The Smell of Sin: and the Fresh Air of Grace

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An old man saws through his right ankle.

A smooth-skinned boy lies to his father's face.

Fetid tombs, harsh slavery, fatal choking . . . these images come right from the words of Jesus! They are word pictures Jesus asks listeners to imagine.

But why?

Why did Jesus paint such vivid pictures when he talked about sin? And why did he make them ...

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Overview

An old man saws through his right ankle.

A smooth-skinned boy lies to his father's face.

Fetid tombs, harsh slavery, fatal choking . . . these images come right from the words of Jesus! They are word pictures Jesus asks listeners to imagine.

But why?

Why did Jesus paint such vivid pictures when he talked about sin? And why did he make them so sobering—and downright gory at times?

In The Smell of Sin, Don Everts seriously tackles these stark images, coming face to face with Jesus' clear, graphic theology of sin. It's a view of sin that might make you uncomforable. But a collision with this hard truth may be just what you need.

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Editorial Reviews

Doug Scott
"Profound and haunting. Don't read this book if you enjoy the casual Christian life. As for me, I'll never 'smell' sin the same way again."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780830823895
  • Publisher: InterVarsity Press
  • Publication date: 1/3/2003
  • Pages: 141
  • Product dimensions: 4.25 (w) x 7.00 (h) x 0.39 (d)

Meet the Author

Don Everts is Minister of Outreach at Bonhomme Presbyterian Church in Chesterfield, Missouri, where he spends time cultivating relationships with people who are generally skeptical Christians with a passion for evangelism and global justice. He previously served as an area director for InterVarsity Christian Fellowship in Boulder, Colorado.

Most of Don's books are inspired by students. Jesus with Dirty Feet came from a summer of pick-up basketball with a group of Boulder locals. The Smell of Sin came from helping college men through temptations. The One Guy's Head Series came from an argument with a friend.

In college, Don majored in English and enjoyed courses in philosophy, religion and sociology. He loves books and reads broadly—from Russian novelist Fyodor Dostoyevsky to cyberpunk writer William Gibson. National Geographic and Wired are among his favorite magazines.

Don Everts's latest work for Likewise is the One Guy's Head Series.

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Table of Contents

Why You Shouldn't Read This BookBook One: Why Smell Sin?
1. But I Like My Eyeballs
2. Smelling SinBook Two: Blowing Our Theological Noses
3. Santa Claus
4. Chalk Dust
5. PopcornBook Three: The Smell of Sin
6. Spitting on Mom
7. Revolt of the Branches
8. Dizzy Me
9. Playing in the Grave
10. A Carpenter's Nightmare
11. Life with Chains
12. The Stench WithinBook Four: The Fresh Air of Grace
13. Cry
14. Worship
15. Know
16. Sweat
17. Laugh
18. Run
Afterword
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