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.
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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