We are not just isolated individuals. Instead, our lives are woven together with others. We have solidarity with other people—the choices one person makes affects the lives of others, for good and for bad.
Because much of the pain we endure in life is in the context of relationships, this truth often strikes us as unfair. Why should a child suffer because of the choices of his parents? And on a grander scale, why do we all suffer the curse of Adam’s sin? Why should anyone be judged for someone else’s sin?
In Bound Together, Chris Brauns unpacks the truth that we are bound to one another and to the whole of creation. He calls this, “the principle of the rope.” Grasping this foundational principle sheds new light on marriage, the dynamics of family relationships, and the reason why everyone lives with the consequences of the sins that others commit. Brauns shows how the principle of the rope is both bad news and good news, revealing a depth to the message of the gospel that many of us have never seen before.
About the Author:
Chris Brauns, MDiv, DMin, is the senior pastor at the Congregational Christian Church of Stillman Valley, IL. His other books include Unpacking Forgiveness and When the Word Leads Your Pastoral Search. Chris blogs at www.chrisbrauns.com.
Praise for Bound Together:
“In Bound Together Chris Brauns cleverly unpacks two key theological concepts-union with Christ and original sin-and manages to explain them in a way that readers of any level and experience can understand. Highly recommended.”
-Michael Horton, author of The Christian Faith
“No man is an island. But it takes a bold writer to try to convince our hyperindividualistic age. Chris Brauns sketches out a recovery plan informed by God’s word that will help us rebuild the relations so vital to human flourishing and so often forsaken today.”
-Collin Hansen, editorial director of The Gospel Coalition and author of Young, Restless, Reformed
- Publisher: Zondervan (2013)
- ISBN: 9780310495116
- Page Count: 208
Blog Tour Details:
- Tour Dates: April 8 to April 26, 2013
- Available Formats: Paperback (US and Canada Only)
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