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Respectable Sins: Confronting the Sins We Tolerate

, 2007
ISBN: 9781600062926


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What ever happened to sin? Have Christians become so preoccupied with the major sins of our society that we have lost sight of our need to deal with our own more subtle sins? Jerry Bridges returns to his trademark theme of holiness and addresses a dozen clusters of specific "acceptable" sins that we tend to tolerate in ourselves, such as jealousy, anger, pride, unthankfulness, and judgmentalism. Jerry writes not from a height of spiritual accomplishments but from the trenches of his own battles with sin. In his admonitions, Jerry offers a message of hope in the profound mercy of the gospel and the transforming grace of God as the means to overcome our subtle sins.

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No one writes more powerfully today about the need for holiness than Jerry Bridges, who carries on the tradition of Tozer and other great saints through the years. In this book, he focuses us on our own failings. You can't read this without coming to grips with the log in your own eye before dealing with the speck in your neighbor's. This book should have a wonderful ministry in the Christian church. I highly recommend it.

—Charles Colson, Founder, Prison Fellowship Ministries

For the believer seriously considering the lordship of Christ in his life, Respectable Sins is must reading!

—Joni Eareckson Tada, Founder and CEO, Joni and Friends International Disability Center

Respectable Sins is just what we need: an exposé of the little sins that are disappointing to God and get in the way of our spiritual growth.

—Philip Graham Ryken, Senior Minister, Tenth Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Product Details

  • Title: Respectable Sins: Confronting the Sins We Tolerate
  • Author: Jerry Bridges
  • Series: Jerry Bridges Collection
  • Publisher: NavPress
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Pages: 192

About Jerry Bridges

Dr. Jerry Bridges (1929–2016) was an evangelical Christian author, speaker, and staff member of The Navigators, an international, interdenominational Christian ministry focusing on mentoring, discipling, and building relationships. 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 the Christian discipleship organization The Navigators in 1955, where he served as an 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.

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  • Title: Respectable Sins: Confronting the Sins We Tolerate
  • Author: Jerry Bridges
  • Publisher: NavPress
  • Print Publication Date: 2007
  • Logos Release Date: 2011
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Logos Research Edition
  • Subject: Sin › Christianity
  • ISBN: 9781600062926
  • Resource Type: Monograph
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Jerry Bridges

Jerry Bridges (1929–2016) was an evangelical Christian author and speaker. He serves in the Collegiate Mission, and has been on the staff of The Navigators for more than fifty years. Bridges earned an engineering degree from the University of Oklahoma and went on to serve as an officer in the United States Navy during the Korean War before joining the staff 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.


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  1. Glenn Crouch

    Glenn Crouch


    I think that this book is a worthwhile "kick in the pants" that I and many other Christians need. We often categorise sins, and are pleased with ourselves because we don't murder, we don't commit adultery, we don't tell "big" lies - and try to ignore how much Jesus talked about things like greed and anxiety, not to mention all the Bible passages on "our tongues"... However, whilst the Author is very gracious and fully acknowledges his own sins in the various area covered, I believe that there would be great benefit for each chapter to end with a specific prayer for forgiveness, and with encouragement that we do have the Holy Spirit to help us combat our sinful nature; and that the forgiveness that Jesus earned on the Crosss is available right now, and tomorrow when we mess up again. So whilst I would offer caution that you don't let Satan use your sins to send you into depression, anxiety or inactivity, I would argue that this book can be a good spotlight to shine on your own life, to see where you need the Holy Spirit's help. And do pray and ask him to help, whilst you continue to pray for forgiveness :)

  2. Pastor Bill Brown
    A truly enlightening book of the same ilk as The Pursuit of Holiness and a great companion to it.

  3. Bill Shewmaker


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