Gentle and Lowly: The Heart of Christ for Sinners and Sufferers

Gentle and Lowly: The Heart of Christ for Sinners and Sufferers

Christians know that God loves them, but often think that he is perpetually disappointed and frustrated, maybe even close to giving up on them. As a result, they focus a lot on what Jesus has done to appease God's wrath for sin. But how does Jesus Christ actually feel about his people amid all their sins and failures? This book draws us to Matthew 11, where Jesus describes himself as "gentle and lowly in heart," longing for his people to find rest in him. The gospel is primarily about God's heart drawn to his people, a heart of tender love for the sinful and suffering. These chapters take readers into the depths of Christ's very heart for sinners, diving deep into Bible passages that speak of who Christ is and encouraging readers with the affections of Christ for his people. His longing heart for sinners will comfort and sustain readers in their up-and-down lives.

Title:Gentle and Lowly: The Heart of Christ for Sinners and Sufferers
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    Gentle and Lowly: The Heart of Christ for Sinners and Sufferers Reviews

  • Matt

    Not since Sinclair Ferguson’s “The Whole Christ” has a book so invigorated my drowsy heart with the wonder of God’s love. This may well end up being my Christian book of the year. Seriously: g...

  • Jared Wilson

    Exceptional and exquisite. My front-runner for favorite book of 2020. Read my friend David McLemore's review at For The Church here: https://ftc.co/resource-library/blog-......

  • Kevin Halloran

    The hype is real. Is it any surprise that a book on the heart of Christ would be so heartwarming? What a beautiful Savior!...

  • Jon Pentecost

    Ortlund writes like a modern-day Puritan.Deep, wonderful reflections on God's patience, gentle, loving steadfastness towards sinners who have taken refuge in Christ. A great example of how much can be...

  • Tori Samar

    "The Christian life, from one angle, is the long journey of letting our natural assumption about who God is, over many decades, fall away, being slowly replaced with God’s own insistence on who he i...

  • Peter Dray

    Outstanding. My favourite read of 2020 so far by a country mile.With help from the Puritans - especially Sibbes, Bunyan, Edwards and Goodwin - Dane Ortlund unpacks Scriptural teaching about the heart ...

  • John Pate

    Plenty of great books have been written about the work of Christ, but this is the first book I've read that is entirely devoted to the heart of Christ. With the help of Scripture-immersed puritans (an...

  • Kaley

    This book responds to the stern rebuke I remember hearing at Christian youth camp ("Jesus is NOT your bff") with a gentle, well-researched, scripturally-defended, beautifully-articulated..."perhaps, b...

  • Phil

    Found that this was already available as an audiobook on Scribd. It became my commute listen for a few weeks and although I really enjoyed it, it is the kind of book that is better consumed in paper f...

  • Shannon

    This book is an answer to prayer. I feel God's love in the very fact that this book exists, and in the timing with which it came into my life.My experience reading was to think with every chapter, "Th...