The good folks at Matthias Media have posted a nice little article on Leon Morris on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of his birth. Quite simply, Dr. Morris was one of the most important New Testament scholars of the 20th century. In my own study, Leon Morris is one of the first people I look to for insight. The first time I read The Apostolic Preaching of the Cross I realized that all the hype was well deserved. His The Cross in the New Testament is also what I would consider essential reading as are his outstanding commentaries. If you are looking to read something a little less scholarly but rich in depth then I highly recommend his The Atonement.
For all of Dr. Morris' academic prowess it must not be forgotten that he was a Christian, a defender of biblical orthodoxy, a preacher, and a churchman. May the Lord bless His church with others like Leon Morris.
A small sampling of Dr. Morris' 50 books:
The Apostolic Preaching of the Cross
The Cross in the New Testament
New Testament Theology
The Biblical Doctrine of Judgment
The Gospel of Matthew
The Epistle to the Romans