Big news! LibraryThing is now free to all! Read the blog post and discuss the change on Talk.
This site uses cookies to deliver our services, improve performance, for analytics, and (if not signed in) for advertising. By using LibraryThing you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your use of the site and services is subject to these policies and terms.
Hide this

Results from Google Books

Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.

Instruments in the Redeemer's Hands: People…

Instruments in the Redeemer's Hands: People in Need of Change Helping… (edition 2002)

by Paul David Tripp (Author)

MembersReviewsPopularityAverage ratingMentions
2,07675,347 (4.34)3
We might be relieved if God placed our sanctification only in the hands of trained professionals, but that is not his plan. Instead, through the ministry of every part of the body, the whole church will mature in Christ. Paul David Tripp helps us discover where change is needed in our own lives and the lives of others. Following the example of Jesus, Tripp reveals how to get to know people and how to lovingly speak truth to them. - Back cover.… (more)
Title:Instruments in the Redeemer's Hands: People in Need of Change Helping People in Need of Change (Resources for Changing Lives)
Authors:Paul David Tripp (Author)
Info:P & R Publishing (2002), Edition: 59885th, 376 pages
Collections:Your library

Work details

Instruments in the Redeemer's Hands by Paul David Tripp



Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book.

No current Talk conversations about this book.

» See also 3 mentions

Showing 1-5 of 7 (next | show all)
Just finished this. The book is written primarily for those who want do do Christian counseling (which is definitely not me). However, if you are a small group leader, there is a great deal in this book that is very helpful. It also has much wisdom for marriages and relationships in general. ( )
  JohnKaess | Jul 23, 2020 |
Great overview of the call for every believer to get engaged in the lives of others. Practical steps to help them apply the truth of Scripture in their situation. Must read! ( )
  HGButchWalker | Sep 21, 2016 |
This book is about Biblical counseling and explains the process for helping people to see themselves and their issues as God sees them in the light of Scripture. I can see how it can be useful and the author obviously has a wealth of personal experience in this area which he is now using to instruct others through his writing. It is a helpful resource.

The author rightly explains that the root of all problem behaviour is sin in the heart. However, he doesn't allow for medical/neurological problems which may contribute to wrongful thinking and behaviour. These can be deeply ingrained and the approach of the author in places is too simplistic/overlooks reality.

For a Christian, balance is needed to ensure we do not place too much emphasis on secular psychology and its solutions, but also where there are medical issues these need to be recognised and treated properly and not just explained away as sin in the heart.

The bottom line is that God can change anyone and deal with any of these issues but how God chooses to work in the life of a person may be different in each case.

( )
  sparkleandchico | Aug 31, 2016 |
  OCMCCP | Jan 2, 2015 |
A great book for learning how to speak to people's hearts rather than doing behavior modification. Tripp, though wordy at times, emphasizes the importance of incarnational ministry.

Key Quote = "We must not offer people a system of redemption, a set of insights and principles. We offer people a Redeemer.” ( )
  kdavidw | May 27, 2009 |
Showing 1-5 of 7 (next | show all)
no reviews | add a review
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Series (with order)
Canonical title
Original title
Alternative titles
Original publication date
Important places
Important events
Related movies
Awards and honors
To Tedd. Thanks for leading the way.
First words
PREFACE: What God has ordained for his church is both wonderful and sobering.
CHAPTER 1: What is the best news you can imagine?
Last words
(Click to show. Warning: May contain spoilers.)
(Click to show. Warning: May contain spoilers.)
Disambiguation notice
Publisher's editors
Publisher series
Original language
Canonical DDC/MDS

References to this work on external resources.

Wikipedia in English


No library descriptions found.

Book description
Haiku summary

Quick Links

Popular covers


Average: (4.34)
1 1
2 2
3 12
3.5 5
4 22
4.5 6
5 52

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.


About | Contact | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 148,863,112 books! | Top bar: Always visible