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Johann Christoph Arnold: “the only way to truly overcome our fear of death”

12 July 2016

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“…it comes down to this: the only way to truly overcome our fear of death is to live life in such a way that its meaning cannot be taken away by death. It means fighting the impulse to live for ourselves, instead of for others. It means choosing generosity over greed. It also means living humbly, rather than seeking influence and power. Finally, it means being ready to die again and again — to ourselves, and to every self-serving opinion or agenda.”

Johann Christoph Arnold

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  1. 12 July 2016 1:04 pm

    A deep and beautiful quote from a much-loved pastor. Thank you for sharing. I’m the editor of Arnold’s books, and wondered if you’d enjoy seeing review copies of his most recent work. I have a few extra ARCs and would be happy to send. Just let me know at editor@plough.com if interested. Wishing you all the best, and thank you for your witness to faith. Maureen Swinger, Plough

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