King’s Cross: The Story of the World in the Life of Jesus By Timothy Keller
We want to recommend a great book which was published recently. King’s Cross by Timothy Keller pulls the reader into a breathtaking journey through the life of Jesus as recorded in the Gospel of Mark. Keller explores the message about Jesus by highlighting the significant episodes and turning points in Mark’s story and all of the action revolves around two crucial questions: Who is Jesus and what did he do?
Keller organizes his book around these two questions and Mark’s answer to them. In Part One of the book we are astounded by the identity of Jesus – the Son of God, the Christ, the Powerful Ruler of the Universe, the King. In Part Two we move from who Jesus is to what he came to do. As we read we are gripped by the reality of Jesus’ mission. He is indeed the King, but amazingly he came to die. The heart of Christ’s mission is his death, his sacrifice, his wrath-bearing, sin-defeating, Satan-crushing, life-giving cross. The heart of the book of Mark and the most important truth for every person on earth to confront (as Keller explains) is all about the King and his Cross.
This book is extremely readable and would be great for unbelieving friends, new Christians, or anyone else who is looking for a great introduction to the story of Jesus or a devotional study of the life of Jesus. We cannot recommend this book highly enough.
Grace and Peace,