Salvation By Crucifixion by Philip Graham Ryken

How is that for a theme? You could hardly think of one more significant! In this slim, yet powerful volume published by Christian Focus, we find a treasure trove of thoughts. Based on sermons from a weekly evangelistic lunchtime outreach in the city of Philadelphia, we can only imagine how special those meetings must have been.

As you read you can tell you are in the hands of an accomplished expositor. Though this book could be passed out for outreach, preachers will find it suggestive and enjoyable. Even his illustrations are above average. Great thoughts on how one might preach on this topic are found in these pages.

You get the cross from several vantage points: 1) The Necessity of the Cross, 2) The Offense of the Cross, 3) The Peace of the Cross, 4) The Power of the Cross, 5) The Triumph of the Cross, 6) The Humility of the Cross, and 7) The Boast of the Cross. He never stretched texts to get these points–they are there!

The humility of the cross on Philippians 2:8 was my favorite while the boast of the cross on Galatians 6:14 was the most enlightening for me. It is so pleasant and helpful to linger at the foot of the cross again.

I received this book free from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

This one is a dandy!


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