J. Todd Billings: How Embracing Our Mortality Frees Us to Truly Live

The End of the Christian Life (Brazos Press)

The End of the Christian Life: How Embracing Our Mortality Frees Us to Truly Live
(Brazos Press, 2020)

WHO: J. Todd Billings, the Gordon H. Girod Research Professor of Reformed Theology at Western Theological Seminary and a cancer patient.

HE SAYS: “For us and our loved ones, our own dying will likely be both an offense and a gift, an affliction and a consolation, a catastrophe and a strange work of providence.”

THE BIG IDEA: This book challenges Christians to receive mortal limits as a gift.

THE PROGRESSION:
The author draws on his personal experience as a professor and a terminally-ill cancer patient to offer a theological account of the gospel’s expansive hope for all of us.

“Joy is found in giving ourselves away, in all of our temporal and crumbling weakness.”

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