Saturday, December 31, 2016

New Morning Mercies by Paul David Tripp

I have just finished reading a devotional like no other. This book is not filled with sentimental sweetness. It contains hard hitting messages reminding me of the essential truths of my faith walk.

Tripp writes in the Introduction, “When amazing realities of the gospel quit commanding your attention, your awe, and your worship, other things in your life will capture your attention instead.” These 365 devotions drew me back to the amazing realities of the gospel.

He reminded me of the sin still within me and the daily grace of God offered to me. He reminded me of the mercies of God that come to me moment by moment. He reminded me of my need for a Savior and the amazing truth of salvation.

I was not so excited about the free verse entries Tripp has made, but those are few. In general, each devotion is a clear reminder of the nature of my salvation, the gift of God, and the sustaining gifts of grace and mercy. I'll be going through it again this coming year, it's that good.

I recommend this devotional to those who want a daily serious and stimulating insight into the Christian faith and walk.

You can't live to meet all your needs and live to serve Christ at the same time.”

My rating: 5/5 stars.

Paul David Tripp (DMin, Western Theological Seminary) is a bestselling author and president of Paul Tripp Ministries. He also serves as the executive director of the Center for Pastoral Life and Care in Fort Worth, Texas, and has taught at respected institutions worldwide. He and his wife live in Philadelphia and have four grown children. You can find out more at http://www.paultripp.com/.

Crossway, 384 pages.
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