These reflections on Jesus' final words from the cross open our ears to the language of the Bible while opening our hearts to a truer vision of God. Hauerwas touches in original and often surprising ways on fundamental themes, emphasising both the humanity of Jesus and the sheer 'differentness' of God. Ideal for personal devotion during Lent and throughout the year, Cross-Shattered Christ offers a transformative reading of Jesus' words that goes directly to the heart of the gospel. This short book is perhaps the most powerful and poignant ever written by the man described by Time magazine as our 'greatest theologian'.
Stanley Hauerwas (PhD, Yale University) is the Gilbert T. Rowe Professor of Theological Ethics at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. He is the author of numerous books, including A Cross-Shattered Church and Matthew in the Brazos Theological Commentary on the Bible.