Ask me what are the two most life-impacting … heart-nourishing … Awesome-Lord-revealing books I have ever read in my life beyond the Bible — and I can give you my answer in a split second. The first one is Dane Ortlund’s book, Gentle and Lowly: The Heart of Christ for Sinners and Sufferers.
If you haven’t read this book … you really-really-really need to. Here is the review I posted on Amazon. Oh, and when I checked most recently, there are 3,064 reviews — overwhelmingly 5 Star –– of this book on Amazon — that should tell you something! Almost no book on Amazon gets that many reviews!
5.0 out of 5 stars
A literary feast!
Reviewed in the United States on April 8, 2020
Dane Ortlund’s new book, Gentle and Lowly: The Heart of Christ for Sinners and Sufferers, now shares top place as my all-time favorite book in the “feed my soul” book category of my library.
In its 23 brief chapters, this book is filled with soul-nourishing insights on the heart of Jesus for every one of His followers. I love the way that in this book the key insights in each chapter are built out of texts of Scripture and are expressed in a manner which fuels personal worship of the Lord Jesus.
The uniqueness of this book is how it immerses the reader into the inner life of Jesus — with the aim of igniting the experiences of peace and joy as a deepened understanding of the infinite love of Christ for His redeemed people is unfolded.
I cannot recommend this book too highly! It is a literary feast of Christ-glorifying and believer-nourishing treasures that have been mined from texts throughout the Bible — as well as the foundational insights of a variety of Puritan writers — most extensively of which come from Thomas Goodwin in his book The Heart of Christ. Dane Ortlund’s new book will, I believe, become a classic in the years to come. It truly is that good! As a result, I want to commend Crossway for publishing this book as a hardback — as it is of such great value that I intend on coming back to its pages regularly as fuel for my growth in Christ.