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New Morning Mercies: A Daily Gospel Devotional

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Over 500,000 Copies Sold 365 Gospel-Centered Devotions for the Whole Year "If you’re prone to wander, this book is for you.” ―Matt and Lauren Chandler, Lead Pastor, The Village Church, Dallas, Texas; President, Acts 29 Church Planting Network; and his wife Lauren, writer; speaker; singer "Paul's writing encourages those who have grown weary of the struggle, living under the weight of the world." ―TobyMac, hip hop recording artist; music producer; songwriter Mornings can be tough. Sometimes, a hearty breakfast and strong cup of coffee just aren’t enough. Offering more than a rush of caffeine, best-selling author Paul David Tripp wants to energize you with the most potent encouragement imaginable: the gospel. Forget “behavior modification” or feel-good aphorisms. Tripp knows that what we really need is an encounter with the living God. Then we’ll be prepared to trust in God’s goodness, rely on his grace, and live for his glory each and every day.

384 pages, Hardcover

First published October 31, 2014

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Paul David Tripp

130 books1,003 followers
Paul was born in Toledo, Ohio to Bob and Fae Tripp on November 12, 1950. Paul spent all of his growing years in Toledo until his college years when his parents moved to Southern California.
At Columbia Bible College from 1968-1972, (now Columbia International University) Paul majored in Bible and Christian Education. Although he had planned to be there for only two years and then to study journalism, Paul more and more felt like there was so much of the theology of Scripture that he did not understand, so he decided to go to seminary. Paul met Luella Jackson at College and they married in 1971. In 1971, Paul took his first pastoral position and has had a heart for the local church ever since. After college, Paul completed his Master of Divinity degree at the Reformed Episcopal Seminary (now known as Philadelphia Theological Seminary) in Philadelphia (1972-1975). It was during these days that Paul’s commitment to ministry solidified. After seminary, Paul was involved in planting a church in Scranton, Pennsylvania (1977-1987) where he also founded a Christian School. During the years in Scranton, Paul became involved in music, traveling with a band and writing worship songs. In Scranton, Paul became interested in biblical counseling and decided to enroll in the D.Min program in Biblical Counseling at Westminster Theological Seminary, Philadelphia. Paul then became a faculty member of the Christian Counseling and Education Foundation (CCEF) and a lecturer in biblical counseling at Westminster Theological Seminary, Philadelphia. Paul has also served as Visiting Professor at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky.
In 2009, Paul joined the faculty of Redeemer Seminary (daughter school of Westminster) in Dallas, Texas as Professor of Pastoral Life and Care.[1]
Beginning in June, 2006, Paul became the President of Paul Tripp Ministries, a non-profit organization, whose mission statement is "Connecting the transforming power of Jesus Christ to everyday life." In addition to his current role as President of Paul Tripp Ministries, on January 1, 2007, Paul also became part of the pastoral staff at Tenth Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia, PA where he preached every Sunday evening and lead the Ministry to Center City through March, 2011 when he resigned due to the expanding time commitments needed at Paul Tripp Ministries.
Paul, Luella, and their four children moved to Philadelphia in 1987 and have lived there ever since. Paul is a prolific author and has written twelve books on Christian living which are sold internationally. Luella manages a large commercial art gallery in the city and Paul is very dedicated to painting as an avocation.[2] Paul’s driving passion is to help people understand how the gospel of the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ really does speak with practical hope into all the things they will face in this broken world. Paul is a pastor with a pastor’s heart, a gifted speaker, his journey taking him all over the world, an author of numerous books on practical Christian living, and a man who is hopelessly in love with Luella.

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Profile Image for Jeanie.
2,813 reviews1 follower
December 13, 2014
If there is a devotion to get, it is New Morning Mercies by Paul David Tripp. It takes a special gift to communicate the deep things of God in a simplistic way and that is why I subscribe to his blog and read his books. He is a great communicator of the truth.

New Morning Mercies is the mercies we find in our relationship with God when we empty ourselves and pursue the truth. Each day starts with scripture and ends with a commentary. Each day you will find yourself appreciating the mercy of God. The mercy of God is shown in every aspect of our lives whether we believe we need salvation or not. For those that understand the need for salvation, this is like a treasure hunt and you will be richer for it.

Some of the quotes from the book are just a few that I underline so make sure as you read, get the highlighter and reflect.

You can be courageous in admitting your sin precisely because God is richly abundant in his mercy. He comes to you in mercy not because you are good but because you are a sinner, and he knows that because of this condition, you are unable to help yourself.”

