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Gentle and Lowly (Ortland, 2020)

Main Takeaway

This was perhaps the best book I read in 2020.

Ortland's work is both educational and devotional, wedding a slow-motion look at the Scriptures concerning the character of Christ with a devotional tone that carries the reader toward genuine worship.

This book didn't just teach me something new about God, it increased my affections for him.


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