The End of the Christian Life

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ISBN: 9781587434204
Format: Paperback
Pages: 224
Pub Date: September 2020
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The End of the Christian Life

How Embracing Our Mortality Frees Us to Truly Live

by J. Todd Billings

We’re all going to die. Yet in our medically advanced, technological age, many of us see death as a distant reality–something that happens only at the end of a long life or to other people.

InĀ The End of the Christian Life, Todd Billings urges Christians to resist that view. Instead, he calls us to embrace our mortality in our daily life and faith. This is the journey of genuine discipleship, Billings says, following the crucified and resurrected Lord in a world of distraction and false hopes.

Drawing on his experience as a professor and father living with incurable cancer, Billings offers a personal yet deeply theological account of the gospel’s expansive hope for small, mortal creatures.
Artfully weaving rich theology with powerful narrative, Billings writes for church leaders and laypeople alike. Whether we are young or old, reeling from loss or clinging to our own prosperity, this book challenges us to walk a strange but wondrous path: in the midst of joy and lament, to receive mortal limits as a gift, an opportunity to give ourselves over to the Lord of life.