Saturday, February 24, 2007

Pierced for our transgressions


Pierced for our transgressions
Rediscovering the glory of penal substitution
by Steve Jeffery, Michael Ovey and Andrew Sach
Published 16th March 2007 (UK)
www.piercedforourtransgressions.com/

"Pierced for our transgressions is probably the most significant book on the doctrine.. since The Cross of Christ. It is timely and urgently needed. Let the exposition of this magnificent doctrine both inform your mind and warn your heart." - Mike Pilavachi, Soul Survivor

"I will make it required reading for all the students I teach.." Michael Ramsden, Zactrust
I don't want to overplay the significance of this book - but it's encouraging to see the breadth of endorsements, from The Proclamation Trust to Soul Survivor, from Newfrontiers to Affinity, Anglicans and Free. Could it be that we've finally found the one thing that can bridge the divides in evangelicalism in the UK? We've stood apart as a fragmented people, defined by a million differences and endless hyphenations. But the one thing that ought to be able to unite Christians is the thing that has been staring us in the face all along... Christ Crucified!

6 comments:

  1. Had to read and review this on student council. is very good but is heavy going. I would receommend it to anyone wanting to dig deeper than say cross of christ or cross examined but it is not a must-read on the cross for busy students!! :)

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  2. the price suggests as much...
    i suppose big books can be redad slowly... Grudem and Calvin can be fitted into student life in small amounts..

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  3. Are there any significant groups who haven't endorsed it?

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  4. good question - they seem to have reached pretty widely... anyone think of any missing parties?

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  5. Spring Harvest?
    Evangelical Alliance?

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  6. there is that....
    SH I suppose was unlikely, given this is sort of a Steve Chalke response...
    Dunno about EA... you'd think they would support it... but then they've stayed loyal to Chalke.

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