"The Discipline of Grace" by Jerry Bridges
then you may wish to go visit those before continuing here.
Again I thoroughly enjoyed reading this chapter and to me the emphasis was on justification and grace.
Bridges seems to be excited by what he is writing as he talks of our sin, the atonement by the blood of Jesus, justification through the death and punishment suffered by Jesus on our behalf and the grace of God in the forgiveness we receive.
None of this is subject to us but freely given by God and Jesus.
Several times Bridges writes "Preach the Gospel to yourself" which he admits will seem to be a strange instruction; but he goes on to clearly explain that this is the way to truly know and remember what Jesus has done for us and will help us not to be overcome with guilt (covered in first chapter) about our sin and the imperfect people we are.
While I was reading this I couldn't help but think on the sad comments that Steve Chalke has made about the death of Jesus and how mistreated he claims Jesus was by His Father God;
so I must say here that
I am very thankful for a book like this one which clearly states the true reason for our Saviour's death and the goodness of our Heavenly Father.
I do agree with Bridges when he says you should "preach the Gospel to yourself"