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Instruments in the Redeemer's Hands: People in Need of Change Helping People in Need of Change (Tripp)

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We might be relieved if God placed our sanctification only in the hands of trained professionals, but that is not his plan. Instead, through the ministry of every part of the body, the whole church will mature in Christ.

Paul David Tripp helps us discover where change is needed in our own lives and the lives of others. Following the example of Jesus, Tripp reveals how to get to know people, and how to lovingly speak truth to them.

Table of Contents:

  1. The Best of News: A Reason to Get Up in the Morning
  2. In the Hands of the Redeemer
  3. Do We Really Need Help?
  4. The Heart Is the Target
  5. Understanding Your Heart Struggle
  6. Following the Wonderful Counselor
  7. Building Relationships by Entering Their World
  8. Building Relationships by Identifying with Suffering
  9. Getting to Know People
  10. Discovering Where Change Is Needed
  11. The Goals of Speaking the Truth in Love
  12. The Process of Speaking the Truth in Love
  13. The Process of Speaking the Truth in Love
  14. Establishing Agenda and Clarifying Responsibility
  15. Instilling Identity with Christ and Providing Accountability


“Helps us help others (and ourselves) by giving grace-centered hope that we can indeed change, and by showing us the biblical way to make change happen.”  — Skip Ryan

“A wonderful application of the old Gaelic saying, ‘God strikes straight blows with crooked sticks.’ As inadequate as we are, God is eager to use us to help others change. The more you apply the biblical principles discussed in this book, the more readily you will fit into his mighty hand.”  — Ken Sande

“Tripp is a careful and skillful physician of the heart. He unites a loving heart with a mind trained to the Scriptures. This book is a great companion for pastors and counselors. It will guide anyone who wants to give real help to others, the saving help that is found in Christ’s redeeming work.” — Richard D. Phillips

“A wonderful reminder that everyone who belongs to Jesus can help others. God gave us to each other! This is a wise and helpful book that should change your life and that of the church. Read it! You’ll be glad.”  — Steve Brown


Paul Tripp is president of Paul Tripp Ministries, the Professor of Pastoral Life and Care at Redeemer Seminary in Dallas, Texas, the Executive Director of the Center for Pastoral Life and Care in Fort Worth, Texas, and has taught at respected institutions worldwide. As an author, Paul has written ten books on Christian living that are read and distributed internationally. He has been married for many years to Luella, and they have four grown children.