From Death To Life by John Cobb

December 10, 2018

By Olivia Roberts


One of my favorite book friends totally loved this book and it went in my stack without any hesitations. She and I might not see eye-to-eye in all things, but we be in sympathy that books are pretty much the best things since everything. This was a delightful happenstance of a book. I was at the library searching for an entirely different novel, and when it wasn't there I happened to glance down and saw From Death To Life.

I ate this book up. It had the potential to be life-changing. For the past thirty years, author John J. Cobb has committed himself to teaching the foundational truths of the Christian faith. In this study, he wanders through some of the core doctrines of Christianity, including God's doctrine, sin, justification, and predestination. "From Death to Life" represents his passion for the accuracy and purity of God's word. It continues his quest to comprehend the immense love God has for his family. Through reading and understanding these doctrines, Christians can strengthen their faith and rediscover their love for God and His word.

I was incredibly moved by this book. I read it quickly, but the information was written in such an accessible and approachable manner, it was wonderful. I found myself breezing through the first half, but when the second half started I slowed down and really started pondering the words. It felt like the first half of a book, the part intended to motivate the reader into making a change, and I am already super motivated. I love books that change the way I think in a positive way and this was definitely one of them. It invited me to question my own virtue and, in doing so, opened up windows of thought that I had to bend my brain around. In short, I liked this book and would recommend it as an important, truth-filled, and uplifting read. 

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