• Cross Vision

  • How the Crucifixion of Jesus Makes Sense of Old Testament Violence
  • By: Gregory A. Boyd
  • Narrated by: Gregory A. Boyd
  • Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 08-11-17
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Fortress Press
  • 5 out of 5 stars 4.8 (76 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Renowned pastor-theologian Gregory A. Boyd tackles the Bible's biggest dilemma.
The Old Testament God of wrath and violence versus the New Testament God of love and peace - it's a difference that has troubled Christians since the first century. Now, with the sensitivity of a pastor and the intellect of a theologian, Gregory A. Boyd proposes the "cruciform hermeneutic", a way to read the Old Testament portraits of God through the lens of Jesus' crucifixion.
In Cross Vision, Boyd follows up on his epic and groundbreaking study, The Crucifixion of the Warrior God. He shows how the death and resurrection of Jesus reframes the troubling violence of the Old Testament, how all of Scripture reveals God's self-sacrificial love, and, most importantly, how we can follow Jesus' example of peace.
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5 out of 5 stars
By Lee Blum on 11-16-17

Faith changer!

When you’re 48 years old and been a Christian for over 30 years you think you’re pretty set on how you view Christ and your faith. Boyd’s book not only challenged some of my misconceptions about God, he blew them out of the water! (In a really good way!) My faith in Christ feels more solid and freeing than ever! I️ truly consider Boyd to be one of the most profound teaching Theologians of our century. Thank you Greg for all your time and research you have clearly invested in this book over the last 10 years! To Christ be the glory!

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4 out of 5 stars
By RJP on 02-20-18

Concise version of Crucifiction of Warrior God

I read Greg Boyd's The Crucifiction of the Warrior God and I thoroughly enjoyed it. As long as it was, I didn't want it to end. In this book I found a re-iteration of the main themes from that title; and while I couldn't shake the feeling throughout that I had read this book before (I actually checked my library several times), I still enjoyed it.
It was also cool to hear the words in the author's own voice. One thing I didn't like though was that it felt rushed. I'm sure it's just the way he reads but I couldn't help feeling like he was speed-reading. It was not bad enough to be unintelligible but it did take away from the potency of the material I feel.
Also the practical aspects of his position, which is another reason I picked this book, was relegated to a short section at the end. Kind of expected more, but it make sense where the majority of the book is a lead up to it for someone completely unfamiliar with the concepts.
That said, it was a great book with a solid performance and sound concepts!

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