‘There is a reason why a book like Jerry Bridges’ The Blessing of Humility matters so much. The depth of personal spirituality represented here is not in our DNA. We must rediscover it afresh in every generation, and it is not easy to learn and not easy to retain. As a result, we are always one generation away from losing the personal tenderness of heart that Jerry Bridges and his generation, at their best, represented… Right now we who identify with TGC [The Gospel Coalition] are experiencing a theological resurgence. God is helping us all to recover the wonderful doctrines of justification by faith alone, substitution, imputation, union with Christ, and other truths clustered around the grace of God in the gospel. This resurgence is, for me, greatly encouraging. But doctrinal recovery alone is not enough. We need personal revival too. We need our hearts subdued to Christ and reinvigorated by Christ and alive to Christ. We need the best spirituality as well as the best theology, for the blessing to continue.’
-Ray Ortlund, Jr.
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