Review: Killing Us Softly (Efrem Smith)

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This book about discipleship talks about living differently than the world. It challenges us to think of our present reality as an upside-down world, not how we are supposed to live or where we should be comfortable. Our purpose while we live here is to demonstrate a different way to live and to invite others to look forward to a much better life in Heaven.

I enjoyed Smith’s writing style and found his illustrations insightful. I’ll be on the lookout for more of his writing, and I would definitely recommend this book.

Book Description: The Christian life is actually a kind of death. We die to ourselves, take up our cross, and follow Jesus. Dying in Christ, however, is an opportunity—to experience the comforting presence of the Holy Spirit as we spread the Good News of a God who loves us enough to save us and remake us in his image.

Efrem Smith helps us see that Christian discipleship is a counterintuitive life. In a world turned upside down by sin, God carefully and lovingly strips us of worldly values and turns us right-side up as good citizens and ambassadors of his Kingdom.

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