Each month we like to recommend one book for our church family to read. Occasionally, we’ll host discussion groups to dig deeper into the substance of that month’s book. Whether you read it alone, or invite a fellow member to read along with you, we hope these books will expand and deepen your mind and soul. Our goal in all of this is “love that comes from a pure heart, a good conscience, and a sincere faith” (1 Tim. 1:5).
March’s Book of the Month will be Scandalous: The Cross and Resurrection of Jesus by D.A. Carson. This excellent little book dives into the “scandal” of the work of Christ. Carson highlights the shocking truths of the gospel in ways that are accessible and applicable, and will deepen your love for Christ and your understanding of His love for you. This is also great book to read during the season of Lent.
Do you believe? Or do you find yourself among the millions who begin to glimpse what the cross is about and dismiss the entire account as scandalous? A living-and-dying-and-living God? A God who stands over against us in wrath and who loves us anyway? A cross where punishment is meted out by God and borne by God? Scandalous!”