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 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.