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176 pages
Jun 2010
Harvest House Publishers

Dying to Live: Abandoning Yourself to God's Bold Paradox

by Clayton King

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Clayton King presents a bold paradox within his book Dying to Live: in order truly to live, we must die to ourselves. King challenges his readers by asking provoking questions about the way we, as proclaimed Christians, live out each day. How do we spend our time and money? How much effort do we put into witnessing? What is our prayer life like? Are we evidencing the cause of Christ in our thoughts and behavior and plans and occupations?

King’s 165-page piece is packed with powerful examples of previous leaders, martyrs, and pastors who sacrificed everything for a much greater cause: God’s cause. It is within these messages that we begin to understand what it means to die for Christ. King makes it obvious that the commitment made by the apostles and disciples is not out of date in the 21st century.

Dying to Live states its point clearly. King is not afraid to step on toes or offend, but he also encourages lukewarm Christians to set their lives on fire for Christ.

Prepare yourself for a fast paced, well-written, and intuitive guide on how to die and lose everything, yet gain something much better in the process. – Nandy Rajanayakam,

Book Jacket:

Clayton King has spoken to two-million-plus people in 30 countries, including hundreds of thousands in the teen-to-thirties age group. Inspiring, humorous, energetic, he presents Christianity’s unchanging core message with new vividness and passion.

In Dying to Live, he challenges Christians to throw aside the “bigger, richer, more successful” paradigm and risk following Christ unreservedly. Readers will freshly see the joy of laying their lives down for the gospel as Clayton…

  • tells stories—his own and others’—that give poignant, attractive pictures of radical discipleship
  • considers why people are drawn to those willing to sacrifice themselves for others
  • examines Jesus’ paradox: that giving away your life is the only way to find it

Believers hungering for a life that’s worth dying for will be electrified by this passionate call to the bold virtues of living all-out for God, risking death, knowing their life is significant and their future is secure.