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-......

  • Barnabas Piper

    Like reading Brennan Manning crossed with the puritans - beautiful and brilliant. ...

  • Heather Wood

    I first heard about this book when my pastor recommended it and read a Bunyan quote from it. Since my pastor is constantly pointing us to Jesus, I knew it must be worthwhile. This book is neither mild...

  • 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!...

  • J. Rutherford

    I am currently working on a PhD in the area of Christology, love my Lord Jesus Christ, and delight to see Him clearly in Scripture. For this reason, I was delighted to receive a copy of Dane Ortlunds...

  • Laura

    I hesitate to offer a review, for fear that my words might understate the effect this book has had on me. I’ve been surrounded by Jesus and people who love Jesus my whole life. And yet I’ve rarely...

  • 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...

  • Ivan

    I read this book slowly over the course of months—which I think is the best way to read this work, reflecting on the heart of Christ “for sinners and sufferers.” Distilling the best of John Calv...

  • Mark Jr.

    Warm, careful, biblical, Puritan in the very best sense—which should be the only sense....