The Smell of Sin

The Smell of Sin

and the Fresh Air of Grace

by Don Everts

The Smell of Sin
  • Length: 141 pages
  • Published: January 03, 2003
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  • ISBN: 978-0-8308-2389-5
  • Item Code: 2389
  • Case Quantity: 68
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An old man saws through his right ankle.

A smooth-skinned boy lies to his father's face.

Fetid tombs, harsh slavery, fatal choking . . . these images come right from the words of Jesus! They are word pictures Jesus asks listeners to imagine.

But why?

Why did Jesus paint such vivid pictures when he talked about sin? And why did he make them so sobering—and downright gory at times?

In The Smell of Sin, Don Everts seriously tackles these stark images, coming face to face with Jesus' clear, graphic theology of sin. It's a view of sin that might make you uncomforable. But a collision with this hard truth may be just what you need.

"Profound and haunting. Don't read this book if you enjoy the casual Christian life. As for me, I'll never 'smell' sin the same way again."

Doug Scott, weekend producer, Axis, Willow Creek Community Church


Why You Shouldn't Read This Book

Book One: Why Smell Sin?
1. But I Like My Eyeballs
2. Smelling Sin

Book Two: Blowing Our Theological Noses
3. Santa Claus
4. Chalk Dust
5. Popcorn

Book Three: The Smell of Sin
6. Spitting on Mom
7. Revolt of the Branches
8. Dizzy Me
9. Playing in the Grave
10. A Carpenter's Nightmare
11. Life with Chains
12. The Stench Within

Book Four: The Fresh Air of Grace
13. Cry
14. Worship
15. Know
16. Sweat
17. Laugh
18. Run


Don Everts

Don Everts is reluctant to call himself an evangelist, but for decades he has found himself talking about Jesus with all sorts of skeptical and curious people. He is a writer for Lutheran Hour Ministries and teaching pastor at Bonhomme Presbyterian Church in St. Louis, Missouri. He has also been a speaker and trainer for Alpha and InterVarsity Christian Fellowship. His many books include Jesus with Dirty Feet, I Once Was Lost, The Reluctant Witness, and The Spiritually Vibrant Home.

He and his wife, Wendy, live in a neighborhood founded over two hundred years ago that now has two public schools, four churches, one mosque, one Hindu temple, and both a Costco and a Walmart. 

BY Don Everts