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In scandalous, D.A Carson lays out some of the really incredible and scandalous things about the gospel.
Because we Christians tend to hear about the gospel often, it is easy for it to not seem as special as it should. This book really made me think about how extraordinary it is. While the book presented some big theological ideas from some complicated biblical texts it wasn’t particularly difficult to get through and contained lots of stories to illustrate his points. Some of the texts, particularly the one from Revelation arn’t ones that would normally come up in discussions about the cross but his explanation of these texts was helpful in understanding more about the cross.
One thing I didn’t really like about the book was that the chapters didn’t really seem to flow together. This is possibly a result of the material in the book being drawn from several different talks. Because of this, it might be helpful to not read straight through and instead take some time to think about the content before moving onto the next chapter.
Overall, I thought this was a really good book. I particularly recommend it to those who have been a Christian for a while and need a fresh reminder of the scandal and power of the cross.
Review copy provided by christianaudio.com