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Death by Love: Letter from the Cross by Mark Driscoll and Gerry Breshears

posted Sep 7, 2013, 12:17 PM by Fccea Webmaster
Mark Driscoll is the relatively young and somewhat controversial pastor of Mars Hill Church is Seattle, Washington – one of the fastest growing churches in America. Gerry Breshears is professor of theology and chairman of the division of biblical and theological studies at Western Seminary. Together they have written a unique book that shows how the cross of Christ addresses even the worst situations that life can offer.

This book is not for everyone. It is brutally honest about sin and suffering, and wonderfully hopeful as it points us to our true Savior. Each chapter addresses a real-life person in the form of a letter that Mark Driscoll has encountered in his ministry at Mars Hill and shows how the death and resurrection of Christ applies to people who have been horribly hurt, or in some cases have done the hurting. You will meet victims of abuse of the worst kind as well as upstanding Christians who are cheating on their families. The stories are all too real, but more importantly, the pastoral responses offer riveting applications of the cross for true and lasting transformation. Theology is explained in human terms and each chapter includes a question-and-answer forum that is helpful. Difficult to read in places, it nevertheless shows with clarity and precision the sufficiency of Christ for every human need and the wonderful hope that resides in Him.

Pastor David McNeff