Three features deserve commendation. First of all, Finlayson's book is utterly biblical. Throughout the book the reader is given the Scripture's view of Christ and his cross. Furthermore, the reader is shown that Christ and his cross are throughout the Scriptures. While there is some effort made to draw a connection between each chapter, the reader is just as well off treating each chapter as a separate entity.
Secondly, the book contains an exciting combination of simplicity and profundity. Although a former professor of systematic theology at the Free Church College, Finlayson's insights into the death of the Saviour will prove helpful to both the preacher of the unsearchable riches and also to those who hear them preached.
Finally, the warmth with which these central truths have been investigated promotes within the reader a dissatisfaction with the often lazy and overworked cliché's glibly used. Any book that does that must be worth buying.
"...love its fragrance of a Saviour's dying love for sinners."
Geoff Thomas, Conference Speaker and author, Aberystwyth, Wales
"As we read, we can sit at the feet of a wonderful preacher who took delight in leading his hearers to see the glory of Christ crucified."
Allan Harman, Research Professor of Old Testament, Presbyterian Theological College, Melbourne, Australia
"This invaluable book cannot fail to enrich our understanding and deepen our devotion to the Lord Jesus Christ."
Derek Prime, (1931–2020)Author and former pastor of Charlotte Chapel, Edinburgh
"Here is faithful preaching which seeks to go beyond the normal parameters of preaching on Christ and yet to remain faithful - indeed, more faithful by virtue of that fact - to the Christ not only of Paul but of the gospel narratives too."