How People Change
Timothy S. Lane & Paul David Tripp
This book can be downloaded and read in iBooks on your Mac or iOS device.
A changed heart is the bright promise of the gospel.
When the Bible talks about the gift of a new heart, it doesn't mean a heart that is immediately perfected, but a heart that is capable of being changed. Jesus' work on the cross targets our hearts, our core desires and motivations, and when our hearts change, our behavior changes. It's amazing to watch people who once seemed stuck in a pattern of words, choices, and behaviors start living in a new way as Christ changes their hearts.
Thank God for this uplifting book. It has reminded me that even in my earthly struggles, there is hope for my future if I remember to look at life through eternity. I have been redeemed. God is working out His plan in my life and I don't have to worry about my future. He is in control of my life because I accepted Him as not only Savior but as Lord. Only He can see the "big picture" and Only He knows what is best for me.
I really enjoyed this book because it looked at sin as something terrible, and looked at God’s transforming grace as something wonderful that every believer can apply to their life to grow more like Christ and less like themselves. I really appreciated the last chapter that applies the book to a local church setting. Awesome job!