I just finished Jerry Bridges book “Transforming Grace” and I was not disappointed. Bridges is an accomplished Christian writer and his books have blessed the Christian world for decades. Knowing this and having read his book “The Practice of Godliness” and skimmed his bestseller “The Pursuit of Holiness,” I had a good idea of what I was in for. Bridges writing is very readable and clear but with rock-solid biblical content.
Like any good author, Bridges takes his subject matter and meticulous breaks it down from every angle. With a topic such as “grace,” he has his hands full because most Christians (myself included) think we understand grace. The reality is, however, most don’t and that is why we are constantly stuck on, as Bridges calls it in chapter one, “the performance treadmill.” We affirm all the right stuff – Christ alone, faith alone, and grace alone, but live as if it’s our works that really make the difference. Bridges masterfully explains what the Bible teaches about grace throughout the book, and then after 250 pages the reader can say, “I think I’m starting to understand grace.” The act of reading this book will also prove to be a worship experience as you meditate on God’s amazing grace.
My recommendation to you is this: buy the book, read it, and then read it again.
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