The Smell of Sin: And the Fresh Air of Grace

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by Don Everts

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 soberingÑand 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 uncomfortable. But a collision with this hard truth may be just what you need.