The Christian life is actually a kind of death. We die to ourselves, take up our cross, and follow Jesus. Dying in Christ, however, is an opportunity—to experience the comforting presence of the Holy Spirit as we spread the Good News of a God who loves us enough to save us and remake us in his image.
Efrem Smith helps us see that Christian discipleship is a counterintuitive life. In a world turned upside down by sin, God carefully and lovingly strips us of worldly values and turns us right-side up as good citizens and ambassadors of his Kingdom.
In Killing Us Softly, Efrem Smith addresses the “upside-down” world we live in. He illustrates this image of God killing the worldly views inside us to bring us to life in Him, and making us more in His image. He states there is so much wrong with the upside-down world. That when we come to know Christ and accept him as Lord and Savior of our lives, He turns our world right-side-up for us. But we must die to our own selfish, hateful ways first.
This is a book I have been so excited about. Dying to myself is a subject that had been weighing on my mind a lot at the time. I felt like this book would be a good help to get me through this current season of my life. The book is packed with scripture reference, and wonderful advice. It is a good book. Definitely worth checking out!
I rate this book a 3/5 stars. You can purchase your copy on Amazon here!
**I received a complementary copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review. All opinions expressed here are true and my own.