New title January 2017
In his Preface, Alun Ebenezer sets out ten aims for this book: to be expositional, to tackle difficulties, to be evangelistic and to be theological are included, along with a desire to be historical, contextual, applicable, clear, detailed and to give glory to God! Does he succeed? Alistair Begg, the renowned Senior Minister of Parkside Church, Cleveland, Ohio says that in this profoundly helpful book “Alun Ebenezer achieves the objective he set out in the preface.” This is a great treatment of a tremendously important subject, a resource the reader will turn to again and again.
This book centres on the very heart of the Christian religion. All the world must get a right understanding of what happened in the last week of the life of the Lord Jesus Christ and especially in his death on the cross. In a wonderfully winsome and lucid way Alun Ebenezer explains these truths to us. Alun is a delightful, approachable, sensitive and discerning man. Reading this book is like having him sit alongside you, and in the most patient and tender of ways explain to you why it was necessary for the Son of God to be put to death on Calvary. A grasp of this is the greatest benefit that anyone can receive in time or eternity.
Geoff Thomas, retired minister of Alfred Place Baptist Church, Aberystwyth
In 23 illuminating chapters, Alun Ebenezer describes, explains and illustrates the momentous events that are the very foundations of the Christian faith. The style is fresh and punchy, the substance challenging and heart- warming. This is a valuable book for serious enquirers, sincere Christians, and sceptical onlookers. It deserves to be read.
Andrew Davies, Itinerant Preacher and Pastor
In this engaging volume, Alun Ebenezer forces us to focus our eyes and hearts on the centre point of human history; the cross and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ. It is a dark but ultimately beautiful story that Alun retells with a combination of biblical rigour, heartfelt passion and an engaging turn of phrase. Tightly packed but accessible, this book, like the story it tells, is a challenging and encouraging read.
Reuben Hunter, Pastor Trinity West Church, Shepherd’s Bush
Alun Ebenezer is the Headmaster of The Fulham Boys School in London, speaker and author of Revelation, also published by Evangelical Press.