'All the wisdom of believers', wrote Calvin, 'is comprehended in the cross of Christ.' It is thus a particular pleasure to commend this series of meditations, from a former colleague on the faculty of the Reformed Theological College, on the sufferings of the Savior.
The Cross He Bore is excellent throughout, yet it seems to have three especially significant virtues. It provides us with solid instruction. In addition to more than thirty years teaching systematic theology, Frederick Leahy spent a lifetime in the ministry of the Word. In these pages, preacher, pastor and theologian come together in a happy unity. No words are wasted. There is nothing of the frothy and insubstantial. Here is satisfying truth, painstakingly quarried and crafted for the needs of God's people. A judicious selection of gems from the writings of others provides further enrichment and stimulus for thought.
This is a work which gives full play to a disciplined and sanctified imagination. These studies recall us to the neglected art of meditation.