Sam Storms, A Dozen Things God Did With Your Sin (Wheaton: Crossway Books, 2022), 216 pp.
“The life, death, and resurrection of Jesus are thus to be seen as the pivotal chapter in the unfolding story of God’s redemptive purpose for humanity.” So, says Sam Storms in his recent book, A Dozen Things God Did With Your Sin. Storms masterfully unpacks the gospel in a way that is readable, compelling, and biblical.
The author’s aim is to encourage readers who struggle with embracing their identity in Christ: “It comes down to one thing and one thing only: you and I have failed to believe what God himself says he has done with our sins.” To help overcome this massive theological blunder, the author draws a crucial distinction between our eternal union with God and our experiential communion with him. The remainder of the book draws on this distinction and reminds readers that:
- Their sins have been forgiven.
- They are adopted by God.
- They are ransomed from the power and penalty of sin.
- They are in union with Christ – forever.
- They are reconciled to God.
- They have been delivered from the wrath of God.
- They are seated together with Christ in heavenly places.
Storms adds, “My union with God is unchanged by my sin, but my communion with God certainly suffers … My capacity to enjoy and feel the glory of being a child of God can be undermined by unrepentant sin.”
With the proper biblical foundation in place, the author unveils twelve things that God did with our sin. Each chapter unfolds God’s activity and highlights the redemptive benefits of Christ and his gospel.
The book concludes by revealing three things God doesn’t and never will do with our sin. In the end, A Dozen Things God Did With Your Sin is an elaborate explanation of the gospel of Jesus Christ. It is a book that should be read and studied over and over again. Sam Storms should be applauded for writing such an accessible book that can be absorbed by people in the pew and passed along to the next generation!
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