Christian faith is centred in the cross. And the Christian life is likewise rooted in the cross. These 13 studies are designed to bring us to the heart of the cross with an understanding of what was accomplished there on our behalf. After three introductory studies, we come to the heart of the cross, looking at forgiveness of sin and emphasising a truly biblical understanding of the notions of satisfaction and substitution. Then we move on to the three great achievements of the cross: saving sinners, revealing God and conquering evil. The final four studies grapple with areas often omitted from books on the cross: what it means for the Christian community to live under the cross. The cross transforms everything. It gives us a new worshipping relationship to God, a new incentive to give ourselves in mission, a new love for our enemies and a new courage to face the perplexities of suffering.