Review of Scandalous

ScandalousThanks, first, go to Derek for my copy of Scandalous, by D. A. Carson. Free books are always appreciated, and even better when they promise insight into the cross and the resurrection!

Though knowing the name and reputation of D. A. Carson, I must admit that this is the first book of his that I have read. (Actually, I realized this morning that my commentary on Matthew was written by Carson, but a commentary is quite a different beast from most books.) I must say that I was impressed by the overall clarity of Carson’s writing in Scandalous. I think the covered topics are deserving of more space than allowed for in these lectures turned book chapters, but he still is able to share a wealth of insight in short space.

While the book presents itself as a single work, it is really four distinct essays; I might even call them “exegetical devotionals”. There is overlap, but no attempt to tie together the loose ends from chapter to chapter. I would have liked a little more work to bring things together into a coherent whole.

I give this book ★★★★☆.

Scandalous
The Cross and Resurrection of Jesus
Author: D. A. Carson
Soft Cover, 173 pages
Publisher: Crossway
Language: English
ISBN-13: 9781433511257

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