Why Sin Matters (McMinn): a book review

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Why Sin Matters: The Surprising Relationship Between Our Sin and God’s Grace, by Mark R. McMinn, 179 pages, was published in 2004—almost ten years ago.

Why Sin Matters

How I First Encountered Why Sin Matters

I was a final judge for the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association (ECPA) book awards in the theology category. When I received the five books I was to review, I was discouraged to find that one of them was about sin. I had read so many books and heard so many sermons against sin and sinners that I did not look forward to reading another one. I thought this negative approach was misguided and counter-productive, though at the time I had not clearly defined my own way to discuss sin.

Then I read the book. It was one of those incredible experiences that catches one completely by surprise; it was refreshing! McMinn was the first author…

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My name is James Pate. This blog is about my journey. I read books. I watch movies and TV shows. I go to church. I try to find meaning. And, when I can’t do that, I just talk about stuff that I find interesting. I have degrees in fields of religious studies. I have an M.Phil. in the History of Biblical Interpretation from Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati, Ohio. I also have an M.A. in Hebrew Bible from Jewish Theological Seminary, an M.Div. from Harvard Divinity School, and a B.A. from DePauw University.
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2 Responses to Why Sin Matters (McMinn): a book review

  1. Thanks for sharing this book James. I am glad you thought it useful!


  2. jamesbradfordpate says:

    My pleasure, Tim!


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