Here is a steady flow of down-to-earth insights into cross- shaped living. Thank you, Lee Gatiss, for your wisdom.
J. I. Packer, Board of Governors’ Professor of Theology at Regent College in Vancouver
This book of expositions by Lee Gatiss is an important reminder that, in our warranted zeal for the truth of penal substitution, we must not downplay or ignore the rich and full range of the achievements of the Cross, and its many applications to our lives. An important and edifying volume
Tim Keller, Redeemer Presbyterian Church, New York City
In the business of proclaiming the meaning of the cross there have been major battles to protect the key elements of the gospel of Christ crucified. Lee Gatiss is no stranger to the battle to maintain, for example, the significance of the cross as a penal sacrifice for sin. But sometimes the fog of war obscures other landmarks which tie the cross to the life of the church and the experience of the Christian. Without diminishing the major truths of the cross he skillfully unpacks the message of the cross for the church and the believer in the struggles of daily life. What he has written will warm the heart and strengthen the nerve of God’s people as we join Christ “outside the camp” where He was crucified and be encouraged to bear our own “cross” as we follow after Him.
Liam Goligher, Senior Minister, Tenth Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia
“Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures” lies at the heart of the gospel.But what exactly are these sins (plural)? Not only many, surely, but diverse, subtle, deceitful, harmful. If so, Christ’s death must be multivalent, deeper, richer, more adequate than merely a kind of mathematical exchange. If so, where do we begin? ‘ At Calvary’s cross is where you begin.’ And like John Bunyan’s Evangelist, Lee Gatiss and his book The Forgotten Cross will be good and reliable guides to help us do just that. I hope this book will be a real beginning of a larger view of Christ and his work for many readers.
Sinclair B Ferguson, Senior Minister of the First Presbyterian Church in Columbia, South Carolina
Dr Lee Gatiss is the Director of Church Society (www.churchsociety.org) and has served in several Anglican churches. He teaches church history at Wales Evangelical School of Theology and in Cambridge where he lives with his wife, Kerry, and their three children. He is the author / editor of about a dozen books, including For Us and For Our Salvation, and The NIV Proclamation Bible.