Crown of Thorns: Connecting Kingdom and Cross
“... Tim Chester has done a great service in unfolding not just two key biblical themes but how they link and relate, and doing so in a warm and accessible way. The result is a rich and potent picture of Jesus the king who suffered.”See All
Pastor, Grace Church Cambridge and Director of Independent Ministry Training, Oak Hill College.
“It is hard to imagine a more needed book today than Tim Chester's Crown of Thorns.”See All
Sean Michael Lucas
Senior Minister, First Presbyterian Church, Hattiesburg, Mississippi
“...a readable, relevant, important, biblically sharp consideration of the current kingdom vs cross dynamics which decide the foundations on which we end up building our life, ministry and discipleship.”See All
Christian Children's Recording artist and author, Sydney, Australia
“...skilfully integrates and weaves together the two dimensions of Cross and Kingdom towards a healthy, scriptural understanding of Christ's accomplishment.”See All
Principal, Edinburgh Theological Seminary
“This book is an absolute gift for those who want a holistic discipleship that 'teaches them to obey everything I have commanded you.' (Matthew 28:20). ”See All
Senior Pastor, Sojourn Community Church, Louisville, Kentucky
Within evangelicalism today it can sometimes seem there are two competing versions of the gospel. There is the gospel of the kingdom with its focus on God's plan to restore the world. And there is the gospel of the cross with its focus on the offer of forgiveness. These two emphases create contrasting models of discipleship and mission.In Crown of Thorns Tim Chester shows how these two gospels are really one gospel - the message of the King who establishes justice in a surprising way.