We know the bedrock themes upon which the Christian faith stands: creation, fall, redemption, restoration. As Christians, we live within these great moments of God s plan for humanity and all of his creation. In other words, our lives are part of Christian theology every part of our lives, even surgery.
As a part of Zondervan s Ordinary Theology series, The Scalpel and the Cross recounts New Testament professor Gene Green s encounter with open-heart surgery and carefully examines the many ways in which Christian doctrine spoke into the experience. The result is a short book that avoids shallow explanations and glib promises, instead guiding readers to deeper understanding and enduring hope in the face of one of modern life s necessary traumas.