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Monday, February 13, 2012

Die Young

Michael and Hayley DiMarco have written a new book published by Crossway titled Die Young:  Burying Your Self In Christ.  

Hayley is the founder of Hungry Planet, where she writes and creates cutting-edge books that connect with the multitasking mind-set.  She has written numerous best-selling books for both teens and adults including God Girl, Mean Girls, Idol Girls, and Dateable.  She blogs regularly at  and disciples girls online at God Girl

Michael is the publisher at Hungry Planet and oversees cover and interior design as creative director.  He has written numerous best selling books for both teens and adults, including God Guy, Cupidity, Unstuff,  and All In.  He blogs regularly at

Michael and Hayley live with their daughter on the shores of Old Hickory Lake just outside of Nashville, TN.

In their most recent book, Die Young, the DiMarcos state that
"God wants you to die young today.  He wants you to take up your cross and follow him.  He wants you to deny yourself, to say 'no' to the promptings of your flesh and of this world and say 'yes' to the promptings of his Spirit.  To die young is to do all those things.  It is to give up you right to yourself so that no one can be your master buy God himself."
The basic message of the book is that it is not too late to turn to God and die to yourself no matter what stage you are in life.

While the book contains an important message and the DiMarcos have done a good job of making the layout of  Die Young trendy looking with cool graphics, the message is pretty simple.  When I say "simple", I mean that the book is grossly repetitive.  However, the interspersed testimonies by Michael and Hayley are a nice addition and help with the repetitiveness.

The book is short (only 173 pages).  Die Young would be good for use in Youth Sunday School classes and for discipleship with new believers.  You can order the book from Crossway by going HERE.  Read and excerpt from the book HERE

Trailer for Die Young:

Die Young. from Crossway on Vimeo.

*I received an Advanced Reader Copy of this book for the purpose of review from Crossway.

Happy Reading,


jodi said...

Someone just told me about Hayley's book "God Girl" this past week. I might check out her blog for my 7th graders, and possible this book! Thanks!