The Smell of Sin: and the Fresh Air of Grace

The Smell of Sin: and the Fresh Air of Grace

by Don Everts


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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 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780830823895
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
Publication date: 01/03/2003
Pages: 141
Product dimensions: 4.25(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.39(d)

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 Book

Book One: Why Smell Sin?

1. But I Like My Eyeballs

2. Smelling Sin

Book Two: Blowing Our Theological Noses

3. Santa Claus

4. Chalk Dust

5. Popcorn

Book 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 Within

Book Four: The Fresh Air of Grace

13. Cry

14. Worship

15. Know

16. Sweat

17. Laugh

18. Run


What People are Saying About This

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."
Doug Scott, weekend producer, Axis, Willow Creek Community Church

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