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Very good book on Christian living but some issues
on March 7, 2012
Jerry Bridges has a winsome writing style and displays that in this book as well as the 2 others that I have authored by him (Discipline of Grace & Trusting God). This book is all about Christian living and Bridges does an excellent job at explaining the fruits of the Spirit & how they correlate with the pursuit of Holiness. The only major drawback I have seen in the book is sometimes I think that Bridges overanalyzes verses and passages of scripture. The consequence is that Bridges creates a more work based performance system rather than a grace system. Honestly no man or woman alive can meet the performance based standards that Bridges has set up in the book. The Holy Spirit can help us, but in the flesh and in the body that we have the standards cannot be met. God gives us grace and it would have been great if Bridges would have included a chapter on grace in this book, but instead we need to read another of his books to understand grace better. No question Bridges has written a winner here, but there are some issues as mentioned.