Christians have always agreed that Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross made it possible for humanity to once again be at one with God.
The church has never agreed on exactly how Jesus’ sacrifice made this possible. Instead, many theories of atonement were offered as explanations - each of which offers a compelling, yet incomplete glimpse into the saving work of Jesus on the cross.
In this book, Wil Cantrell, author of Unafraid and Unashamed: The Future of United Methodism and From Heaven to Earth: Christmas for New Believers, Old Believers, and Non-believers explores the great mystery behind all the theories of how Jesus’ sacrifice enables us to be at one with God, ourselves, and others. Readers will be challenged to move beyond solely intellectual discussions to atonement and to experience for themselves the transformation made possible by Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross.
Written especially for the Lenten season, ATONE is divided into six chapters designed to be used as weekly studies for individuals and small groups during Lent. Supplemental materials are available from Market Square Books.