The Darkness and the Glory - by Harris, Gregory H.
The Woodlands, TX: Kress Christian Publications, 2006. 170 pp.
Reviewed by Julie Sandfrey, wife of TMS student Michael Sandfrey
The crucifixion of Jesus Christ is a moment in redemptive history that is often beyond our comprehension. We read and think about the physical brutality, humiliation and pain that our Savior endured. But in The Darkness and the Glory, Dr. Greg Harris shows us that there was much more to Christís crucifixion and ďthe cupĒ His Father gave Him to drink. Dr. Harris guides readers through Godís revealed Word concerning those three tremendous hours where Christ endured the totality of the domain of darkness so that we could be delivered from it. What awaits the reader are amazing and often overlooked details concerning exactly what was on display when Christ died for sinners.
Dr. Harris examines the crucifixion from Christís perspective. He asks questions that draw our attention to frequently unnoticed details. One question he poses is: Who was present at the crucifixion? While most believers immediately think of the human witnesses, the author asks us to consider others who were present, unseen by earthly eyes. Satan was there, along with the whole demonic world and their entire arsenal. The holy angels were also present, watching and waiting with great anticipation and fear to see what God would do. And, of course, God Himself was there.
I highly recommend The Darkness and the Glory to anyone seeking to understand more fully the crucifixion of Christ. Your love for Christ will grow as you contemplate what occurred during those three hours when Christ bore the continuous attacks of all demonic powers and the wrath of God so that we could spend eternity with Him. You will never look at the cross in the same way again. Although we will spend all eternity trying to fully understand Calvary, this book will greatly enrich your appreciation of our great salvation, our great God and our great Savior and Lord Jesus Christ.