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Saturday, March 16, 2013

Book Review: Philip G. Ryken and Noah J. Toly - What is mercy ministry?

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/417Fqj4T0mL._SL500_AA300_.jpgThis is the forth book I have read in the Basics of Faith Series. Each booklet takes a doctrine and explains it in easy to understand language. This one is no exception.

What is mercy ministry? shows us what ministry to those who are in need looks like. So many times we go to church week after week and never see the needs around us.

So many are hungry and in need of clothing. We are not only called to take the gospel to these, but we are also to feed and cloth them. We are to imitate the love of God. If God saved us and had mercy on us, are we not to show our gratitude and help those in need?

We are all created in God's image. We should all be treated with dignity. The authors show how each biblical doctrine calls us to show mercy. Everything God has done for us has been because of His mercy.

They end the book with a look at the ministries of John Calvin and Thomas Chalmers. They both had ministries to the poor.

I recommend this book. It will both convict and encourage.


I give it a 5 out of 5 stars.

I received this book free of charge from P & R Publishing and Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

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