With the Author's recent passing, I decided that it would be good to read one of his books that I hadn't read in the past - thus my choice of this book on the Atonement :) First, I would point out that this is a relatively small book on quite a weighty topic, and that the Author has basically taken 4 Lectures / Essays and edited them together to form this book. Whilst neither of these issues is a bad thing nor are they in any way hidden, I do think there was a lack of flow that would be present in a book written for a particular purposes. However, briefness is often a good thing in a book, especially if it is being used either for revision / reminding of these important issues, or as a starting point encouraging a more in-depth study. For the latter a decent biblography / suggested reading list would have been nice. I did enjoy the Author's coverage of different aspects of the Atonement - though I would've like a little more coverage of the weaknesses in the various models (eg Ransom does not invite us to ponder to whom the ransom was paid) - and the Author does at least indicate this side of things in his the concluding portions of the 4th and final part of the book. Overall, a good introduction to the historic Evangelical of the Atonement.