Humility, while essential for conversion and sanctification, is the least emphasized virtue. Farley alerts us to the problem and shows how ours is a humbling gospel, stressing the need for a ministry that promotes humility.
What do Augustine, Thomas Aquinas, William Law, Andrew Murray, and C.S. Lewis all agree on? First, they concur that humility is the root of all virtue--the essential spiritual fruit necessary for both conversion and sanctification. Second, they concur that, despite its importance, it is one least emphasized by the church. William Law noted, "it is the least understood, the least regarded, the least intended, the least desired and sought after, of all other virtues, amongst all sorts of Christians." Nothing has changed. The most important virtue is still the least valued. If humility matters this much then all Christian ministry should aim to produce not just faith, but faith that amplifies humility. Why and how to do that is the subject of this book.
Humility, while essential for conversion and sanctification, may be the least emphasized virtue. Farley alerts us to the problem and shows how ours is a humbling gospel, stressing the need for a ministry that promotes humility.
William P. Farley is the senior pastor of Grace Christian Fellowship, a nondenominational evangelical church in Spokane, Washington. This award-winning authors writing experience is extensive and diversified. He has published articles in Discipleship Journal, Enrichment Journal, and Focus on the Family Magazine. Bill and his wife, Judy, live in Spokane, Washington.
Bill Farley is senior pastor of Grace Christian Fellowship in Spokane, Washington. He is an award-winning author, has written a best-selling book (Gospel-Powered Parenting) and has published articles in Discipleship Journal, Enrichment Journal, and Focus on the Family Magazine.
"In The Holiness of God, R.C. Sproul says that the reason he wrote a book on holiness was a deep awareness of his own lack of holiness. Similarly, William Farley wrote this book out of an awareness of his lack of humility. Though in recent years we have witnessed the release of several excellent titles on this subject, Gospel Powered Humility carefully grounds humility in the good news of the gospel. This is a book that will teach and convict every believer."