The cross is the symbol of Christianity and yet it is the ancient equivalent of the electric chair. So why do Christians see the death of Jesus on the cross as so vital to their faith? What is it about 'sin' that made the cross necessary? What was the cross supposed to achieve?Using some really helpful illustrations, this booklet explains why it isn't enough just to try to live a good life. The reader is helped to see how Jesus' death on the cross demonstrates God's desire to bring people back to a new relationship with him.