Skip Navigation Links

Special Projects

     Reading-based School of
       Biblical Studies

     Into the Abundant Life
     Search Engine
     Facebook and Twitter


Click to Learn More
Donate to Truth for Today




The Agony & Glory of the Cross

The Gift of God's Love

The Agony & Glory of the Cross - Gift Edition

This thirty-four-chapter gift book by Charles B. Hodge, Jr., is one of the most powerful books on the cross of Christ ever written. Designed for the non-Christian, this 160-page book takes the reader through the story of the cross, its eternal meaning, and the response each person should make to it. No one can read it thoughtfully and not be affected. It plants the cross in the reader's heart.


Click on the links below to view chapters of the book:

A Note to the Reader

A Note from the Author

Chapter 1 - Sunday

Chapter 2 - Monday

Chapter 3 - Tuesday

Chapter 4 - Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday

Chapter 5 - Gethsemane

Chapter 6 - The Arrest

Chapter 7 - Jesus' Trials

Chapter 8 - Crucifixion

Chapter 9 - Six Hours, 1

Chapter 10 - Six Hours, 2

Chapter 11 - Statements from the Cross

Chapter 12 - Statements to the Cross

Chapter 13 - Six Miracles Connected with the Cross

Chapter 14 - People at the Cross

Chapter 15 - Jesus' Death

Chapter 16 - Jesus' Resurrection

Chapter 17 - The Day of Pentecost

Chapter 18 - Things Connected with the Cross

Chapter 19 - The Incarnation

Chapter 20 - God's Holiness

Chapter 21 - The Appeal of the Cross

Chapter 22 - The Mystery of the Cross

Chapter 23 - God's Power and Wisdom

Chapter 24 - Prophecy

Chapter 25 - The Problem of Sin

Chapter 26 - Wrath

Chapter 27 - The Blood of Jesus

Chapter 28 - Big Words of the Cross, 1

Chapter 29 - Big Words of the Cross, 2

Chapter 30 - Big Words of the Cross, 3

Chapter 31 - Sanctified by the Cross

Chapter 32 - The Offense of the Cross

Chapter 33 - My Cross

Chapter 34 - Key Words and Phrases

Study Guide

Final Note and Contact Information