Books on the Cross


Some churches remember Christ’s death and rising again especially at Easter time. Others don’t mark out Easter as a special occasion. But the Lord’s death and resurrection is worth considering at all times – and is central to what Christians know to be true.

The Cross is central to the Gospel message. The following books and booklets can help us to focus more on ‘Jesus and Him crucified’.

Books on cross

Please note: Some books of the following books are proving very popular and we may be low on stock – or sell out. If books are marked as unavailable and you want a copy, please contact us with the details. We may be able to order more stock. Some books may also be available in our second-hand section.

The Cross: The Pulpit Of God’s Love by Iain H. Murray (Banner of Truth, £1.75) shows how Christ’s death on the cross should be central in preaching and must show God’s love to sinners in giving His Son to die for them. We have extra copies of this book on order.

Charles Haddon Spurgeon, often described as the ‘prince of preachers’, wrote many sermons about Christ on the Cross at Calvary. You can find 25 of them in Majesty in Misery – Vol 3- Calvary’s Mournful Mountain (Banner of Truth, £15.00). Also see Sermons On The Resurrection by Spurgeon (Hendrickson Publishers, £9.99) which is a collection of 12 sermons about the last days of Jesus on earth.

Another well-known author, Arthur W. Pink, covers the topic in Seven Sayings Of The Saviour On The Cross (Christian Focus Publications, £6.99) which looks at the words uttered by the Lord Jesus Christ – and the purpose of the cross.

The Gospel message is timeless … for people in every age. So states Dr Martin Lloyd-Jones in his book Jesus Christ & Him Crucified (Banner of Truth, £1.50). Based on 1 Corinthians chapter 2 verse 2, this title shows how the Gospel has never changed and is still relevant today, which sermon Lloyd-Jones preached at the beginning of his ministry in 1926 and at the end in 1977.

The Victory of the Lamb by Frederick Leahy (Banner of Truth, £4.50) shows how Christ’s death on the cross was His triumphant victory over sin, death and Satan from the first promise in Genesis ch.3 vs.15 to the shouts of victory in the Book of Revelation.

Looking for easier-to-read books and booklets?

We are delighted to have taken extra stock of They met the Lord Jesus (Evangelical Press, £1) by Alec Taylor. These are daily readings for one month selected from the Gospels – and they include people at the cross and afterwards.

If you’re looking for an introduction to the cross – for a reader with little Bible knowledge – then John Blanchard’s booklet Why The Cross? (Evangelical Press, £1.25) is an excellent choice.

For children, Jesus the Saviour by Carine Mackenzie and Jeff Anderson ( Christian Focus Publications, £2.50) is good at explaining the purpose of the cross to those aged seven and younger.

Jesus Rose from the Dead by Catherine Mackenzie (Christian Focus Publications, £4.99) is about finding he truth that Jesus did rise from the dead so that others may believe it. Good for ages 9-12 especially.

We may also have more books on the cross in our second-hand and rare books section.