How do Christians grow? Few question the call of the Bible to grow in godliness, but the answer to exactly how this happens is often elusive.
In this book, Dane Ortlund points believers to Christ, making the case that sanctification does not happen by doing more or becoming better, but by going deeper into the wondrous gospel truths that washed over them when they were first united to him.
Drawing on wisdom from figures throughout church history, Ortlund encourages readers to fix their gaze on Jesus in the battle against sin, casting themselves upon his grace and living out their invincible identity in Christ.
I took my time through this book, savoring the knowledge that Dane brought forth. He makes excellent points to grow deeper in your relationship with God. It was nice to read this balanced prespective and not some “new age-y” kind of thing. The key is scripture and getting into His Word, as Dane states in this quote: “So as you seek to grow in Christ by becoming a deeper human, accept and embrace the truth that you will go deeper with Christ no further then you go into Scripture.” And: “To read Scripture is to read of Christ. To read it is to hear his voice.”
I highlighted a lot more, but just know there is a lot of good stuff in here and if you want to grow deeper this is a launching point, not a landing. The Word of God is our landing.
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A copy of this book was given to me through Netgalley. All opinions are my own.