The Old Testament warns:
Of making many books there is no end, and much study wearies the body.
That’s why I only recommended three books during the Word of the Cross series.
Timothy Keller’s book, Kings Cross, is a walk-through Mark’s Gospel. Easy to read but not at the sacrifice of its content.
John Stott’s classic, The Cross of Christ, is a bigger read. Like all Stott’s books, it is balanced and thorough.
Fleming Rutlege’s book, The Crucifixion, is a big read and more like an academic textbook. It requires more effort to read, but repays that effort with a deep, nuanced look at the meaning of the death of Christ. It has garnered a lot of praise since it was published, but it is not for the faint-hearted!
The links for all of these books point to Amazon, but they are available everywhere and you may find them cheaper elsewhere.
Why not invest a little money and give some time to go deeper into this most wonderful and important of topics?