Hi Reader Friends! Welcome to David Telbat’s book review on William P. Farley’s book, Gospel Powered Humility.
Gospel Powered Humility
by Andrew P. Farley
“There are no verses exhorting us to build up our self image.”
This journey through the dangers of pride was a trek from which I’m still reeling. Never before did I realize how dangerous pride is in the life of a Christian—and how useful we can be to God when we take the low place before men, but especially, before God.
“We grow in humility by looking outward to God, not inward to self.”
Farley gives the reader a tour of the first chapters of Romans, reminding us of our past—not to encourage a negative view of self, but to see pride from God’s perspective.
When hell is discussed, I couldn’t help but squirm at a few false ideas I had. Appreciating God parallels humility, and Farley says the more real we see hell, the more sure we’ll want heaven here on earth.
Knowledge puffs up, and Farley visits the cross for our identification instead. The cross, he says, cannot be preached accurately unless one is growing in humility. Only the proud claim they have a handle on humility.
After some deep self-examination, this book caused me to draw closer to God. I recommend Gospel Powered Humility to all Christians as no one is beyond the pitfalls of pride. –D.I. Telbat
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