book about the most important event in history. Not so much about the event itself, but what it says about God, Christ, and believers today. I highly recommend. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gerald | 3/4/2013

    " Finally finished this book. Stott is a brilliant systematic thinker, and there were far too many insights in this book for me to chew too quickly. On to my re-read shelf, perhaps for every Easter (which means I should get started pretty soon!). "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mike Print | 1/29/2013

    " If you are interested in Christianity, God or Jesus read this book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Douglas Wilson | 9/13/2012

    " Very fine book. I have read Stott over the years, and have always enjoyed him, but I decided to read this (listen to it on audio, rather) after he went to be the Lord. Very helpful, in a lot of ways. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chuck | 6/21/2012

    " Outstanding book over the cross and its accomplishments. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Wade | 4/27/2012

    " THE book to read on the theology of what really happened on the Cross and why that matters for God and for us. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michael d'Offay | 3/28/2012

    " One of the most thorough and well written books on the cross I've read. Brilliant insights. Referred back to it often over the last 4 years "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kurt Mcconnell | 12/15/2011

    " Amazing deep, rich truths about the cross. Challenging at times to read because it goes very deep. However, don't let that discourage you from reading this very good book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 VocalBillity - the Voice of one crying in the Bewilderness (tm) | 10/15/2011

    " This book is a VERY solid read for grasping the obvious purpose and need for the Cross of Christ, but even more-so for the less obvious and subtler applications for this in our lives today. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathy | 10/13/2011

    " I also found this a difficult read at some parts, but it is a comprehensive text about the meaning of the Cross. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 YoungBishop | 9/19/2011

    " Brings to light the importance & significance of the Cross of Christ historically,doctrinally & practically. Very Good in depth analysis "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Seth Channell | 7/6/2011

    " Greatest book I have read so far on the penal substitutionary atonement of Christ. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andrew | 5/25/2011

    " What a phenomenal book on the death of Jesus and its meaning. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carl | 3/10/2011

    " I did not really finish it, but it is one of those books you come back, read a piece of... think and repeat. It is challenging to say the least, especially if you find yourself contra to the opinion and thinking presented.

    Nice and challenging. I like it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jstrick | 1/26/2011

    " You are going to want to reserve a solid month for perusing this book, but you won't regret it if you do. The best book on the work of Christ on the cross...period. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 YoungBishop | 1/9/2011

    " Brings to light the importance & significance of the Cross of Christ historically,doctrinally & practically. Very Good in depth analysis "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Samantha | 11/20/2010

    " how many ways can you say the exact same thing? ughhhhhhh "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John | 11/10/2010

    " Foundational read for reading on the Atonement. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Scott | 8/26/2009

    " working on book for second time... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chad | 8/16/2009

    " Classic book. Really digs down deep and exposes all kinds of good stuff about the Cross.

    I would highly recommend to read slowly. This is not one you want to breeze through. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gerald | 5/21/2009

    " Finally finished this book. Stott is a brilliant systematic thinker, and there were far too many insights in this book for me to chew too quickly. On to my re-read shelf, perhaps for every Easter (which means I should get started pretty soon!). "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Steve | 4/24/2009

    " As with most of John Stott's communications, this is outstanding. Pointing out the preeminent place of the cross. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jerry | 4/1/2009

    " One of the best books on the atonement. I think this is Stott's magnum opus. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michael | 2/24/2009

    " One of the best books I've ever read on Christian theology. "

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About the Author
Dr. John R. W. Stott is rector emeritus of All Soul’s Church in London and has a worldwide ministry as a Bible expositor, conference speaker, and writer. Among his many books are Authentic Christianity and The Contemporary Christian: Applying God’s Word to Today’s World.
About the Narrator

Simon Vance (a.k.a. Robert Whitfield) is an award-winning actor and an AudioFile Golden Voice with over forty Earphones Awards. He has won thirteen prestigious Audie Awards and was Booklist’s very first Voice of Choice in 2008. He has narrated more than eight hundred audiobooks over almost thirty years, beginning when he was a radio newsreader for the BBC in London.