To Die For: The Dangerous Truth About Following Christ

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You had such expectations. Such hopes. Such plans. But life isn't working out the way you thought it would. Jesus answers the void with abundant LIFE. But to get it, you have to DIE—die to self and the quick fixes of this world.
Fact is, if you have nothing worth dying for, you have nothing really worth living for. In To Die For, Ryan Dobson passionately demonstrates what it means to die to self. We may never face physical death for our faith, but we're called to daily deny ourselves doses of this earthly existence. And to pursue the amazing LIFE Jesus promises.
Don't settle for AVERAGE. Get a LIFE . . . it's to die for.

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James C. Dobson, Ph.D., is founder and chairman of Focus on the Family, a nonprofit organization that produces his internationally syndicated radio programs, heard by more than 200 million people every day. He is seen on 80 television stations daily in the U.S. A licensed psychologist and licensed marriage, family, and child counselor, he is a clinical member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy and is listed in Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare. Dr. Dobson is married to Shirley and is the father of two grown children, Danae and Ryan. He resides in Colorado.

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In a colloquial style with all the subtlety of a two-by-four to the side of the head, Dobson, a surfer, skateboarder and motivational speaker who is a son of Focus on the Family's James Dobson, trumpets Christianity as the ultimate adrenaline rush: "You and I were born for excitement and adventure.... Anything else leaves us bored." Christ alone offers the abundant life to all who follow him, but the way is fraught with peril and temptation from Satan and his "evil world system"; Dobson dubs it "murderous war because our enemy is deadly." Furthermore, Christ calls his followers to die daily to their own desires so that they might live more fully for him; Dobson even says that Christ will call some to martyrdom. The book targets a young audience with its references to life in a rock band, The Lord of the Rings, professional wrestling and its central metaphor, skydiving. It offers writing for people who don't like to read: short sentences, sentence fragments and plenty of exclamation points. With its ragged and rugged portrait of the Christian as the world's true rebel, this brief, conspicuous book may draw teens and 20-somethings who are tired of boring religion.
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