The Lord’s Supper has been grossly underserved in terms of literature and emphasis within church services. This is sad given the meaning of the Lord’s Supper. Not only is it the memorial of Jesus Sacrifice, but traces of its meaning can be found throughout the entire Bible. Beneath the Cross has put some emphasis back where it belongs. The book is a compilation of essays giving more meaning to and providing greater understanding for the Lord’s Supper.
The book is divided into four sections. The first part of the book deals with the general nature and background of the Lord’s Supper. The second section (my personal favorite) looks at various passages from the Old and New Testament and discusses their relationship with the sacrifice on cross; the theme being that Jesus’ sacrifice was God’s plan from the beginning and is traceable through the entire Bible. The third sections deals with the individual and the cross – how does it affect me? And the final section looks at a number of hymns which are typically associated with the taking of the Lord’s Supper.
Over 40 authors from across the country have contributed to this book. Some of which are considered “scholars” in the area of Biblical studies, while others have devoted themselves to a better understanding of the Bible. Do not make the mistake of thinking that this is some little “devotional.” Some of the essays in this book will challenge you academically and some will challenge you emotionally.