Humble Orthodoxy by Joshua Harris
I've enjoyed several books by Joshua Harris- well-known for I Kissed Dating Goodbye. I was intrigued by the description of Humble Orthodoxy. "Holding the Truth High Without Putting People Down"
In this very short book, Harris looks at the balance between desiring to promote the truth and treating others with love. Using Scripture, real life examples, and words from other authors, he holds on to the importance of right thinking- orthodoxy- while still maintaining a love for others. He addresses how our pride and our focus on ourselves being right often causes us to be harsh and unmerciful to others. And he shows how a correct focus on God and an appreciation of what He has done for us can lead to a true "humble orthodoxy."
There is also a study guide at the end of this short book that contains further Scripture references and discussion questions.
As a very black and white person, I struggle with humble orthodoxy. I want people to see the truth that I see, and I tend to be harsh about it. I also tend to feel prideful when I feel that I have "attained" a level of sprirituality that I imagine I see lacking in others. Humble Orthodoxy was an easy to read yet thought-provoking book for me. And it is a message I think many of us in the church need to hear.
Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed are entirely my own.