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Dying to Live: The Power of Forgiveness Paperback – May 1, 1994
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Pastor Senkbeil continues the book by explaining the amazing reality of Christ's coming into the world as both God and man, facing our same trials and sufferings, and enduring the punishment for the sins of all humankind at the cross. Yet our glory and hope is in the knowledge that Jesus Christ did not remain dead, but overcame the grave and promised the same resurrection to all who believe. Senkbeil shows us how this grace is carried to the church through the Word and Sacraments (the tangible means by which we receive God's forgiveness), which equips us to face this earthly life.
In the last section of the book he overviews the fellowship we have in the church and how it is centered around God's word. This builds the way we worship, as God serves us (God's service=divine service=meaning of "liturgy"). He also shows the implications for our prayer life and for our daily life in the the world. Overall this book points us to the comforting truth of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and His gift of forgiveness and salvation. Dying to Live would be an excellent read for any Christian or even a non-Christian interested in learning about this hope that we have.
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The title is very inaccurate. There is an entire woodpile of books that are rote bland expressions of the main ideas of Lutheranism. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Rufus123
It began relevant and really good. I am an avid reader and was looking forward to this one. But I soon lost interest. Seemed to lose me and can't quite say why. Read morePublished on October 27, 2013 by Woody Carver
I ordered and read this so long ago that I should not be attempting to write a review. I remember being very happy with the transaction and I also remember that it was interesting... Read morePublished on May 1, 2013 by Eldon Hirsch
This book is even more applicable today! In summary, this book is what the Purpose Driven Life should have said. Read morePublished on March 18, 2010 by M. Dobbs