As we turn these pages, we follow the gospel narrative through familiar events from the Last Supper to Calvary. But wait. Perhaps not all is quite so familiar. Here we discover rich and perceptive insights in an unusual blend of doctrinal truth and pastoral application.
From time to time a publication appears – of modest size and author – its value greater than a whole bookshelf of contemporary bestsellers. The Glory of the Cross falls in that category.
The fine quality of James Philip’s mind will immediately be obvious. But his writing is also full of pathos. He is at one with his subject, and has clearly been more deeply impacted by it than by anything else in the world.
From the Foreword
James Philip serves as minister of Holyrood Abbey Church in Edinburgh, Scotland. His pastoral and expository style, which we enjoy here, made him one of the best-loved speakers in the university Christian Unions.