About A MILLION WAYS TO DIE
I love this cover though I'm not sure what it did for sales. Here's the gist of AMWTD: Jesus instructed his disciples to pick up their cross and follow him, but you don't have to move to Somalia to be a martyr. Every day comes with a dozen opportunities to die—deaths to self, deaths to pride, serving, humbling oneself, admitting your wrong, confessing you lied, etc.—and so all of us get to be martyrs. Not that death has any value, it's simply the only way to experience the resurrected Christ within us. That's what inflates death's value. And so the death of the Christian life is not a grand moment of extinction but a series of little deaths, little crosses...like Arlington Cemetery.
But once again death is not the point. If the Christian life is a string of little deaths, it's only because it is, more importantly, a string of little resurrections. So, that's the book in a nutshell, but it's well worth the read. I mean, I write lots of worthless things, but this isn't one of them.