The Gospel for Real Life: Turn to the Liberating Power of the Cross... Every Day

The Gospel for Real Life Turn to the Liberating Power of the Cross Every Day The gospel provides for our eternal salvation but how does it benefit us day to day Find out from author Jerry Bridges how the gospel sets you free from sin s defeat and daily transforms you into Chr

  • Title: The Gospel for Real Life: Turn to the Liberating Power of the Cross... Every Day
  • Author: Jerry Bridges Jonathan L. Graf
  • ISBN: 9781576835074
  • Page: 373
  • Format: Paperback
  • The gospel provides for our eternal salvation, but how does it benefit us day to day Find out from author Jerry Bridges how the gospel sets you free from sin s defeat and daily transforms you into Christlikeness.Includes study guide.

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    • Natalie Vellacott says:

      I enjoy all Jerry Bridges' books and this was no exception. He had a great way of simplifying theology for the lay reader. This is not one of his best books: it is an overview of the Gospel message seeking to help readers to apply Gospel truths to their everyday lives. However, I found some of it a little repetitive and some of the examples he uses seem to be slightly off topic.Bridges main focus in this book is to dispel the myths surrounding our relationship with God as believers. He wants Chr [...]

    • Rachel says:

      This book was helpful for me as a woman who became a Christian at a young age and was then forever in Christian circles after that. It's easy to form the mindset that, because I am a Christian and have gone to church my whole life, I know all there is to know about the Gospel, namely Jesus Christ's life, death, and resurrection and what that means for me and others. But the Gospel isn't something that is stagnant or was intended to be believed once and then not ever revisited again. The Gospel t [...]

    • Justin Heck says:

      An excellent, clear understanding of the gospel and how it affects my life. This book makes me want to read other books by Bridges.

    • Scott Norris says:

      It took me forever to finish this short book. I love Jerry Bridges' work, but this one just was hard to get through. It wasn't boring. It wasn't overly theological. I guess expectations are the key. I was expecting the book to be more applicable for "every day" life. It was mainly a succinct chapter by chapter explanation of the depth of the Gospel with two chapters in the end about how this can be put in your life everyday. Really just one chapter is "every day", and the second end-chapter is a [...]

    • Reid says:

      This book is a common man's theological and practical guide to living the Christian life.By reading and re-reading the contents and replaying these Biblical principles in my head, my hard heart can become more soft toward God and people.I do like the repetition and summary after summary of the Biblical concepts.I recommend this book.Bridges answers the questions- What is the Gospel we should preach to ourselves, everyday?- Why do WE, WHO ARE ALREADY BELIEVERS, need to preach it to ourselves?- Ho [...]

    • Pete says:

      Bridges did such a great job of reminding us to remind ourselves of the Gospel daily. A great encouragement that all your debt has been nailed to the cross and this described in so many clear ways.

    • Mary Ann says:

      This is the perfect book for getting a clear understanding of the Gospel. It explains in great detail the meaning of what Jesus did on the cross why He died, what He accomplished, and why we need to accept what He did for us. The author states "We cannot begin to understand the true significance of the cross unless we understand something of the holiness of God and the depth of our sin." After reading this book, you will have a greater knowledge of God and His holiness along with the realization [...]

    • Brian says:

      Bridges' primary objectives in this work is to dispel erroneous views of the gospel and to articulate what is the pure gospel. The widely held, but erroneous, understanding of the gospel is what Bridges' calls, "a truncated view of the gospel." This is the view that the gospel is "a door we walk through to become a Christian." In other words, this view says, "the gospel is only for unbelievers." Another unbiblical view of the gospel sees the gospel as what it can do for me. It is the "fire insur [...]

    • Uma says:

      1CThe Gospel for Real Life 1D by 18Jerry Bridges 19 from NavPress is a fantastic book on the subject of Gospel. The clarity with which the subject has been handled makes this book special. Jerry Bridges is an experienced Bible teacher and a member of the Navigator Collegiate Ministry Group. Initially Jerry claims that this book is not meant to be theological treatise but intends to be 18Gospel 101 19. However, I would say that 1CThe Gospel for Real Life 1D is a theological treatise in its own fl [...]

    • Cindy Navarro says:

      We know that the gospel provides the news we share with others about salvation, but is that all there is to it? Do we need to read it on a daily basis, or is that part complete once we pray to accept Jesus as our Savior? Navigator author, Jerry Bridges, explores this issue in his book, The Gospel For Real Life. The gospel is to be used to transform you daily into the image of Christ. 2 Corinthians 3:18 is the verse that came to my mind, and is used in the Study Guide provided in the book. The be [...]

    • Jacob Aitken says:

      I bought this book after someone recommended Jerry Bridges to me. I found this book a very basic, easy to read guideline to Covenant theology, namely the aspect of Salvation and the Christian Life.Bridges Encourages believers to embrace the reality of Christ's finished work on the Cross, understand the meaning of reconciliation and Adoption by God, and no longer live with the knowledge and regret of past failure. Among the interesting points in the book is Bridge's interpretation of the word *pr [...]

    • Brian Pate says:

      All Bridges does for 172 pages is explain the gospel — and it’s a slam dunk! This book is a crash course in Soteriology. The gospel begins with the bad news: we are sinners and God is angry at our sin (ch. 2). The rest of the book spells out the good news. By Christ’s death on the cross and active righteousness (ch. 3), God’s justice is satisfied (ch. 4). This provides propitiation (ch. 5), expiation (ch. 6), and redemption (ch. 7) for those who are justified (chs. 9-10) by faith (ch. 11 [...]

