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Instruments In The Redeemer's Hand Book Review

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With Instruments In A The Redeemer’s Hands, Paul David Tripp seeks to help flawed believers fulfill their God-given role of becoming tools of change in the lives of other flawed believers. Tripp received a Master of Divinity from, what is now, Philadelphia Theological Seminary and his Doctorate of Ministry in Biblical Counseling from Westminster Theological Seminary. He is currently president of Paul Tripp Ministries whose stated mission is, "Connecting the transforming power of Jesus Christ to everyday life." He also serves as Executive Director of the Center for Pastoral Life and Care in Fort Worth, Texas. He is a pastor, a teacher, a sought-after speaker and a prolific author. His writings and lectures consistently display an intense personal conviction that Scripture is foundation of Christian living and ministry. His other books include What Did You Expect: Redeeming the Realities of Marriage, Dangerous Calling: Confronting the Unique Challenges of Pastoral Ministry, and Sex and Money: Pleasures That Leave You Empty and Grace That Satisfies. All of these develop his theme of Christ-centered Biblical Counseling through various emphases. He presents his arguments as an experienced theologian and counselor with an appreciation of the difficulties of exhortation and encouragement toward life-change even in the context of the church.
Summary
Tripp opens his book by declaring that the book is about, “How God uses people, who are themselves in need of change, as instruments of the same kind of change in others.” He states, “This book’s goal … is to help change the very culture of the church” (preface xi). Instruments in the Redeemer’s Hands is presented in two parts. In chapters 1-6 Tripp goes to great lengths to explain the Christ-centered good news of the gospel and progressive sanctification into Christlikeness as the true hope and joy and peace of all Christians. “The good news of the kingdom is not freedom from hardship, suffering, and loss. It is the news of a Redeemer who has come to rescue me from myself” (16). He painstakingly and thoroughly walks the reader through the Scriptural principle of sanctification. He guides the reader to think through the human condition beginning with Adam and Eve and our need for, “truth from outside,” ourselves (45). Tripp warns us of the clutter of competing interpretations of truth and the essential for biblical community to exhort one another as we battle the continuing presence of sin in our lives. Chapters 4 and 5 focus on the human heart as the central aim of change: “Every human being is a worshiper, in active pursuit of the thing that rules the heart. This worship shapes everything that we do and say, who we are and how we live. This is why the heart is always are target in personal ministry” (73). The reader is led to understand that our “horizontal conflicts,” are the result of the ongoing battle between our worldly desires and the kingdom of God Finally, the...

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