“Be thankful his majesty is your protection, his glory is your motivation, his grace is your help, and his wisdom is your direction. He is infinitely smarter than you and me in our most brilliant moments
“It's natural to want mercy for yourself but justice for others. It's natural to be very aware of the sin others, yet blind to your own. If we are ever going to be people of mercy, we need bountiful mercy ourselves, because what stands in the way of our being a community of mercy is us.”

“Prayer is abandoning my addiction to other glories and delighting in the one glory that is truly glorious-the glory of God

You find joy in your inclusion in his work of redemption. You find hope in the glorious future that is to come. You are amazed by the fact that because Immanuel has invaded your life by his grace, you are never, ever alone. You find peace in the fact that grace means you are never left to the small resources of your own wisdom, righteousness, and strength. You meditate on God’s glory and goodness, then celebrate. You rejoice in the fact that you no longer have to look for life in the people, situations, and locations around you, but you’ve been given life—life that is eternal.”

This book would make a great gift for those that are on your list. It brings the good news of the Gospel. It brings you as the reader in a place of worship.

A special thank you Crossway, and NetGalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
Profile Image for Jim Becker.
375 reviews7 followers
December 31, 2019
This is the fifth time I have read this book. It is very good. Every day I read a short devotional on grace. That's it. Grace, grace, and more grace. This is probably the only book I would recommend people to buy lots of copies of and give them away. Really.
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374 reviews60 followers
December 2, 2019
I'm not big on devotional books. I buy lots of them because...?... well, because I suppose I think I should?!? But if I ever consistently pull one out it usually ends up being My Utmost for His Highest by Oswald Chambers. That being said, I LOVE this book by Paul Tripp. I started January's devotions in October and I'm currently up to March!?! I've accidentally discovered that this kind of works to relieve the stress of my perfectionist/ocd personality. If I miss a day, it's no big deal, I'm not stressing out trying to match my devotional to my calendar - one is on March 3rd and the other is on December 2nd..... and it's all good! And God is getting His message through to me just fine, no matter what date is at the top of the page!

Nine more months to go but I already know this a 5-star book so I'm going to go ahead and rate it. And maybe buy a couple as Christmas gifts for people who might appreciate actually starting in January! 😊
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316 reviews
December 30, 2020
This Paul David Tripp 365-day devotional is a good one. Tripp has a knack for crystallizing concepts into bite-sized morsels, and that is what these are. Gospel-grounded and grace-filled readings.
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428 reviews174 followers
December 31, 2021
I liked this much better than his Advent devotional. These were short, easy to read, but thoughtful devotions for each day.
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71 reviews9 followers
November 29, 2015
This is a great, gospel centered devotional. My rating is simply based on comparison to my favorite devotionals. This is a good one, but I would still have a few others I would recommend before this one (namely Spurgeon's Morning and Evening).
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278 reviews61 followers
October 24, 2019
I'm just going to review this now even though I'm picking it up here and there throughout the year (and unfortunately missing a lot of days in between).

I'm sort of taking a break from Tripp's books. His style is just wearing on me. That being said, I have found this devotional to be pretty encouraging. There have been several times where I was at the end of my day feeling discouraged and I turned to that date and found good teaching and encouragement.

The entries are short (a page or less) and there's a Bible reference to look up (although I wish they were longer passages). As is typical of Tripp's writing, sometimes 3/4 of the page is an illustration (or repetition of slightly different examples of an experience), but in these small doses it sort of works for me.

I've never been in the habit of a daily devotional like this so honestly I have missed entire months of this book, but I kind of like just having it in my nightstand so I can go to it at the end of the day when I think of it. Not reading each one every day will help keep it fresh from year to year and the content is solid.

