December 16, 2010

Scandalous: Review

Scandalous: The Cross and Resurrection of Jesus (Re:Lit)Scandalous is a book by one of my favorite authors and speakers, D.A. Carson.  I own this book in print and I also just finished listening to it via Christian Audio.

I really enjoyed this book.  I feel that D.A. Carson always brings to essential elements to the table that work together at drawing me into the topics that he is discussing.  The first element is his deeper understanding of scripture.  Now, I want you to know that I use the word "deeper" purposely.  You see, it isn't that he has a deep understanding of scripture, it is that he has an understanding of scripture that is always a step deeper than where I am at, and it is always driving me deeper into the Word.

The book itself is about the truly scandalous nature of the Cross and Resurrection of Jesus.  The two chapters that had the most impact on me were the first chapter, dealing with the deep ironies of the cross as told in the book of Matthew.  The other chapter that I really enjoyed was the chapter dealing with the scandalous actions of Christ in association with the death and resurrection of Lazarus.

It was an excellent book and I really enjoyed the audio version.  The voice talent even reminded me a little of D.A. Carson's speaking style.   Swing on by Christian Audio to check out this book.