Last month, Richard Beck announced that Fuller Theological Seminary’s The Burner Blog was giving away copies of his book, The Slavery of Death. I have enjoyed his blog, so thought reading a full book would be interesting. In exchange for a free copy, participation in the blog discussion was encouraged.
The Slavery of Death delves into the idea that we make decisions and shape our lives around a fear of death. Our desire to leave a mark on society, success-driven mentalities, and an outlook of greatness can all be traced to this fear of being unknown – of death. This book shifted my outlook on what motivates me and how I view opportunities. As Frank and I have talked about our future goals and how we want our lifestyle to look as our family grows, this has given me a new lens with which to view our goals and motivations behind them.
Today, I am over at The Burner, offering some reflection on Chapter 8. Even if you haven’t read the book, click on over to join the discussion!