Overall, I have really enjoyed having easy access to this book and have been encouraged by it many times. It's a great way to end (or start...which is probably more the recommendation) the day. I think it would make a great gift too!
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1,007 reviews169 followers
August 11, 2021
One of the BEST devotional books ever! I share these devotions often with my students. I've highlighted so much good stuff & plan to re-read often. So I'm rating this book, but I am not planning to be done with it for quite some time . . .
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1,004 reviews91 followers
December 31, 2020
I really liked the format of this daily devotional, my first read by this author. So much of what he said made me squirm in my chair a little. I know I will use this devotional again because there are so many relevant truths. Thank God for his everlasting grace and the mercies that are new each day!
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5 reviews2 followers
June 14, 2021
I started this book last year when my son was in the hospital. It has been a daily encouragement through the hardest trial of my life.
132 reviews
December 31, 2018
Many daily challenges and insights. Very readable and based on scripture with scripture suggestions daily.
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Author 6 books31 followers
December 31, 2022
I have sat down with this book every morning this year, and I love how Paul directs our attention to God with every devotion. This serves as a day-to-day reminder of what we should already know, what Jesus has done, Who God is, how we should love our lives with Him, and the importance of gathering in worship. It’s constantly pointing the reader toward the Bible.
This devotion is not miraculous in how profound the content is, but somehow God has used this to meet me gently every morning and remind me of Him — even in the difficult seasons.
I think this line describes the heart of New Morning Mercies perfectly: “So we wake up each day committed to live the small moments of our daily lives with open eyes and humble, expectant hearts.”
Profile Image for Lisa Faircloth.
39 reviews1 follower
December 31, 2019
Paul David Tripp is a personal favorite due to his ability to bring hard biblical conviction to the most basic areas of every day life, while at the same time, bringing such encouragement and positivity. His writings are full of truth and wisdom, and read like something coming from a wise older friend or gentle father-figure, such a minister of kindness he is. I was always left reminded of my value, Christ’s love for me and those around me, God’s holiness and trustworthiness, that every moment, however mundane matters, and that I surrounded by His blessings, wisdom, and tender mercies at every moment. This daily devotional was readable, personal, and left me feeling convicted with truth and ministered to by grace. I often shared the excerpts with my children.
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209 reviews13 followers
December 31, 2017
I'll keep this review short & sweet: I do not normally like devotionals. The multiple times I've tried one, I've found them lacking. So when I say I really enjoyed New Morning Mercies by Paul David Tripp, I think that should tell even those who wrestle with finding a good devotional to give this one a try. Admittedly, I missed some days but I did find that there were some days where Tripp repeated a devotional. While some may find this annoying or "lazy", I found it refreshing as I often forget things. The repetition served to help further cement a truth about God into my head.

In all honesty, if I can't find another suitable devotional for 2018, I'll just read through this one again. I enjoyed it that much.
Profile Image for Joy O’Toole.
348 reviews6 followers
December 31, 2018
A daily devotional full of truth

Paul Tripp addresses the every day truths of the Christian life with the gospel. He doesn't sugarcoat our sin but confronts with the amazing fact that God meets us there, in our sin, in our pain, and gives us mercy and grace to walk with Christ.
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20 reviews1 follower
March 31, 2017
I look forward to reading this every single morning. Probably my favorite daily devotional to date. Highly recommend
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345 reviews4 followers
January 1, 2019
A wonderfu,l daily devotional that often convicted and challenged me. I liked his added passage of scripture at the end of each day for you to read and meditate on.
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33 reviews14 followers
April 1, 2019
The best devotional I’ve ever read and one that I will continue to come back to again and again in the years to come. Could not recommend this book more highly.
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37 reviews
December 31, 2020
What a breath of fresh air every morning. I plan to reread this book over again.
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45 reviews
February 15, 2021
This is without a doubt the absolute best devotion book I have ever read! I cannot recommend it enough!
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277 reviews16 followers
December 30, 2021
I love this devotional. Every day I was reminded of how amazing the grace of Jesus is, and that's something I don't think about often enough on my own. <3 I also love that this a year-long devotional- I love figuring out what I'm doing for my quiet time at the beginning of the year and then just sticking with that all year.
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Author 1 book38 followers
December 31, 2020
This is such a thought-provoking & well written daily devotional. Many days it turned out to be just what I needed to hear. My daughter gave it to me for Christmas last year (2019) and I have since gifted it to several friends. Highly recommend. After using Jesus Calling for several years, reading New Morning Mercies was a good change for me.
Profile Image for Catherine Walley.
26 reviews1 follower
January 6, 2023
This was perfect to go through over the past year of life in where I am. Thank you Paul for giving me something easy to digest yet still challenging to draw me closer to Jesus before walking into work each day.
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December 31, 2021
Very good; highly recommend. I doubted at the beginning of the year if there would be enough material here to compel me to continue reading it all year long but there definitely was.
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81 reviews1 follower
December 30, 2020
This book was such an encouragement for me this year. It had daily truth that led to an overall theme of how the gospel and my life should intersect. Everyone should read!
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133 reviews4 followers
December 31, 2020
This brought me thru 2020. I highly recommend this devotional to start your day and experience God’s new morning mercies.
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