Book Review: “New Morning Mercies”

New Morning Mercies: A Daily Gospel Devotional

by Paul David Tripp

Mike’s Rating:

5 out of 5 cups of coffee!

This review seems like it should start like the Dos Equis commercial, “I don’t always use a daily devotional book, but when I do…”

I find that I go through seasons of simply meditating on the Scriptures or a particular part of the Word on my own. This is good. But in some seasons I find that I, especially as a teacher & preacher of the Book, need another voice to draw my attention to things I might not be inclined to see on my own.

(I will add that I have a long-standing conviction that nobody should be teaching without also sitting under some teaching – even pastors and professors and such. When one is no longer learning, they have no business teaching.)

I have gone through a number of devotional books over the years. I have never been more engaged, encouraged, and reminded of the wonders of God’s grace by a devotional book than I have through this one. Paul David Tripp writes with a gentle spirit in a way that pulls me on without driving me. His handling of the Scriptures is, as I believe it should always be, careful and reverent. I think we share the perspective that the Word is powerful enough to be dangerous and must be applied like a scalpel only when the anesthetic of love is surely in place.

I could go on about it, but let me share with you a single morsel of this banquet of grace and truth:

It is very clear that no one gives grace better than a person who is deeply convinced of his own need of it and who is cogently aware of the grace he has been, and is being, given.

Paul David Tripp, “New Morning Mercies” (p. 44)

If you’re looking for a devotional guide for the new year, I heartily recommend to you this encouraging work by this mentor-at-a-distance of mine.

You can purchase “New Morning Mercies: A Daily Gospel Devotional” through these Amazon links:

Hardcover – https://amzn.to/3HYqpuE

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Audiobook – https://amzn.to/3jgS0Nk

(Note: I do receive a small commission on sales through these links!)

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