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Rediscovering the Beautiful, Scandalous Cross of Jesus Christ
The cross is the hinge-point of human history. It is the fulcrum of God’s grand, brilliant, lever--four thousand years in the crafting--that in a single day pried a fallen world from Satan’s grasp. The centrality of the cross is the hallmark of an authentic, life-giving gospel. But today we stand at an intersection, a literal crossroads of history, in which for many, even those with a genuine love for God and His Word, the cross has lost its importance.
In The Cross Rod Parsley takes you deep into the mysterious territories of what the Bible calls “the foolishness of the cross” and the “scandal” of Jesus’s sacrifice to explore the significance of the cross in the unfailing light of Scripture.
It is at the foot of the cross, and there alone, that we can look with wonder upon the raw ferocity of God’s love for us. To accept it and glory in it, this is the only truly rational response. Come along as we rediscover the power, majesty, and beauty of the cross and learn anew how to claim that power for your life.
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About the Author
Rod Parsley is the author of more than fifty books, including his New York Times best seller Culturally Incorrect and his most recent Living on Our Heads. An international speaker for the past thirty years, he has appeared on numerous media outlets, and his daily television program is viewed by millions worldwide. He is the president and founder of the Center for Moral Clarity, the founder of Harvest Preparatory School and Valor Christian College, and the senior pastor and founder of World Harvest Church in Columbus, Ohio, where he resides with his wife, Joni, and their two children.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
12/5/2013 Review for second time THE CROSS By: Rod Parsley The cover is intriguing don't you think and It just drew me to it like a magnet. I first look at the book covers then the title. So after seeing the cross I wanted to read the book. This book starts out with Masovian, Province in Eastern Poland 1984 George Orwell prophesied year of dictatorial mind control by the all powerful State. The soldiers are headed to take down the crosses in the schools. Watch your government and see what it is doing in the world, does it seem we are loosing freedom of speech and other things we hold dear? Then guess what direction your government is going? Makes you think of what is going on in the USA doesn't it?? Why? Our government says we can't wear crosses or display crosses because we are offending people, we can't have a Nativity Scene at Christmas or trees and Christmas decorations or say Merry Christmas because it offends people. I say what about us where is our freedom of speech at that we can't show our love for our Christ but they can show theirs for whom they believe in. Why is the Cross the most signal display so offensive to people? Is it because it truly is the sign of the most holy and that frightens people not offends them could that be the real reason??????? Our government lets people from other cultures tell us how we should live now after all these decades, we did great without their butting in. Our country thrived and we had no problems we need to get back to our old ways. So our government let those people take our cross off the walls of the government buildings where they have been displayed proudly and harmlessly for decades. A few people can't change the world but we can change a few people 1 at a time as we wait for Jesus return. Before your journey is complete, you will personally had a fresh and hopefully life--transforming encounter at the foot of the cross. I received this book free from Booketria free for an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review just an honest one. The opinions I have expressed are entirely my own and no one else's. I recommend this book highly if you really want to come to the cross and know it a new way. HAPPY READING!!!!!!!!!!! 5 Star ISBN 978-1-62136-620-1
Fresh look and attitude about the Cross.
Rod Parsley in his new book, “The Cross” published by Charisma House One Man. One Tree. One Friday. From the back cover: Rediscovering the Beautiful, Scandalous Cross of Jesus Christ The cross is the hinge-point of human history. It is the fulcrum of God’s grand, brilliant, lever—four thousand years in the crafting—that in a single day pried a fallen world from Satan’s grasp. The centrality of the cross is the hallmark of an authentic, life-giving gospel. But today we stand at an intersection—a literal crossroads of history—in which for many, even those with a genuine love for God and His Word, the cross has lost its importance. In The Cross Rod Parsley takes you deep into the mysterious territories of what the Bible calls “the foolishness of the cross” and the “scandal” of Jesus’s sacrifice to explore the significance of the cross in the unfailing light of Scripture. It is at the foot of the cross, and there alone, that we can look with wonder upon the raw ferocity of God’s love for us. To accept it and glory in it—this is the only truly rational response. Come along as we rediscover the power, majesty, and beauty of the cross and learn anew how to claim that power for your life. It is time to refocus our attention on the cross of Jesus. Jesus went to the cross so that you and I and everyone else could be freed of the burden of Sin. Pastor Parsley details the incredible significance of the cross and the sacrifice Jesus made on it. His last words were, “It is finished.” ”The Cross” lets us know exactly what work was finished that Friday and how we are changed by that work. I believe that this book should be read a number of times and then put on a shelf where it can be referred to over and over. It is also a great gift for friends and family so that they, too, can refocus their attention on Jesus and His cross. Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Charisma House. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”
The new book, The Cross by Rod Parsley has a well defined theme and purpose: to illustrate the dangers of undermining the significance of the cross of Jesus Christ. The idea of the cross, and its focused purpose in redeeming our salvation is both shameful and offensive to many Christians as well as secularists alike. A dangerous modern trend, even in so called Christian churches is to reduce the presence of the cross in everyday life as well as worship. Parsley explains that" Calvary's cross is the place where God's unfanthomable provision intersects with our deepest and most basic need". page 28. Yet this symbol is associated with shame and often left out in modern worship. As the author mentioned the cross is seen as bad marketing. With laser- like focus, Parsley brings to light the significance of the cross figuratively and literally both in general life and in worship. Churches most of all are systematically erasing the cross from its teachings and imagery. In fact, many modern churches don't even have a cross. Nevertheless, to deny the cross, or to simply omit the cross passively is to deny a crucial tenant of Christian belief. It results in a watered down Christianity or lukewarm faith. This short easy to read book is focused and goes directly to the point. Drawing on relevant anecdotes and Christian thinkers of the past, together with scripture, the author provides a wealth of information to make the reader aware of this silent poison that is infiltrating the Christian churches. Poignant, bold illustrations of the cross, within the text serve to re-enforce visually, the importance of the cross itself. I believe this book will be a wake up call especially for many modern Christians. This book is part theology- part apologetic tool- in order to expose the dangerous modern trend of minimizing the cross. As a blogger for Booketeria I received this book published by Charisma House for the purpose of writing this review.