Book Review: Humble Orthodoxy (Joshua Harris)

This small book–seriously.. it’s only 66 pages–touches at the heart of what it looks like to hold a high view of Truth and who God is while not putting others down. This book hits at the heart of what it looks like to love God and love People and I found it a helpful reminder.

The writing style is direct and fluid, and it jumps right in to the topic–which, being so short, it sort of has to. There’s also a study guide at the end of it which helps you practically engage in the content matter of the book.

Most helpful, I believe, is the book’s centrality on how it’s possible to have right doctrine about God and right zeal for God and still miss it (drawing the example from the Pharisees). What matters, as well, is how we handle those two. As representatives of Christ we must be characterized by humility and realize that our position in Him has nothing to do with us, and everything to do with Christ. Knowing this will position us to seek to love and serve well, rather than lord over others as if we are any better.

A complimentary copy of this book was provided for review purposes by Multnomah Publishing. I was not required to post a positive review and the views expressed in this review are my own.

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