To help us better understand and incorporate victorious Christian living into our lives, Major W. Ian Thomas combines in one volume The Saving Life of Christ, which examines the implications of Christ's life and death, and The Mystery of Godliness, an exploration of the fact that godliness is a mystery. ``God did not die just to save us from the consequences of a bad past or past failure, but to 'clear the decks' for divine action in our lives.`` The Saving Life of Christ contains a warning that our response to Jesus Christ will determine our condition ``in the sights of God . . . redeemed or condemned.`` The Mystery of Godliness offers old and new considerations about the nature of godliness in thought-provoking discussions such as How to Do the Impossible and How Much are You Worth?