Gospel Meditations for Prayer
Carl Trueman, one of the most insightful and articulate church historians and theologians of our time, has agreed to write with us. Carl is the Professor of Church History at Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, PA. He is a lover and defender of the gospel, and I’m certain that his contributions will be good for Christ’s church.
This is also the first writing project Joe Tyrpak and I have been able to team on since I moved to Killian Hill Baptist Church in Lilburn, GA and Joe became the senior pastor of Tri-County Bible Church in Madison, OH. We loved serving at TCBC together, and it’s a joy to continue as co-laborers through CWM.
Many churches and individuals have found the Gospel Meditations books to be affordable and edifying gifts. By God’s grace, well over 40,000 have sold in the last several years. Consider giving them to your assemblies for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, or for no reason at all. You can place an order (with quantity discounts) here.
We trust that this latest offering will point people to Christ. May He be glorified. Grace!
Several friends have provided helpful critiques for us along with the following endorsements:
Joel Beeke (President of Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary in Grand Rapids, Michigan)
“Brief and biblical, these 31 meditations are full of sharp edges. They lead us to pray as cross-
bearing disciples of Christ. Yet Anderson, Tyrpak, and Trueman comfort us with Christ’s perfect
grace for fallen people. So Gospel Meditations for Prayer is an encouraging book, but one
designed to stretch you.”
Don Whitney (Author of Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life; Associate Professor of Biblical Spirituality at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky)
“Prayer is more than just talking to God or asking things from God. Such a truncated view
of prayer overlooks the prior necessity of a relationship with God. That’s why a proper
understanding of prayer requires a proper understanding of the gospel, that is, the message about
having a relationship with God. This book by Chris Anderson, Joe Tyrpak and Carl Trueman is
a signpost at the intersection of prayer and the gospel that provides practical direction on both
Danny Brooks (Pastor of Heritage Bible Church in Greer, South Carolina)
“Rich in the Word and rich in Christ, Gospel Meditations for Prayer is soul-nourishing, prayer-
inducing reading. Chris, Joe, and Carl point us to a great God who gives us great incentives to
Derek Thomas (Senior Minister of the First Presbyterian Church in Columbia, South Carolina; Professor of Systematic and Historical Theology at Reformed Theological Seminary in Atlanta, Georgia)
“‘An apple a day keeps the doctor away,’ or so my mother told me as a boy. But a surer aphorism
would be “a Scripture meditation a day keeps the devil at bay.” And here, three tried and trusted
men take you into the Scriptures and provide you with a brief meditation designed to be fodder
for thought and prayer—an ideal method to begin each day for a month. Gospel-saturated
insights designed for the likes of you and me.”
Jim Hamilton (Author of God’s Glory in Salvation through Judgment; Associate Professor of Biblical Theology at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky)
“God’s people need the gospel, and God’s people need to pray. What a blessing to have a resource
that brings those two things together!”
Andy Naselli (Assistant Professor of New Testament and Biblical Theology at Bethlehem College and Seminary in Minneapolis, Minnesota)
“John Newton wrote, ‘Thou art coming to a King; large petitions with thee bring. For His grace
and power are such, none can ever ask too much.’ Pray big. This devotional helps.”