The crux of history, theology, and eternity is centred upon the cross. Many, many volumes have been written which have mined the depths of the cross in the experience of the Lord Jesus. What this very short but helpful book does is take the Pauline phrase, ‘Christ crucified’ (1 Cor 1. 22) and by using four words focus on the central biblical themes which Christ’s death on the cross fulfils. There are four chapters dealing with the respective themes of Freedom, Forgiveness, Justice and Purpose. Each chapter shows how the Old Testament sets the background in order for the cross to come into the foreground with lots of helpful illustrations also. The final chapter is a challenge for us to respond by taking up our cross and follow Jesus. There’s a lot packed into a book which is a helpful and easy read.

Colin Macleod, Gairloch, Kinlochewe & Torridon Free Church