Brian Borgman has teamed up with Crossway Publishers to provide a significant blessing to the church with the release of the book Feelings and Faith: Cultivating Godly Emotions in the Christian Life. Pastor Borgman and I worked together in the summer of 2004 when he allowed me to teach a six-week series on singleness and marriage at the church he pastors, Grace Community Church in Minden, NV. Those lessons later became With One Voice. Brian officiated at my wedding to Marni on December 18, 2004. So it was with delight that I reviewed this book in manuscript form and was able to offer this endorsement:
“Martyn Lloyd-Jones taught us that if we see truth clearly, we must feel it. Authentic faith in the supreme, indomitable goodness of God in sending Jesus Christ as our substitute and redeemer necessarily transforms our feelings. The Holy Spirit awakens earnest love for others from a pure heart (I Peter 1:22), joyful acceptance of loss (Heb. 10:34), and cheerful generosity (II Cor. 9:7). Pastor Brian Borgman’s Feelings and Faith stands in the great tradition of Desiring God by John Piper and Spiritual Depression by Martyn Lloyd-Jones. Borgman clearly sets forth the foundational role of truth, unpacks a robust theology of Christian experience, and provides examples of how to mortify sinful emotions and cultivate godly ones. I highly recommend this book.”
Brian was also kind enough to answer a few questions for us about this book.