    • Scott K says:

      When I first read this book I kept saying to myself this is a would be a great book for prison ministry. Thus it became the 1st book of 4 in a discipleship class I developed for just that. The class became my best in overall participation and consistent attendance. I had a couple of students remark it was one of the best books they've read and in prison one reads a lot. Through word of mouth there is a waiting list for the next time the book will be taught (God willing). I will begin teaching it [...]

    • Jacob Aitken says:

      I bought this book after someone recommended Jerry Bridges to me. I found this book a very basic, easy to read guideline to Covenant theology, namely the aspect of Salvation and the Christian Life.Bridges Encourages believers to embrace the reality of Christ's finished work on the Cross, understand the meaning of reconciliation and Adoption by God, and no longer live with the knowledge and regret of past failure. Among the interesting points in the book is Bridge's interpretation of the word *pr [...]

    • Kurt says:

      Bridges fails in his stated goal of presenting the gospel in a way that you can preach to yourself daily - this is a long and thorough analysis of various aspects of Jesus' life, death, and resurrection, and I don't think it helps for daily reminders. The book is a great way, though, to explore systematic theology at a conversational level. Bridges has some wonderful insights with respect to the nature of propitiation, and his presentation is so warm and earnest that anyone can read this and get [...]

    • Jeanie says:

      We as Christians need the gospel every day in all that we do and are. This book is a great tool for the reminder of the gospel in our lives. With clear and new insight that will empower the believer. This is a great tool for those that interested in the christian faith and what Jesus is all about. Bridges at location 126 kindle edition, "Without some heartfelt conviction of our sin, we can have no serious feeling of personal interest in the Gospel. The sermon on the mount is plainly the gospel. [...]

    • Jason says:

      I noticed a tendency in my life to be more sanctification-centered rather than justification-centered. In other words, (and simply put without all the caveats that should accompany this statement) I thought more about where I was failing and needed to change than the fact that I was already bought by God and change in my life was due to Him not me. So, I picked up this book to help me refocus. Very helpful!

    • Josue Manriquez says:

      This is an excellent book in which Jerry Bridges draws the reader's attention to the Gospel. Indeed, the Gospel ought to be considered on a daily basis, and Jerry Bridges clearly explains what the Gospel is, why we should preach it to ourselves every day, and how we do it. Please do not pass over this book because you do not believe you need to read a book about the Gospel. If you think that way, I believe you should read this!

    • Brett says:

      Bridges offers a great overview on soteriology (study of salvation), but this work is disappointing as an application of the gospel in real life. From the title, I was hoping for a deeper treatment of role of the gospel in the sanctification of Christians. Bridges focuses little on the gospel of Jesus (that is, the story summarized by Paul in 1 Cor. 15), but how this good news works out in our salvation.

    • CJ says:

      Mostly a book of the theology of salvation. The 1st eight chapters outline how Jesus:Obeyed the law of God.Satisfied the justice of God.Exhausted the wrath of God.Removed our sins.Redeemed us and reconciled us.Then it addresses other issues like assurance, sanctification and being a child of God. From the title I had expected more of an application type of book, but it does go through many subjects quite thoroughly.

    • Matthew says:

      I love Jerry's solid foundational heart for the core truth/message of the Gospel. He is a man that is dedicated to that message, and to living daily out of the truth of the message. It's a great book that encourages daily transformational living based upon the core truth of the Good News of Jesus Christ. Read it.

    • Sarah Jo says:

      I do read books other than Christian ones, but I was struggling this summer with how the Gospel applies to my life. This book had been sitting on my shelf and I thought it was no time like the present! It's an easy read and helpful. Now, if I could just transfer the info from my brain to my heart.

    • Hope says:

      4.5 stars.A great devotional read to instill the most basic yet most profound principles of the Bible into a Christian's life. This book is sure to encourage the believer in every area of life in their walk with Christ!Recommended to all who love Christ or for those who want to know more about Christianity and a personal relationship with Christ.

    • librarian4Him02 says:

      One of my goals this year is to read to initiate spiritual and personal change. Bridges book reinforced truths I"ve grown up knowing and truths I've recently discovered in my walk with the Lord. I highly recommend this book.

    • Michelle says:

      Taking the gospel further than just a conversion experience. A wonderful book to remind us that we carry the gospel with us everyday into every part of our lives. It's our source of hope AND salvation!

    • Laura says:

      This was a great book - an unimtimidating and engaging read on how to live your day to day life in light of the Gospel. I'd recommend it to anyone interested in the practical application of the Gospel.

    • Amanda says:

      This book does an excellent job of taking complex material and making it accessible regardless of your educational background. This text should be a must read in every Christian's life! It is vital that everyone understand the implications of the gospel on your every day life. Absolute must read!

    • Kim says:

      This was an excellent book on the foundational doctrines of Christianity, but I was hoping for a more practical guide to "preaching the gospel" to myself for help in daily living which is how the book was advertised. It does not deliver on that, but I am still glad I read the book.

    • Clayton Allen says:

      Read a chapter a week and it will change your life! The gospel is the power by which we are saved and by which we live in the Spirit!The book is a breakdown of what is contained in the Good News and how it applies to our new life.

    • Mano Chil says:

      I borrowed this book from a good friend and I'm really glad I got to this book.Jerry Bridges is mature Christian who has enlightened me in understanding some aspects of Christianity much better.

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