In this episode, we sit down with Fiona and Terryl Givens to explore their new book, All Things New: Rethinking Sin, Salvation, and Everything in Between.
Fiona and Terryl believe this is the most important book they’ve written. It is, as one prominent reviewer commented, a “game changer.”
All Things New first traces the roots of our religious vocabulary and shows how much of it has become unmoored from its original foundations. They show how damaging ideas and traditions from centuries past have worked their way into our language, compromising the original message of Christ.
The book then dives into specific ways we might reformulate our language in healthy and inspiring ways as the Restoration rolls forth. Words like salvation, heaven, the fall, obedience, sin, justice, repentance, forgiveness, atonement, grace, worthiness and judgment are re-examined and illuminated.
This book is healing and hopeful–even paradigm shifting. Deeply thoughtful and beautifully written. You can pick up a copy at Deseret Book, or on Amazon, Audible, and Apple Books. Once you do, we’re confident you’ll have a tough time putting it down.
This episode was such a warm, enjoyable and fascinating conversation. We loved hearing more about how the idea for the book originated and what Fiona and Terryl hope might result from it. We’re thrilled to bring it to you.