Subscribe now

People in the Passion of Jesus

By Roger Ellsworth
September 2007 | Review by Malcolm Evans
  • Publisher: Day One Publications
  • ISBN: 978-1846250613
  • Pages: 96
  • Price: £5.00
Buy this book »

Book Review

This book is short, very readable, helpful and stimulating. It is written for both believers and unbelievers. The purpose for believers is to say, ‘Look at this! Such a Saviour! Such a cost! Do you not want to do better in serving him?’
And to say to unbelievers, ‘Look at what Jesus did for sinners. Does this not win your heart?’ In particular it is very suitable for those unbelievers who have seen or know about Mel Gibson’s film The Passion of the Christ.
The book looks at thirteen people or groups of people involved in the events of Christ’s passion, one in each chapter. Starting with Satan and ending with Jesus, it covers Caiaphas, Mary of Bethany, Judas Iscariot, Simon Peter, Pilate, Barabbas, those along the way, those around the cross, those on the outer crosses, John, Mary, the Roman soldiers and the centurion.
Roger Ellsworth brings out many interesting points on areas of the passion that perhaps you have not considered in detail. While short, the book is biblical, thought provoking and of immense benefit. I recommend it highly both for Christians and as an evangelistic tool also.

Book Reviews

Read our latest book reviews

Star RatingStar RatingStar RatingStar RatingStar Rating
The Christian and Technology
John V. Fesko

Even the most hardened Luddite will find himself using a satnav, mobile phone, or email on occasion. But John Fesko urges us not to reach for the latest gadget without thinking carefully about how it might shape our minds, relationships,…

See all book reviews
Star RatingStar RatingStar RatingStar RatingStar Rating
Christ Victorious: Selected Writings of Hugh Martin
Hugh Martin

Hugh Martin (1822–1885) was one of those 19th century Scottish theologians whose published works have stood the test of time. With good reason, for his works are consistently sound, reverent, edifying, and challenging to mind and heart. This is a…

Star RatingStar RatingStar RatingStar RatingStar Rating
God’s design for women in an age of gender confusion
Sharon James

Is our belief in male headship culturally outdated, and should we see alternative ideas of marriage as ‘progress’? Is it possible to be born into the wrong body, and is sexual freedom good for women? Does Scripture show us a…

Sexuality and Identity (trilogy)
Star RatingStar RatingStar RatingStar RatingStar Rating
Sexuality and Identity (trilogy)
Owen Strachan

These three punchy books address pressing issues: what the Bible teaches about lust (on desire), about homosexuality (on Biblical sexuality) and about transgenderism (on identity). The trilogy approach keeps each book short and focused while dovetailing effectively. Each book has…