Humble Orthodoxy by Joshua Harris covers 2 areas of christian life, holding true to the gospel and not being a jerk about it. It really is tough ground to tread Harris has done an excellent job of making it clear and easy to understand. My first surprise when opening the box was just how small the book is. It is about the size of a post card. This tiny book packs a punch though.
Harris spends almost equal time on both orthodoxy and humility. He stresses the importance of taking your teaching directly from the bible. Christians can easily go astray when they allow themselves to follow teachings or cultural correctness that do not follow what the bible says. It is incredibly important that we follow God's instruction for His eternal glory, and not stray for the sake of human acceptance.
Now, don't be a jerk about it. You know the gospel and study God's word but that does not give you a free ticket to be haughty and prideful. Harris reminds us that we need to focus on the core gospel message and not be sidetracked by those who would spend their day arguing about how right they are. We should also avoid being those people.
I liked the book. It was a fast read and a great reminder about standing strong in your faith while being loving and humble. It also has a great study guide in the back of the book for use with small groups.
I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.