Kevin DeYoung

Impossible Christianity
Crossway, 2023
By Kevin DeYoung

WHO: Kevin DeYoung, senior pastor at Christ Covenant Church in Matthews, North Carolina, and associate professor of systematic theology at Reformed Theological Seminary. 

HE SAYS: “Let us not think that pleasing God is the tribulation, or that Christ means to lay an iron yoke upon our necks, or that the Spirit is only and always grieved by us.”

THE BIG IDEA: This book reassures readers that they don’t need to feel guilty for past sins and solve every societal problem today.

THE PROGRESSION: In this short, eight-chapter book, the author takes away the burden some people might have of feeling like they are always failing at being a Christian and that God expects too much.

“When we sign up to follow Jesus, are we signing up for a lifetime of frustration?”

Kevin DeYoung
Kevin DeYoung

Kevin DeYoung is the senior pastor at Christ Covenant Church in Matthews, North Carolina. He serves as a council member at The Gospel Coalition and blogs on TGC’s DeYoung, Restless and Reformed. Kevin is also assistant professor of systematic theology at Reformed Theological Seminary.