Thursday, 30 April 2009

The cross-centred life

The cross-centred life (CJ Mahaney): Short, to the point and applied. A refreshing tug back to the cross being central to our spirituality - how it should keep us from condemnation and legalism, how to keep it central and keep perspective by preaching it to ourselves. This is one for every Christian, new and old, to read once a year.

Mahaney recommends reading a book on the cross a year. His list to start:
  • The cross of Christ by John Stott
  • The discipline of grace by Jerry Bridges
  • The power of the cross of Christ by Charles Spurgeon
  • The cross and Christain ministry by DA Carson
I would add:
  • Cross examined by Mark Meynell
and at a deeper and technical level:
  • The apostolic preaching of the cross by Leon Morris
  • The death of death in the death of Christ by John Owen
  • Pierced for our transgressions by Jeffery, Ovey & Sachs