Dr. John Day, Bible scholar and pastor, begins with the paradoxical Beattitudes and takes us through our Lord's greatest Sermon in depth, offering readers a "mind-expanding and life-transforming" experience. How can the meek inherit the earth? How are the persecuted blessed? While these are not things that we naturally associate with happiness, this is Jesus' startling opposite-from-the-world way of bringing us into the most blessed and happy life.
A very provocative study of Our Lord's Sermon on the Mount, the exposition of the Beatitudes and exhortation based on them is very arresting: grabbing us and demanding our attention. The book continues with the same energy and thrust breaking with previous traditions and with our own comfortable presuppositions and is rather merciless, but the uncompromising exposition of the new ethic ultimately drives us to the Cross.