The Smell of Sin: and the Fresh Air of Grace, By Don Everts

The Smell of Sin

and the Fresh Air of Grace

by Don Everts

The Smell of Sin
  • Length: 141 pages
  • Published: January 03, 2003
  • Imprint: IVP
  • Item Code: 2389
  • ISBN: 9780830823895

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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



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Don Everts

Don Everts is the senior pastor of First & Calvary Presbyterian Church in Springfield, Missouri, and is a writer for Lutheran Hour Ministries and the Hopeful Neighborhood Project. Don has spent almost three decades helping people on college campuses and in the local church become good stewards of their God-given gifts. Along the way, his wife, Wendy, has been helping Don do the same. His many books include The Reluctant Witness, The Spiritually Vibrant Home, and The Hopeful Neighborhood, all of which feature original research from Barna and biblical insights for our everyday lives.