“Nothing will interest you like the cross. Nothing can do for you what the cross has done.” In The Attraction of the Cross, Gardiner Spring shows that the cross of Christ is the hope of the world: not as a ritual emblem, not as a wonder-working enchantment, but as an expression of the truth of God—and of a religion that is internal, spiritual, practical, intelligible, and personal. Covering a wide range of topics—among them prayer, sin, justification, personal character, and many more—Spring believes that all Christian questions eventually lead back to the cross of Christ. He delivers these truths in 22 powerful chapters.
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We always expect something good from Dr. Spring, and seldom, if ever, are we disappointed. This we think one of his best books.
—Biblical Repository and Classical Review
The present work fully sustains his high character as a divine and as a scholar.
—The Methodist Review
Dr. Spring has a happy versatility of pastoral talent, and has done the cause of religion much service by the variety and worth of his publications.
Well written, scriptural, and fitted to be useful to many classes.
—The Presbyterian Review
Rich in thought, terse and eloquent in style, and full of evangelical sentiment.
—British Quarterly Review
We need only say in relation to the work, that it is thoroughly evangelical, clear and forcible in style, and very attractive in its statements of most important truth. The Christian public will thank the venerated author for this, another volume from his pen.
—The Evangelical Repository
This is no ordinary everyday volume of sermons, but the rich ripe harvest of a cultivated mind, the result of long and systematic devotion to the proper work of the Christian ministry. We regard Dr. Spring as one of the most accomplished preachers of the country. We never heard him preach a weak discourse; and whenever he appears from the press, it is with words of wisdom and power. A careful perusal of this admirable book has afforded us great pleasure. It will have a lasting reputation.
—The Baptist Memorial and Monthly Record
Dr. Gardiner Spring (1785–1873) was the distinguished pastor of the Brick Presbyterian Church in New York City for over 55 years. From the infancy of the United States through the tumultuous years of the Civil War, Dr. Spring’s guidance was sought by many—including some of the nation’s Founding Fathers. According to his obituary, “Dr. Spring’s style of preaching was vigorous, simple, and always interesting. He ignored everything vapory, florid, or whatever might produce transient excitement, basing his preaching altogether on the simple truth, as enunciated by Christ.”