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Item #: K628

Pages: 226

Class: Hardcover

Price: $26.95

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

"Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest."
--Matthew 11:28


Christians know what Jesus Christ has done--but who is he? What is his deepest heart for his people, weary and faltering on their journey toward heaven? Jesus said he is "gentle and lowly in heart." This book reflects on these words, opening up a neglected yet central truth about who he is for sinners and sufferers today.

Endorsements:

I have read no book that more carefully, thoroughly, and tenderly displays Christs heart.
Paul David Tripp, President, Paul Tripp Ministries; author, New Morning Mercies and My Heart Cries Out

Gentle and Lowly comes from the pen of someone who has not just profited from reading the Puritansbut who, more importantly, has read the Bible under their tutelage. One short book can never be enough to convey all the glory of the character of Christ, but this book deftly unpacks something we often overlook: Christ is meek and lowly in heart and gives rest to those who labor and are burdened. Written with pastoral gentleness and quiet beauty, it teases out what twenty biblical texts contribute to this portrait of the heart of Christ, all of it brought together to bring comfort, strength, and rest to believers.
D. A. Carson, Cofounder and Theologian-at-Large, The Gospel Coalition

In this timely work, Dane Ortlund directs our attention back to the person of Jesus. Centered on the Scriptures and drawing upon the best of the Puritan tradition, Ortlund helps us see the heart of God as it is revealed to us in Christ. He reminds us not only of Jesuss promises of rest and comfort, but of the Bibles vision of Jesus: a kind and gracious King.
Russell Moore, President, The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention

The title of this book immediately evoked within me a sense of longing, hope, and gratitude. The message it contains is a balm for every heart that feels pierced by sin or sorrowwhether from within or without. It is an invitation to experience the sweet consolations of a Savior who moves toward us with tenderness and grace, when we know we deserve just the opposite from him.
Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth, author; Founder, Revive Our Hearts and True Woman

On the rough, rocky, and often dark path between the already and the not yet, there is nothing your weary heart needs more than to know the beauty of the heart of Jesus. It is that beauty that alone has the power to overwhelm all the ugly you will encounter along the way. I have read no book that more carefully, thoroughly, and tenderly displays Christs heart than what Dane Ortlund has written. As if I was listening to a great symphony, I was moved in different ways in different passages but left each feeling hugely blessed to know that what was being described was the heart of my Savior, my Lord, my Friend, and my Redeemer. I cant think of anyone in the family of God who wouldnt be greatly helped by spending time seeing the heart of Jesus through the eyes of such a gifted guide as Ortlund.
Paul David Tripp, President, Paul Tripp Ministries; author, New Morning Mercies and My Heart Cries Out

The Puritans breathed Christ-centered practices: they embraced the Bible as a lifeline, exercised it like a muscle, and relied upon it like a bulletproof vest. They knew how to hate their sin without hating themselves because they understood that Christs grace is an ever-present Person, a Person who understands our situation and our needs better than we do. They understood that we suffer because of sin. Dane Ortlund masterfully handles a treasure trove of Puritan wisdom and deftly presents it to the Christian reader. Read this book and pray that the Holy Spirit reveals Christ to you as the Puritans understood him, and you will be refreshed to understand Gods grace in a whole new way.
Rosaria Butterfield, Former Professor of English, Syracuse University; author, The Gospel Comes with a House Key