Unto Death is 27-year-old Dalton Thomas' passionate plea for Christians today to turn their eyes to Jesus, see His all surpassing worth, and joyfully and boldly go to the most difficult places on earth with the proclamation of the gospel. More than just an emotional plea however, Thomas grounds his convictions in the Word of God and the testimony of followers of Christ who "loved not their lives even unto death (Rev. 12:11)". Along the way, we are reminded of the worth of Christ, the continual presence and purposes of God in the martyrdom of His saints, the joy, love and grace of martyrdom, the role of martyrdom in the fulfilling of the great commission (Mt. 18:19-20), and how the maturity of the church of Jesus hinges on our growth toward embracing the cost of following Christ, even unto death.
In spite of his youth (27 - I'm 37), Dalton Thomas writes clearly and convincingly about an essential issue for us in the church in the west today. I stumbled upon this book when my friend posted on his Facebook wall. I almost didn't read it because I had never heard of the guy. However, when I saw that one of the recommendations of the book came from David Sitton, I decided it would be worth my time. I'm glad I did. This is one of the best books I've read this year.
Here's a few quotes that grabbed my heart while reading:
"Death is a means. Christ is the end. Joy is the motive. And glorious is the journey."
"Though not every believer is called to give a martyr-witness, every believer is called to embrace a martyr-mentality, every Church a martyr-mandate, and every ministry a martyr-theology."
"The gospel is so valuable that no risk is unreasonable"
- Paperback: 194 pages
- Publisher: Independently Published (1 June 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1723825921
- ISBN-13: 978-1723825927
- Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 1.2 x 20.3 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 204 g
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- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 155,265 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)