Death By Love: Letters from the Cross  -     By: Mark Driscoll, Gerry Breshears
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Crossway / 2008 / Hardcover

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Jesus is . . . Bill's propitiation, Hank's ransom, Kurt's reconciliation, Susan's revelation. Driscoll shares pastoral letters that explain the 12 primary effects of Jesus' death on the cross---and connects each of them to real-life situations. His deeply theological and intensely practical reflections will help you appreciate and trust Christ's transforming work in your own life! 256 pages, hardcover from Crossway.

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Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 256
Vendor: Crossway
Publication Date: 2008
Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.50 (inches)
ISBN: 1433501295
ISBN-13: 9781433501296

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Publisher's Description

Deep theology meets gritty pastoral experiences as Death by Love explains through a compilation of heartfelt letters the practical implications of what Jesus accomplished on the cross.

Author Bio

Mark Driscoll is the founding pastor of Mars Hill Church, a multi-site congregation based in Seattle that spans 15 locations in five states. He is the founder of Resurgence (, co-founder of the Acts 29 Network, and the author of numerous books, including Death by Love and Vintage Jesus. Pastor Mark’s sermons reach millions of listeners online, and in 2010 Preaching magazine named him one of the 25 most influential pastors of the past 25 years. Pastor Mark and his wife have five children.

Gerry Breshears (PhD, Fuller Theological Seminary) is professor of theology and chairman of the division of biblical and theological studies at Western Seminary. He also serves as an elder and on the preaching team at Grace Community Church in Gresham, Oregon.

Publisher Info

Crossway is an internationally recognized not-for-profit publisher of significant Christian books, the English Standard Version (ESV)Bible, and gospel literature. To learn more about Crossway, visit 1300 Crescent St. Wheaton Il, 60187.

Author Bios

Mark Driscoll is founding pastor of Mars Hill Church in Seattle, one of the fastest growing churches in America. He is president of the Acts 29 Church Planting Network and Resurgence Missional Theology Cooperative.

Gerry Breshears is professor of theology and chairman of the division of biblical and theological studies at Western Seminary. Dr. Breshears has taught at numerous Bible colleges and seminaries around the world and is a frequent guest on various radio and TV programs

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  1. Santa Rosa, CA
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Death by Love by Mark Driscoll
    March 29, 2011
    Santa Rosa, CA
    Quality: 4
    Value: 4
    Meets Expectations: 4
    Death by Love by Mark Driscoll is actually the first book of his that I have read. This book is a very real representation of the sin filled world that we live in, but also the power of the Gospel. Throughout this book, Mark shares the stories of those he has met as well as some from his church and how the message of the cross can deal with their sin or the sin that was done to them. Mark does not brush off their sin lightly. It is something that is very serious and he makes that clear. I believe that is one great thing about this book. There may be some that pick this book up that all of sudden have their own sin really brought to the surface so they can finally truly deal with it through the power of the blood of Jesus Christ. In the beginning of this book, Mark says this about what you will find in the chapters; "Each chapter includes a portrait of God, because to remain true all theology must begin and remain God-centered. Each chapter then proceeds to examine a biblical aspect of sin and a correlating effect of Jesus' death as the solution to the sin problem as dictated by God." Mark Driscoll and Gerry Breshears, who helps with supporting material at the end of each chapter, have written a book that encapsulates the Gospel. It really is the Good News of a God who loves us so much that He sent his one and only Son to shed his blood for our sins. It's also great to see that God laid this message onto the heart of a pastor. It really shows the heart of a man that loves God as well as the people that God has called him to serve.
  2. Alexandria, VA
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: male
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    August 14, 2009
    David Gough
    Alexandria, VA
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: male
    Mark Driscoll is one of the most effective Gospel proclaimers of our day. He has the unique ability to make reformed theology practical and understandable. This book is very personal and real, and yet I do not find Driscoll's writing nearly as persuasive as his preaching. Although I listen to his sermons from Mars Hill weekly, this was my first attempt to read him. I will try another on his books soon, perhaps "Religion Saves."
  3. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    December 16, 2008
    Tom Harrington
    Wonderful.It is wonderful to see a pastors heart at its best, dealing with truly difficult issues of life. Jesus really is the answer.
  4. 4 Stars Out Of 5
    October 16, 2008
    I have to say, I just picked this book up yesterday and struggle to put it down. I am almost halfway through it and I get it. He does not beat around the bush or sugarcoat it. He speaks straight and honest(sometimes brutally) about sin it's effect and what Jesus and the cross means for us in our relationship with him as we seek to shake of the shackles of sin that have already fell away, despite our continued bondage. I don't know I am saying it eloquently enough. The format of him dealing with his flock in the form of letters is terrific and hope that he explores other issues in a second volume.
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