Item description for Transforming Grace: Living Confidently in God's Unfailing Love by Jerry Bridges...
Overview Seekers and believers will benefit from the author's years of Bible study as they experience the unfailing and inexhaustible measure of God's grace.
Publishers Description The freedom in falling short of God's standard relies on His gift of grace. Unfortunately, too many of us forget the free offer. We spend our lives basing our relationship with God on our performance rather than on Him. We see our identity as never being worthy of His love.Isn't it time to stop trying to measure up and begin accepting the transforming power of God's grace? The product of more than 10 years of Bible study, Navigator author Jerry Bridges' "Transforming Grace" is a fountainhead of inspiration and renewal that will show you just how inexhaustible and generous God's grace really is. A discussion guide is available separately (ISBN 9781600063046).
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.27" Width: 5.51" Height: 0.71" Weight: 0.6 lbs.
Release Date May 15, 2008
Publisher NAV PRESS #111
ISBN 1600063039 ISBN13 9781600063039
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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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Transforming Grace Transformed My Life Oct 10, 2008
A pastor friend of mine once said, "We love grace, just not free grace". In this book Jerry Bridges displays the beauty of free grace. His fundamental cry in this book is summed up nicely on the back cover: "Funny how the exceeding riches of God's grace seem to run out the moment we're saved. From then on, we tend to base our relationship with Him on our performance rather than on His grace." Throughout this book the reader is consistently brought back to the sufficiency of unadulterated grace.
Practical and theological. Simple yet profound. This book would cause the greatest scholar to pause and grounds up the meat in such a way that even the newest of babes could feast on it. Grace shines in this work by Jerry Bridges.
Since reading this book I have quoted it more than any other book. It is highly readable and its principles are not difficult to remember. This book is one of those rare jewels that stick with you. At least in my life it has been something the Lord has used to consistently remind me to "preach the gospel to myself".
A great mark of a Christian book is that it causes a deeper love for God and throughout reading it you break out into praise and awe. One of Bridge's goals seems to have been to overwhelm us with the greatness of God and the freeness of His grace. He succeeds.
Should You Buy It?
You would be absolutely foolish not to buy this book. Buy it, read it, give it away and then buy another. Whether you consider yourself a scholar or a simpleton you should buy this book. This book is for every type of person because God's grace is for every type of person. If you do not buy this book you will be in dire need for grace! (Well, even if you do buy it you still need grace, but the point stands--buy the book!).
A beginner's book Jun 25, 2008
- better for beginners. (I may have really enjoyed this book a long time ago. However, for the seasoned Christian, there is little to be learned, with some exceptions.) - find some doctrinal questions still hanging around at the end of the book. (If you accept doctrine of salvation that Mr. Bridges holds, 'ticket to heaven'), you may run into some contradictions. "What motivating principle will cause a person to live no longer for God but for himself?" (P81) His answer (grace) is not sufficient if contextualized within the doctrine of getting a 'ticket' to heaven upon at conversion. Nothing precludes the person from drifting backwards.
Authentically Living by Grace Mar 4, 2008
This book by Jerry Bridges is a smart, well-reasoned work that forces the Christian to examine whether they truly are living by grace, or whether they subtly have reverted to a form of works-righteousness.
Most Christians have no problem with the concept that we can do nothing to earn salvation, but many become hung up afterward in thinking that they must perform in order to keep God's favor or receive certain blessings in life. Bridges reassures the reader that if they are authentically saved, there is nothing that they can do to cause God to reject them. The Christian wholeheartedly obeys God's commandments, Bridges teaches, not because he is afraid of incurring God's wrath if he fails to do so, but out of a sense of gratitude for God's awesome mercy and grace.
Bridges writes a very useful chapter on legalism and some of the conflicts that it creates. He discusses the differences between legalism, liberty, and license, and gives wise advice about how to deal with those issues.
This book covers many of the same themes as Chuck Swindoll's "The Grace Awakening", but does so from an explicitly Reformed perspective. It is a great book for Christians who somehow feel that they "haven't done enough" to earn God's favor.
A Must Read... Jul 13, 2007
...for any Christian. It doesn't matter which way you lean on the doctrines of grace (Calvinist, Arminian), this book clearly and concisely articulates the power of grace in the Christian's life. Bridges' writing style is very reader-friendly, and he can make even the most difficult concepts easy to understand. Highly recommended.
Do NOT miss this book! Jun 21, 2007
This is the single greatest book I have EVER read concerning the Grace of God. Never have I seen grace explained so clearly or explored so thoroughly and accurately. My walk with Christ and my relationship with Him have been transformed by reading this book. I didn't want it to end. Buy one for yourself and then buy one for your Pastor and friends. I cannot say enough about it other than: "Absolutely do NOT miss this incredible book!!" Might I also recommend The Case for a Creator: A Journalist Investigates Scientific Evidence That Points Toward God. This book by Lee Stroebel is the best book in print regarding the evolution vs. creation debate. Don't miss this one either!!