The End of the Christian Life: How Embracing Our Mortality Frees Us to Truly Live
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We are all going to die at some point. But in our medically advanced age, many people are able to see mortality as a distant reality. Weaving rich theology with powerful narrative, Billings urges Christians to resist that view and embrace mortal limits as an opportunity to give ourselves over to the Lord of life. 224 pages, softcover from Brazos.

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Title: The End of the Christian Life: How Embracing Our Mortality Frees Us to Truly Live
By: J. Todd Billings
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 224
Vendor: Brazos Press
Publication Date: 2020
Dimensions: 9.00 X 6.00 (inches)
Weight: 12 ounces
ISBN: 1587434202
ISBN-13: 9781587434204
Stock No: WW434206

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We're all going to die. Yet in our medically advanced, technological age, many of us see death as a distant reality--something that happens only at the end of a long life or to other people.

In The End of the Christian Life, Todd Billings urges Christians to resist that view. Instead, he calls us to embrace our mortality in our daily life and faith. This is the journey of genuine discipleship, Billings says: following the crucified and resurrected Lord in a world of distraction and false hopes.

Drawing on his experience as a professor and father living with incurable cancer, Billings offers a personal yet deeply theological account of the gospel's expansive hope for small, mortal creatures.
Artfully weaving rich theology with powerful narrative, Billings writes for church leaders and laypeople alike. Whether we are young or old, reeling from loss or clinging to our own prosperity, this book challenges us to walk a strange but wondrous path: in the midst of joy and lament, to receive mortal limits as a gift, an opportunity to give ourselves over to the Lord of life.

Author Bio

J. Todd Billings (ThD, Harvard University Divinity School) is the Gordon H. Girod Research Professor of Reformed Theology at Western Theological Seminary in Holland, Michigan, and an ordained minister in the Reformed Church in America. He is the author of several books, including Rejoicing in Lament: Wrestling with Incurable Cancer and Life in Christ and Union with Christ, winner of a Christianity Today Book Award.

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