The Easter season is rapidly approaching. Spring is trying to spring and winter is waning. With that comes the fresh breath of new life and resurrection. But in order for believers to fully enjoy the good news of the resurrection, we need to understand the death of Christ.
And Jesus answered them, “The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified. Truly, truly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it bears much fruit. (John 12:23-24)
The most important questions anyone can ask are: Why was Jesus Christ crucified? Why did he suffer so much? What has this to do with me? Finally, who sent him to his death? The answer to the last question is that God did. Jesus was God’s Son. The suffering was unsurpassed, but the whole message of the Bible leads to this answer.
The central issue of Jesus’ death is not the cause, but the meaning. That is what this book is about. John Piper has gathered from the New Testament fifty reasons in answer to the most important question that each of us must face: What did God achieve for sinners like us in sending his Son to die?
In short, 2 page chapters, John Piper lays out 50 reasons why Jesus died. The believer can find joy and hope in these pages, as well as come to a fuller understanding of the once for all death of Jesus. Those who do not know Jesus will see the beauty of the cross and see love poured out fully and finally for us.
View a video overview of the book at the link below…