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Overview Bringing together the essential elements of the bestselling author's 25 years of writing into a single volume, "Growing Your Faith" shows readers the practical Christian life and leads them to rely more on Jesus to make real progress in their spiritual life.
Publishers Description When we are gripped by the astonishing fact of Christ's love for us, we want to draw close to Him and worship Him. But what can we do to deepen our relationship with Jesus? What does He expect of us? And how can we be more like Him? Navigator author Jerry Bridges presents the essential elements of Christian life in a highly readable, practical form that men, women, and teens can enjoy. Learn how to: - feed your spiritual life by taking in the Scriptures - rely on the Holy Spirit in obedience and prayer - trust God during the trials of life - contribute your unique spiritual gifts to serve others These essentials of the Christian faith can help you disciple others.
From Publishers Weekly Bridges, author of such classics as The Pursuit of Holiness and The Practice
of Godliness, explains in the preface here, "The editorial team at NavPress
thought I had addressed key principles of spiritual growth in previous
writings, but that they were scattered among eight different books." Bridges
revises and blends these strands into what he aptly describes as "Christian
Growth 101." Everything here is quite familiar to those schooled in an
evangelical understanding of Christian experience and theology. He strongly
emphasizes the subtle but crucial difference between disciplined Christian
growth and trying to work one's way into heaven, as well as the difference
between being saved by grace and being free to eschew holiness. Interwoven in
these explanations are accessibly articulated bits of conservative evangelical
theology and Bible exposition, as well as practical ideas for the believer who
wants to grow. Except for a brief discussion of controversy among evangelicals
about what Paul means when he says Christians have "died to sin," Bridges
steers clear of contention. He writes that his book "assumes that those who
read it want to grow. There are some people who for one reason or another
don't seem to want to grow, and that's a different story." These are perhaps
the harshest words in this gentle book; while those who do not subscribe to
Bridges's notion of Christian growth won't find much of use here, new
evangelicals, as well as believers who want a refresher course, will not be
disappointed. (Mar.) Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
Citations And Professional Reviews Growing Your Faith: How to Mature in Christ by Jerry Bridges has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Publishers Weekly - 11/10/2003 page 56
Booklist - 02/15/2004 page 1006
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.95" Width: 6.12" Height: 0.52" Weight: 0.27 lbs.
Release Date Feb 27, 2004
Publisher NAV PRESS #111
ISBN 1576834751 ISBN13 9781576834756
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More About Jerry Bridges
Jerry Bridges (born December 4, 1929, Tyler, Texas, United States) is an evangelical Christian author, speaker and staff member of The Navigators. He is the author of more than a dozen books, including The Pursuit of Holiness, which has sold more than one million copies. His devotional Holiness Day By Day garnered the 2009 ECPA Christian Book Award for the inspiration and gift category, and The Discipline Of Grace received a similar award in 1995 for the Christian living category.
Bridges earned his undergraduate degree in engineering at the University of Oklahoma before serving as an officer in the United States Navy during the Korean War. He joined Christian discipleship organization The Navigators in 1955, where he served as administrative assistant to the Europe Director, office manager for the headquarters office, Secretary-Treasurer of the organization, and as Vice President for Corporate Affairs before moving to a staff development position with the Collegiate Mission.
His most popular book, The Pursuit of Holiness, has sold over one million copies.
Jerry Bridges currently resides in Colorado Springs, in the state of Colorado.
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The Sam's PHP books made them my preferred publisher of tech books, this book didn't live up to my expectations. If you are somewhat competent this book will frustrate you. It doesn't provide much detail on the fundamental concepts. The last third of the book goes further and is devoted to examples that have "cook book" value but not a lot of educational value.
good if you know basic elements of java Mar 4, 2008
Not for complete novices.... but sufficient for an introduction Aug 3, 2007
Just Skims the Surface Aug 2, 2007
I like to know more detail than this book provided and by trying to keep it 'light', they weren't giving me enough information to really understand the core of what was being done. I found myself struggling through the chapters trying to keep up with the concepts and ultimately gave up.