Your worst days are never so bad that you are beyond the reach of God's grace. And your best days are never so good that you are beyond the need of God's grace. We know we need grace. Without it we'd never come to Christ in the first place. But being a Christian is more than just coming to Christ. It's about growing and becoming more like Jesus—it's about pursuing holiness. The pursuit of holiness is hard work, and that's where we turn from grace to discipline—and often make a big mistake. In The Discipline of Grace Jerry Bridges offers a clear and thorough explanation of the gospel and what it means to the believer. Explore how the same grace that brings us to faith in Christ also disciplines us in Christ.
If you've ever struggled with what your roles is and what role God takes in your growth as a Christian, this book will comfort and challenge you as you learn to rest in Christ while vigorously pursuing a life of holiness.
The Discipline of Grace offers a clear and thorough explanation of the gospel and what it means to the believer, and how the same grace that brings us to faith in Christ also disciplines us in Christ, and how we learn to discipline ourselves in the areas of commitment, convictions, choices, watchfulness, and adversity. The Discipline of Grace is highly recommended reading for anyone struggling to overcome the world in Christ.
—Midwest Book Review
I found this to be an excellent book. Bridges balances the ideas of grace, the need for real personal discipline, and the part God plays in the pursuit of holiness. . . . This is a book worth reading. It will encourage your heart and breath new life into your struggle to become more like Christ.
—Steven H. Sanchez, Emmaus Journal, Volume 4, 1995
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.