A Cross in the Heart of God: Reflections on the death of Jesus by Samuel Wells


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A Cross in the Heart of God
Reflections on the death of Jesus
by Samuel Wells

Sam Wells is an exciting and accessible theologian, writer, preacher and broadcaster. In this imaginative exploration of what we may think of as ‘standard belief’, he takes us to what he calls the “epicentre of the Christian faith…and the very definition of love”, that God choses to be with us. Nowhere it is more explicit than Jesus’ death – and abandonment – on the cross.

Sam Wells moves us away from the explanation of the theories of atonement and salvation to the reality of the astonishing claims the cross of Jesus makes on our lives. Although written before the pandemic, it has remarkable resonance for the questions of our time. We will be exploring the book together in the Minster’s Lent course – please sign up! Details will be posted on the website soon.

The Very Reverend Nicola Sullivan
Dean of Southwell


‘I defy anyone to read this book without being touched and moved to tears by the shocking love of God.’ Jane William