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Product Details

  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Crossway (January 31, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1433530570
  • ISBN-13: 978-1433530579
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.5 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #189,060 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Hayley DiMarco is the best-selling author of over 30 books, including God Girl, Mean Girls, and Die Young. She and her husband, Michael, run Hungry Planet, a company focused on producing books that combine hard-hitting biblical truth with cutting-edge design in Nashville, Tennessee.

Michael DiMarco is the author of multiple books including God Guy and All In. He and his wife, Hayley, run Hungry Planet, a company focused on producing books that combine hard-hitting biblical truth with cutting-edge design in Nashville, Tennessee.


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This book has seven chapters and only one hundred and sixty three pages.
Dave J. Jenkins
I highly recommend this book - especially for new Christians, young Christians - mature teens and college students.
David P. Craig
I have to say, WOW... this book was very well written, very clear, and inspiring.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By David P. Craig TOP 1000 REVIEWER on January 14, 2012
Format: Paperback
In this short book Hayley and Michael DiMarco offer seven chapters that cover seven paradoxes of the Christian life. Each chapter contains Bible verses, practical principles based on those verses, and short sidebars by both husband and wife as to how these principles have impacted their personal lives. This is essentially a handbook focusing on how Christianity teaches the opposite of what your flesh desires - which ironically leads to death - and how dying to self and living for Christ leads to an abundant life. Therefore, the younger you die the longer you will live. They carefully weave a model of robust Christ-like discipleship and articulate the importance of the gospel, justification by faith alone, and sanctification based on Christ alone. However, they also show that our faith does "work" itself out in the way Christ changes us from the inside out as we die to self and live for Him.

The seven chapters include these paradoxes:

1) "Death is the New Life" deals with what it means to die to self, learn contentment, and how suffering can be a very positive outworking of God's working in our life. It also tackles what it means to be holy, and live a life of faith, hope, peace and love. One of the questions for reflection in this chapter was very thought provoking: "Will suffering destroy your hope and your faith, leaving you with nothing solid to stand on, alone and empty, or will your suffering destroy the parts of you that tie you to the things of this earth and keep your focus off the God of heaven?"

Some other gems from this chapter include:

"There is no fruit that grows from a seed that refuses to die.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Michael Manning on February 21, 2012
Format: Paperback
I really was challenged by the book Die Young: Burying Your Self In Christ by Michael & Hayley Dimarco from Crossway Publishers. In this book the Dimarco married duo explain what Paul is saying in Romans 12 regarding a "living sacrifice" that we need to deny ourselves so that we do not serve our own personal desires but instead serve His. What a mindset that is counter cultural. This book helped me realize that even though the authors of sacred Writ lived and taught a Gospel that is almost 2 millennium old it is as much applicable in modernity as ever. The authors illustrate in each chapter paradoxes that dying young enables: Death is the New Life, Down is the New Up, Less is the New More, Weak is the New Strong, Slavery is the New Freedom, Confession is the New Innocence, and finally Red is the New White.

I received an advance copy of this book from Crossway.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Dave J. Jenkins VINE VOICE on February 21, 2012
Format: Paperback
Few issues are more important for Christians than understanding who they are in Christ. In a world that continues to entice the Christian to succumb to worldly pleasure recently there have been many books published on the identity of the Christian, and Die Young: Burying Your Self in Christ is one of them. Written by best-selling authors Hayley and Michael Dimarco Die Young is a helpful book that will introduce the Christian to who they are in Christ.

Throughout the book the authors drill deep into the fact that the Gospel turns life upside down by highlighting what results from this: death is the new life; less is the new more; weak is the new strong; slavery is the new freedom. Die Young is written in a warm, engaging pastoral and conversational tone that makes reading this book really easy. This book has seven chapters and only one hundred and sixty three pages.

The only weakness of this book relates to its structure and flow, as throughout the book they have "Here Lies" sections which contain the personal stories of the authors. These personal stories are helpful and instructive but it would have been better if these stories were woven into the material in the book than given separate pages throughout the chapters in the book.

Reading Die Young was helpful for me as it helped me to gain a better understanding of who I am in Christ. Die Young will be helpful to Christian teenagers and adults to understand who they are in Christ and what the life and death of Christ means for those who have given their lives to Him. I recommend reading Die Young by Hayley and Michael Dimarco to be instructed on how a death to self-frees the Christian to live with the fearless love and rock-solid hope that Jesus intends for His people.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By runamucks on February 16, 2012
Format: Kindle Edition
I had trouble getting into Die Young, not because it was hard to read, but it seemed every time I tried to read it, every one in my family needed me for something. And to be honest, it's a pretty in depth book that needs your full attention. So while the kids were at Grandma's for a time I finally got to sit and read in peace. I have to say, WOW... this book was very well written, very clear, and inspiring. Coming from a Calvary Chapel background there were a lot of (to me!) new theological teachings. I was always taught that we had free will, we chose what we could or would do... and God just kinda listened and said ok, your the boss. That never seemed quite right to me, and I am learning why, as I explore Reformed Theology. This book really cleared up several questions that I had about sanctification, forgiveness, and dying to self.
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