A review by jeremymdoan
The Crucifixion: Understanding the Death of Jesus Christ, by Fleming Rutledge


Easily one of the most impactful books I've ever read. It changed the way I look at the cross, what it means for us and what happened on it. It changed the way I think about theology, how it works and what it can do for us. It changed the way I look at Scripture, realizing how much more we can see when we see Scripture as a work of literature. I feel like my whole life I was looking at all these things through a pinhole, and only now (because of the amazing imagination and faithfulness of Rutledge) am I able to see the whole picture, able to see connections I never knew existed, able to more fully appreciate the depth and breadth of the Church's witness regarding the cross. Very, very grateful for this book.