Impossible Christianity: Why Following Jesus Does Not Mean You Have to Change the World, Be an Expert in Everything, Accept Spiritual Failure, and Feel Miserable Pretty Much All the Time

By Kevin DeYoung

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Impossible Christianity: Why Following Jesus Does Not Mean You Have to Change the World, Be an Expert in Everything, Accept Spiritual Failure, and Feel Miserable Pretty Much All the Time

By Kevin DeYoung

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Bestselling Author Kevin DeYoung Offers Hope for Those Who Feel Like Christianity Has Become Hopelessly Crushing and Complex 

The apostle Paul described the Christian life as a race, but to many believers it feels more like a punishing obstacle course. Fearing they’ll never be able to do enough or give enough or be enough, they see themselves as spiritual failures. But Scripture offers good news: even in ordinary life, Christians can be faithful, fruitful, and pleasing to God.

Impossible Christianity reassures readers that they don’t need to feel a collective sense of guilt for sins in the past and solve every societal problem in the present. Through biblical wisdom and engaging personal stories, Kevin DeYoung challenges the misconception that we need 40 hours in the day just to be good Christians. By reflecting on what Jesus actually taught about Christian discipleship, readers will be newly encouraged to pursue single-minded devotion to God and find lasting joy in a life of sincere and simple obedience.

  • By Bestselling Writer Kevin DeYoung: Author of books including The Biggest Story; Just Do Something; and Crazy Busy
  • Applicable: Written in a conversational tone, this book addresses Christian life issues including guilt, corporate responsibility, personal disciplines, assurance of salvation, and righteousness
  • Offers Strength for Weary Christians: Helps believers answer the question, Can we please God and live a happy life in this anxious age?

Author:

Kevin DeYoung

Kevin DeYoung (PhD, University of Leicester) is the senior pastor at Christ Covenant Church in Matthews, North Carolina, and associate professor of systematic theology at Reformed Theological Seminary, Charlotte. He has written books for children, adults, and academics, including Just Do Something; Crazy Busy; and The Biggest Story. Kevin and his wife, Trisha, have nine children.

Product Details

Format: Hardcover w/ Jacket
Page Count: 160
Size: 5.0 in x 7.0 in
Weight: 9.0 ounces
ISBN-10: 1-4335-8534-0
ISBN-13: 978-1-4335-8534-0
ISBN-UPC: 9781433585340
Case Quantity: 10
Published: August 15, 2023

Table of Contents

Introduction: Is Christianity Supposed to Feel Impossible?
 
Chapter 1: How (Not) to Make Christianity Possible
Chapter 2: Who Is It That Overcomes the World?
Chapter 3: Never Enough
Chapter 4: The Camel in the Room
Chapter 5: The Infinite Extensibility of Guilt
Chapter 6: Sermon (of Misery?) on the Mount
Chapter 7: Pleasing and Thank You
Chapter 8: The Quiet Life