Meet Jerry Bridges


Jerry Bridges is an author and conference speaker. His most popular book, The Pursuit of Holiness, has sold over one million copies. Jerry has been on the staff of The Navigators for over fifty years, and currently serves in the Collegiate Mission where he is involved primarily in staff development, but also serves as a speaker resource to the campus ministries. NavPress

A couple years ago I picked up The Pursuit of Holiness by Jerry Bridges and before I finished the first few pages, I new it was going to be one of my favorite books. Since then I have added more Jerry Bridges books to our library – and since ws harbor is in the business of recommending edifying, Christ-centered resources – I encourage you to do the same.

The Pursuit of Holiness “Be holy, for I am holy,” commands God. But holiness is something that is often missed in the Christian’s daily life. According to Navigator author Jerry Bridges, that’s because we’re not exactly sure what our part in holiness is. In The Pursuit of Holiness, he helps us see clearly just what we should rely on God to do – and what we should take responsibility for ourselves. As you deepen your relationship with God, learn more about His character, and understand the Holy Spirit’s role in holiness, your spiritual growth will mature.

Respectable Sins: Confronting the Sins We Tolerate Have Christians become so preoccupied with “major” sins that we have lost sight of our need to deal with more subtle sins? Jerry Bridges addresses the “acceptable” sins that we tend to tolerate in ourselves, including pride and anger. He goes to the heart of the matter, exploring our feelings of shame and grief and opening a new door to God’s forgiveness and grace. Travel down the road of spiritual formation with Jerry and discover your true identity as a loved child of God.

Trusting God In an effort to strengthen his own trust in God during a time of adversity, Jerry Bridges began a lengthy Bible study on God’s sovereignty. The revelations changed his life.  In Trusting God , he shares the scope of God’s power to help you come to know Him better, have a relationship with Him, and trust Him more. Tragedy, grief, loss, and death are part of life. Discover how Trusting God can reveal biblical truths about God.

The Discipline of Grace A thought-provoking look at legalism, discipleship, and spiritual freedom. Learn how grace and holiness are linked – and how the same mercy that leads believers to Christ also develops us spiritually in the areas of commitment, conviction, choices, watchfulness, and adversity.

Growing Your Faith When you’re gripped by the astonishing fact of Christ’s love for you, you desire to draw close to Him. But what can you do to deepen your relationship with Jesus? What does He expect of you, and how can you be more like Him? In Growing Your Faith, Bridges presents the essential elements of Christian life in a highly readable, surprisingly practical form. You’ll learn how to feed your spiritual life through taking in the Scriptures, rely on the Holy Spirit in obedience and prayer, trust God during life’s trials, and contribute your unique gifts to serve others. Whether you’re a new Christian seeking direction in growing spiritually or a time-tested saint looking for a refresher, Growing Your Faith offers a solid foundation for genuine growth in spiritual maturity.

Is God Really in Control? From devastating natural disasters to deadly highway accidents, tragedies occur every day around the world and in our own lives. As we face death, grief, loss, we become angry and our faith is tested as we ask, “Is God really in control?” Navigator author Jerry Bridges helps answer that question positively in this topical Bible study, offering comfort and hope by exploring the greater purposes and character of God.

These and other Jerry Bridges books are also available at CBD, WTS, NavPress and your local Christian bookstore.