Crucifying Morality: The Gospel of the Beatitudes
Glenn, R. W.
“The quest to become moral can turn into just one more self–salvation project. Bob shows that our anchor is that Jesus became like us.”See All
Pastor, Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church, author, Jesus + Nothing = Everything
“I love humor and I love theology. R W Glenn uses both to clear away the fog of confusion from the Beatitudes to show us that it’s all about Jesus.”See All
Sovereign Grace Ministries
“This much is clear—Jesus turns the world upside down. This includes human morality. Read it and learn.”See All
R. Albert Mohler Jr.
President, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
“God’s sanctifying work in this Jersey boy is extraordinary. Jesus himself will come alive for you in the Beatitudes like never before.”See All
Executive Editor, desiringGod.org
“Crucifying Morality is a powerful reminder that the Christian life is not primarily about what we do, but who we are in Christ. Bob Glenn has given us a terrific overview of what life in the kingdom looks like by leading us to encounter the world-shattering truth of the Beatitudes.”See All
Managing Editor, The Gospel Project, author, Holy Subversion and Counterfeit Gospels
“Bob Glenn has a booming voice that needs to be heard. I rejoice in the way this book leverages the Sermon on the Mount to show us our spiritual poverty and Christ's all–sufficient glory. Full conformity to the Sermon on the Mount is essential to our salvation; and thankfully Jesus Christ did exactly that. And now by beholding the ONE who lived the Beatitudes and inherited their blessings, we can find ourselves being transformed into his likeness. Crucifying Morality does an excellent job of expositing the Beatitudes, while focusing our gaze upon the only Person who perfectly lived its precepts.”See All
Pastor–teacher, Cornerstone Fellowship Bible Church, Riverside, CA; author, A Gospel Primer for Christians
Christianity is not moralism. Christianity is not religiosity. Jesus was crucified because we are committed to saving ourselves by our religious stamina and moral efforts. The Beatitudes in their simplicity are not commands to be followed, principles to live by, or attitudes to adopt. They profile people who have crucified their own morality in Jesus’ death, resurrection, and rule.
Crucifying Morality walks through Matthew 5:1-12, where Jesus doesn’t prescribe what ought to be in order to experience God’s grace, but describes what is true of people who understand the grace of God.
Includes group discussion questions with each chapter.