My Heart Cries Out: Gospel Meditations For Everyday Life
"My hope is that this volume will help you to see the Savior more clearly, to understand his grace more deeply, to confess your struggle more honestly, to worship him more fully, and to find in these meditations the motivation...
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"My hope is that this volume will help you to see the Savior more clearly, to understand his grace more deeply, to confess your struggle more honestly, to worship him more fully, and to find in these meditations the motivation to continue to follow the Savior even when he's leading you into unexpected and hard places." -Paul David Tripp
Best-selling author Paul David Tripp invites you into his personal reflections on his experience of God's ever-present grace through the ups and downs of his life. He shares his celebrations, disappointments, cries for help, confessions, and confusions in the form of 120 meditations that were written over many years through various joys and struggles.
Vulnerable yet pastoral and wise, these meditations in the form of verse showcase how God's amazing grace intersects with the mundane, unexpected, messy, and beautiful moments of everyday life.
"Poetry is the expression of the heart and mind of a person. When that person reflects on the person and work of Jesus, the expression is hopeful and redemptive. As an artist who uses words as expression, I found joy in reading My Heart Cries Out. This work connects with the human condition in a unique and awesome way." Lecrae, hip-hop recording artist
"For some years now, Paul Tripp has delivered soul-reaching wisdom and timeless encouragement centered around the gospel and grace of Jesus, from which I have greatly benefited. It doesn't take much reading of Tripp's work to recognize that under his skin there is an artist lurking. In this collection of meditations, he artfully paints pictures that resonate deep in our souls as he walks with us through the pain and struggles of this world while also helping us see the glory of God's grace." TobyMac, hip-hop recording artist; music producer; songwriter
"As with a timeless hymn lyric, Tripp has the great ability to grasp the vast riches of biblical truth and distill it for us in creative, compelling, and wonderfully practical ways. His writing has regularly shaped how we think as individuals, parents, and songwriters." Keith and Kristyn Getty, hymn writers; recording artists
"One of Paul Tripp's great gifts to us is his ability to communicate profound truths in ways that are not only clear and searching, but also beautiful. With this collection of poems and meditations, he leans in to that gift to give us something that is, on the one hand, completely new, and on the other, familiar in its wisdom, insight, and honesty." Russ Ramsey, Pastor, Christ Presbyterian Church, Nashville, Tennessee; author, Retelling the Story series
"As I read these meditations, I couldn't help but wonder if they are the types of prayers the Holy Spirit speaks on our behalf when our groans are too deep for words. My Heart Cries Out is a beautiful, honest, and grace-filled collection of reflections from a heart that has been near to the Lord for many years. Your heart will cry out indeed-cry out for joy and thanksgiving as you read the pages of this wonderful book." Trillia Newbell, author, Sacred Endurance; If God Is for Us; and God's Very Good Idea
"So often these days, Christianity is presented solely as an intellectual enterprise, a faith that speaks only to the mind. But the Christian faith is so much more. God wants more than your thought life; he wants your emotional life too. He wants and demands all of your life. That is why Paul Tripp's My Heart Cries Out is such a needed project for today. Not only are the words in this book beautiful, they are beautifully honest. In My Heart Cries Out, Tripp will help you think, feel, and live out your love for God." Thomas J. Terry, Director, Humble Beast; member, Beautiful Eulogy; Lead Pastor, Trinity Church of Portland
"As a sage with scars, Paul Tripp offers us contemplation, transparency, beauty, and verse spoken straight from his soul. But the impact of this book surfaces not in the scope of Tripp's gifts or weakness but in the page-by-page celebration of God's unrelenting grace. If you're looking for a daily, creative, and soul-nourishing drip of gospel truth, feast upon the pages of this book!" Dave Harvey, Teaching Pastor, Summit Church, Fort Myers, Florida; author, When Sinners Say "I Do" and Letting Go
"Art and poetry allow truth to enter the mind through the imagination where intellect often builds a wall of resistance. In this relatable anthology, Paul Tripp explores the tension between the 'already' and the 'not yet' in such a way that comforts the conscience and highlights the sweetness of God's forgiveness. In each meditation, you will find yourself. In each meditation, you will find Christ." Flame, Grammy-nominated recording artist
"This book is theologically rich, biblically faithful, and devotionally nourishing for the soul. My heart was stirred, and my love for the Savior inflamed! Read and be blessed. Read and worship." Daniel L. Akin, President, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
Best-selling author Paul David Tripp has much experience of God's grace in the ups and downs of everyday life. In this book, he invites readers into his personal reflections on his journey of faith during various seasons of his life. He shares his celebrations, disappointments, cries for help, confessions, and confusions in the form of 117 poems that were written over many years in various seasons. Vulnerable yet pastoral and wise, these poems showcase how God's amazing grace intersects with the mundane, unexpected, and messy moments of everyday life.
Paul D. Tripp (D.Min., Westminster Theological Seminary) is Professor of Pastoral Life and Care at Redeemer Seminary, Dallas TX. Previously he was a counselor and Director of Changing Lives Ministries at the Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation in Glenside, PA, and a Lecturer in Practical Theology at Westminster Theological Seminary, PA.
He is the author of Instruments in the Redeemers Hands; War of Words: Getting to the Heart of Our Communication Struggles; Age of Opportunity: A Biblical Guide to Parenting Teens; Lost in the Middle: Midlife and the Grace of God; How People Change (co-author); Relationships: A Mess Worth Making (co-author); A Quest for More: Living for Something Bigger Than You; Whiter Than Snow: Meditations on Sin and Mercy; A Shelter in the Time of Storm: Meditations on God and Trouble; Broken Down House: Living Productively in a World Gone Bad and most recently What did you expect?: Redeeming the realities of marriage.
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