Some people see Jesus' death as a historical footnote, buried in the past. Christians understand it is much more than that, and know it has transformed their future.

But often we don’t realise how much Jesus' last day should change our present, too.

Walking readers through Luke’s Gospel, US pastor and well–known author Mike McKinley looks at the events of the last day of Jesus‘ earthly life. At each point, he pauses to marvel at the love Christ has for His people; and shows how Jesus’ people can learn from His passion, His care, and His integrity.

This unique book is perfect for both new and mature Christians. While great for reading at any time in the year, it’s particularly helpful to read during Lent or Holy Week.


Mike McKinley has wiped the dust off the familiar events of Christ’s final day, showing just what a difference the cross makes to everyday life. Warning: his insights are like nails!
Michael Reeves, Head of Theology, UCCF; author, The Good God

Here is a faithful, fresh perspective on the gospel story. It makes insightful connections between the climactic moments of Jesus' life and the everyday events of our own, and encourages us to look in the mirror at our lives in the light of his.
Paul Perkin, senior pastor of St Mark’s Battersea Rise, London

This gripping explanation of the crucifixion gets right to the heart of the death of Jesus. It is clear, practical, challenging, and heartwarming. 
William Taylor, Rector of St Helen’s Bishopsgate, London

This is a readable and attractive way into Luke’s account of the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ. It is suitable for both the believer and the unbeliever, and will enrich and challenge anyone who reads it. Mike McKinley helps us understand what happened, what it meant, and what it means for us today. A moving and challenging book.
Peter Adam, former Principal of Ridley College, Melbourne; Vicar Emeritus of St Jude’s Carlton, Melbourne; author of Written for Us.