Cross Vision Coming Soon!

Cross Vision Coming Soon!

In Greg’s new book, Cross Vision, he explains how the crucifixion of Jesus makes sense of the violent portraits of God in the Old Testament. His groundbreaking “cruciform hermeneutic” will change the way that you read the Bible! While Crucifixion of the Warrior God laid out Greg’s case in detail for an academic audience, Cross Vision boils it down for a broader audience.

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