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 ★★★★☆.
The Cross and Resurrection of Jesus
Author: D. A. Carson
Soft Cover, 173 pages