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Whiter Than Snow: Meditations on Sin and Mercy Paperback – June 26, 2008
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"Whiter Than Snow is music for the sinner's soul. In fifty-two personal, creative, and sometimes poetic devotionals, Paul Tripp responds to Psalm 51 the way a jazz musician improvises on a familiar tune. In making this sweet music, Dr. Tripp makes King David's confession our own, helping us get honest about our sin and opening our hearts to the mercy of Jesus."
—Philip Graham Ryken, President, Wheaton College
"Convicting and encouraging, cutting and healing. Paul Tripp delves into the misery of sin and the goodness of grace with insight and inspiration. This book wonderfully blessed me, and I pray for its widest possible reading."
—Daniel L. Akin, President, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
About the Author
Paul David Tripp (DMin, Westminster Theological Seminary) is a pastor, author, and international conference speaker. He is also the president of Paul Tripp Ministries and the executive director of the Center for Pastoral Life and Care, under the auspices of the Association of Biblical Counselors. He has written a number of popular books on Christian living, including What Did You Expect?, Dangerous Calling, Sex and Money, and New Morning Mercies. He lives in Philadelphia with his wife Luella and they have four grown children. For more information and resources visit paultrippministries.org.
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I feel as though Paul David Tripp is now in that camp for me. Now, of course, I do not know him personally, I've never hung out with him. However, in reading his latest book Whiter than Snow, I feel as though we have been meeting for coffee each Tuesday morning. It seems like he has been discipling and encouraging me through his book on the 51st Psalm.
In 52 short meditations the book brings the gloriously dangerous realities of grace and mercy down to eye level. In some chapters Tripp writes poems, others stories, some detailed exposition, and others he writes like he is in his journal. However he may vary the style the same note is hit: as hideous as sin is mercy is more glorious in triumph.
"Thank God that he has given us big grace! Each one of us needs grace that's not only big enough to forgive our sin, but also powerful enough to free us from the self-atoning prison of our own righteousness. We're not only held captive by our sin, but also by the delusion of our righteousness. Resting in God's grace isn't just about confessing your sin; it's about forsaking your righteousness as well. So we all need the big grace that's found only in the person and work of the Lord Jesus Christ." (p.29)
Many times folks ask me for a good book to go through with a friend--this is definitely one I would recommend. The book is Christ-exalting, ego-afflicting, and so therefore very valuable to those who pursue conformity to the image of Jesus.
Many have sat on a shelf, either through boredom or being miles over my head.
This one however is next to my recliner, battered and dog eared from being a constant in my life.
The 1- 2 page devotionals and the prayer & reflections keep me moving forward, in conformity ,towards Christ likeness.
Since buying my 1st copy, I've now bought several as it is a faithful & reliable gift for friends & graduation gifts.
Dr. Tripp has a gift for pointing towards the Glory of GOD, the drag on our hearts of sin and conviction & tools to honor the Lord.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A very helpful book at helping me to see the depth of my own sin, and understand God's great forgiveness / grace / love.Published 20 days ago by Amazon Customer
Wonderful little book. Christ is the only answer. Once you get that you can live an incredible life!Published 1 month ago by Good Picks
I recommend it a good book to read and meditate on Psalm 51.Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
Very good read. Come into reading the book with an open mind and allow God to work in your life. I think too often, we as Christians, and I do it too, take the approach of what can... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
Paul David Tripp Takes the seemingly simple Psalm 51 and peels back the layers and simplifies it so that we are able to apply it throughout our entire life. Read morePublished 7 months ago by zenunt
Powerful lessons and meditations from Psalm 51. A book to be read slowly-- i picked it up periodically over about a year. Very helpful when going through a troubled time. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Mojo Sr
Grace fills every chapter of this book. It is convicting of sin but doesn't leave me there, it points me to God and His marvelous grace.Published 12 months ago by Rita