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.
Why did Jesus paint such vivid pictures when he talked about sin? And why did he make them so soberingand 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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About 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. His books include I Once Was Lost, Go and Do , and Jesus with Dirty Feet.
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
What People are Saying About This
"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."
Doug Scott, weekend producer, Axis, Willow Creek Community Church
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Sin stinks. Really! But we often see sin more casually. Maybe we imagine it like a giant carnival. True, there are some weird carnies to avoid, but you can also have time of your life! Or maybe we imagine sin like breaking some dusty old rule in the classroom of life. Yeah, so, I'm passing notes and throwing paper airplanes, but what's the big deal? Well, despite our perceptions, Jesus uses some very powerful - even grotesque - images when talking about the seriousness of sin: a 2x4 splitting your face, sawing off body parts, plucking out your eye. Everts walks his readers through some of Jesus' descriptions of sin, reminding us of the thick stench that sin leaves behind. B