Superstitions throughout centuries have been propelled from the concept of death and the hooded and cloaked figure holding the scythe was the foreboding figure of Death himself coming to drag its helpless victims into the netherworlds of torment and horror. More Information Shipping Weight 0. Inspiring, humorous, energetic, he presents Christianity's unchanging core message with new vividness and passion. King has the unique ability to communicate biblical truth in a way that is disarming, winsome, and persuasive. The Paradox of Dying to Live For the most part or technically for the whole part it can accurately be stated that the moment conception begins in the womb the process of life begins, regardless of what this world argues or the government wants to tell us. The interactions are genuine and true to life. Notice that the world and the lusts that have been thus far discussed will pass away but he that does the will of God abideth dwells, forever.
My professor once told us that it is important to know about the author of any book that we read; and so as part of this review, I'd like to provide a short blurb about Clayton, then go on to review the book. He has spoken to millions of people in 30-plus countries and written numerous books, including Dying to Live, Amazing Encounters with God, and 12 Questions to Ask Before You Marry coauthored with his wife, Charie. I recommend this book to anyone looking to further their relationship with Jesus Christ. Over the past six years, we've taken our students to Crossroads. I have heard Clayton preach, seen the quality of his ministry, know of the integrity by which he walks. This is an easy to read and follow book designed for people seeking Jesus, new followers, and veteran followers alike.
Clayton's got other books too, and all are worth a read. And yet as I was contemplating this wonderful concept of life another concept which I consider quite the paradox began to formulate in my mind of how truly the moment that wonderful life begins the dark process of death begins also. Galatians 2:20 20 I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me. In putting Christ and others first, we actually find the kingdom of God coming among us in power. In these pages, Clayton connects the theology of the Lordship of Christ to the practical, daily challenges of serving Christ and others for the sake of the gospel.
God really used this book to help me spend time resting in Him and confirming my beliefs. Clayton writes his book using humor, stories, and even is transparent with some of his own struggles in order to communicate and drive home this understanding. A huge chunk of what Crossroads Worldwide does is minister to students--their summer camps draw a couple thousand students every summer. None of these things are of God but rather connected primarily to the world. Clayton goes straight for the point, and unapologetically preaches the gospel and challenges the reader. Clayton's book covers the same themes, in a much more readable way. The Man: Like I said above, I have the privilege of meeting Clayton personally and having partnered in ministry with Crossroads.
It is rare to find such a quality in a book. And so it is that the Psalmist understood that the Word of God would help commit him to the Will of God. You would do well to read it over and over again. That is what it means to 'take up your cross. Hebrews 10:30-31 30 For we know him that hath said, Vengeance belongeth unto me, I will recompense, saith the Lord. It read like a conversation and was exactly what I needed right now! Crucified love was Gods gift to us; resurrected life with Christ was his purpose for us. King moves easily between the Bible's teaching, Bon Jovi's lyrics, and Braveheart's battle scenes.
Everyone seems to be looking for life, yet few find it, because the idea of dying to live is crazy! Do you want to live? This book is a deep and compelling argument for living life contrary to the way the world tells you to live. The answer comes in high-definition clarity through the journey Clayton takes his readers on, sentence by sentence, page by page, and chapter by chapter. For far too long we have been presented with a version of the Christian faith that majors on what we get rather than on what we give. And again, The Lord shall judge his people. We exist for God and for others, to bring those who are far from God into abundant life in Christ.
If that statement sparks something up inside of you then you will get a lot out of this book. Yet it is not patronizing for adults either. They come to Christ to drink from the well of his new life, yet find that their thirst remains. Because of this very process much of mankind throughout history has been fascinated with or about death. In putting Christ and others first, we actually find the kingdom of God coming among us in power. How in the world does one advance in life by dying? Each chapter is fairly short, and could be used suitably as a devotional book.
Romans 5:12-14 12 Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned: 13 For until the law sin was in the world: but sin is not imputed when there is no law. Clayton King has spoken to two-million-plus people in 30 countries, including hundreds of thousands in the teen-to-thirties age group. Do you desperately yearn for a deeper relationship with God? It's the only way to gain life. Minimum starts at 25 copies. This man is truly the real deal. Clayton writes his book using humor, stories, and even is transparent with some of his own struggles in order to communicate and drive home this understanding. I challenge everyone to pick up a copy of this book, and read it, soak it in, and indulge it! Our church's youth love going to summer camp.