For when we died with Christ we were set free from the power of sin. And since we died with Christ, we know we will also live with him. – Romans 6:7-8
Total surrender to God: the surprising key to experiencing the sense of peace and purpose you crave.
There is a gnawing feeling inside all of us that says we could be better. If we would just be more organized or work a little harder, we’d finally have the rich and fulfilling life we want.
But the message of the cross is different.
The message is not one of God saying, “I died for your sins to work as a consultant to help you achieve the life you’re determined to have.” Jesus died to reconcile us to God so that we can die and give our lives to him and to others—a total surrender that is truly a beautiful defeat!
Perspective and peace in the midst of the stormy chaos of life are always available to the person who lives a surrendered life. The result is a rich existence basking in the pleasure and approval of God.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book, and learned a lot from it, too. Whether you are a new Christian, a struggling Christian, or just feeling stagnant in your Christian walk, this book will give you practical ways to grow closer to God through surrender. You will have a much stronger faith when you are done. Each of the 10 chapters ends with an “Action Step” that is clear and concise, and a prayer for God’s help.
The author, Kevin Malarkey (with Matthew Jacobson) approaches each topic with honesty, sincerity and a call for us to do the same. It’s a very comfortable and comforting book to read. I highly recommend this book, and am so excited to give away my copy today! Enter below for a chance to win.A Beautiful Defeat Book
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