In this episode of The Greater Heritage podcast we review Reactivity: How the Gospel Transforms Our Actions and Reactions by Paul David Tripp and published by Crossway.
About the book: Digital media and technology are altering the way people act—and react—toward each other. Criticism, outrage, and controversy dominate social engagement and unfortunately many Christians have joined in the chaos. This book instructs believers to view digital media and technology through the lens of the gospel and points them toward a biblical framework for communication.
About the author: Paul David Tripp is a pastor, award-winning author, and international conference speaker. He posts daily on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook and has written numerous books, including the best-selling daily devotional, New Morning Mercies. His nonprofit ministry exists to connect the transforming power of Jesus Christ to everyday life. Tripp lives in Philadelphia with his wife of 50+ years, Luella, and they have four grown children.
In an age of digital divisions and toxic communication, Paul Tripp’s Reactivity teaches us to consider our motives, and intentions when we react and speak to others.
He does this by providing readers a biblical framework of communication that’s a welcomed alternative to the critical, selfish and reactive language found in much of the world today.
The book is easy to read and highly practical, yet it also does what all great books do, it unfurls from its main premise into something grand.
Tripp's narrative causes the reader to travel down little passages of conviction and transformation as it details topics as varied as glory, grace, sin, eternity, dignity and much more, yet it's premise, how to communicate biblically in a digital age, always shines through.
According to Tripp, and Scripture, the way we talk to others must be driven by grace. We also must look beyond ourselves and focus on God’s will and glory and the needs of others when we react and communicate.
For its ability to help us reconsider what we think about what we say and how we say it, Paul David Tripp’s Reactivity: How the Gospel Transforms Our Actions and Reactions is an exceptional book that convicts and transforms us to adopt Gospel and grace centered wholesome communication.
Intro and outro music provided by John Fairfull.
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