The Wood Between the Worlds: A Poetic Theology of the Cross (Hardcover)

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Experience the Kaleidoscopic Mystery of the Cross

Everything about the gospel message leads to the cross, and proceeds from the cross. In fact, within the narrative of Scripture, the crucifixion of Jesus is literally the crux of the story--the axis upon which the biblical story turns. But it would be a mistake to think we could sum up the significance of the crucifixion in a tidy sentence or two. That kind of thinking only insulates us from the magnificence of what God has done. In our ongoing quest to make meaning of the cross, we need to recognize that this conversation will never conclude--that there is always something more to be said.

Brian Zahnd reminds us that the meaning of the cross is multifaceted and should touch every aspect of our lives. Just as gazing through the eyepiece of a kaleidoscope reveals a new geometric image with every turn, Zahnd helps us see that there are infinite ways to behold the cross of Christ as the beautiful form that saves the world. In The Wood Between the Worlds, you'll find:

  • A compelling theopoetics of the cross that will bring deeper curiosity, appreciation, and wonder for the cross of Christ,
  • References to music, art, literature, and culture that bring new perspectives to our understanding of the cross, and
  • Zahnd's keen insights that liberate readers from flawed atonement theories and open us to experience anew the mystery of the cross.

The Wood Between the Worlds is an invitation to encounter the cross of Christ anew.

About the Author

Brian Zahnd is the founder and lead pastor of Word of Life Church in St. Joseph, Missouri. Known for his theologically informed preaching and his embrace of the deep and long history of the church, Zahnd provides a forum for pastors to engage with leading theologians and is a frequent conference speaker. He is the author of several books, including When Everything's on Fire, Sinners in the Hands of a Loving God, A Farewell to Mars, and Beauty Will Save the World.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781514005620
ISBN-10: 151400562X
Publisher: IVP
Publication Date: February 6th, 2024
Pages: 216
Language: English