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I Shall Not Die, But Live

Facing Death With Gospel Hope

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Weight .9 lbs
Dimensions 7.5 x 5 x 1.12 in
Format

Book

isbn

9781848717114

page-count

360

topic

Encouragement, Faith

binding

Cloth-bound

Original Pub Date

2016

Banner Pub Date

Dec 13, 2016

Endorsements

‘…a powerful testimony to the Lord’s grace through suffering.’ — TIM CHALLIES

‘We warmly commend this book to comfort the hearts of those who have but a little while longer on this earth. Pastors, busy with visiting church members and others in difficulty, often inquire as to where they may point those who need fresh faith and hope in the midst of serious illness. Here is an excellent resource; within these blogs are hints of pastoral sources. [I Shall Not Die, But Live] is also suited to aid those in search of spiritual blessings, regardless of their circumstances in this life.’ — WALTER J. CHANTRY

Book Description

‘“Depend upon it, Sir”, said Dr Samuel Johnson, “when a man knows he is to be hanged in a fortnight, it concentrates his mind wonderfully.” Something similar may be said of a man who is diagnosed with an incurable disease which normally carries a prognosis of about six months.

‘But if that is true, what kind of self-delusion would lead him to the text that forms the title to this book: “I shall not die, but live …”? Not, certainly, any thought of dodging the arrow that has brought down every man since the fall of Adam. Rather, it is the thought that he must now focus on the things that really matter, together with the conviction that, in sober reality, he will not die till his work is done, till the things that God has intended he should accomplish are accomplished. Till then, “I shall not die, but live”; and what could be more worth doing than what the Psalmist speaks of next: “and declare
the works of the Lord”?

So wrote Douglas Taylor as he began his blog, ‘Works Worth Declaring’ on June 7, 2011. For the next three years, until his last and 651st post on May 8, 2014, he was enabled to testify to God’s saving and keeping grace.

In so doing his words had a profound impact on many around the world. ‘Thank you, Douglas for your wonderful blog. It has taught and encouraged me so much’, one lady wrote. Another noted, ‘I am so happy to have found your blog! I have a friend who is on her own journey with cancer … I sent the link to your blog to my friend.’ A reader from Louisville, Kentucky, wrote to Douglas to say, ‘I just found your blog and it brought tremendous encouragement to see your unwavering faith in the goodness of our God.’

This selection of about 245 blog posts is full of gospel comfort. It will minister fresh hope to those who, like Douglas Taylor, may have only a short time left on this earth. But it will also be very helpful to busy pastors who often inquire as to where they can point those who need fresh faith and hope in the midst of serious illness. Here is an excellent resource, the focus of which is not on a dying man but on the living Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ, who has ‘abolished death’ and ‘brought life and immortality to light through the gospel’ (2 Tim 1:10).

Table of Contents Expand ↓

Foreword by Walter J. Chantry xvii
Introduction: Douglas Taylor (1948–2014) xix
Author’s Preface xxvii
7 June 2011 to 29 June 2011 1
1 July 2011 to 30 July 2011 19
1 August 2011 to 31 August 2011 45
1 September 2011 to 29 September 2011 70
1 October 2011 to 29 October 2011 85
3 November 2011 to 26 November 2011 109
1 December 2011 to 24 December 2011 129
2 January 2012 to 27 January 2012 144
3 February 2012 to 22 February 2012 156
1 March 2012 to 29 March 2012 161
2 April 2012 to 30 April 2012 169
4 May 2012 to 30 May 2012 181
1 June 2012 to 26 June 2012 192
10 July 2012 to 20 July 2012 203
18 August 2012 to 30 August 2012 210
5 September 2012 to 25 September 2012 216
1 October 2012 to 27 October 2012 221
9 November 2012 to 27 November 2012 236
4 December 2012 to 27 December 2012 241
1 January 2013 to 29 January 2013 245
9 February 2013 251
5 March 2013 to 30 March 2013 253
3 April 2013 to 22 April 2013 258
1 May 2013 to 25 May 2013 266
6 June 2013 to 26 June 2013 275
2 July 2013 to 31 July 2013 282
2 August 2013 to 30 August 2013 299
11 September 2013 to 30 September 2013 312
2 October 2013 to 11 October 2013 318
11 November 2013 to 25 November 2013 321
1 January 2014 to 3 January 2014 327
12 April 2014 to 23 April 2014 329
8 May 2014 330
17 June 2014 331

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