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The Bookends of the Christian Life

The Bookends of the Christian Life

by Jerry Bridges, Bob Bevington

$7.49 $9.99


The authors use an extended metaphor to serve up a little book with a big message about two essentials of the Christian life.

What do bookends have to do with the Christian life? They are a metaphor that Jerry Bridges has developed over the years, and which he and coauthor Bob Bevington amplify in this small volume. The two "bookends" explain not only how we as sinners can be made acceptable to a holy God but also how we can find the power to change. They are thus essential for the Christian life.

In a unique book that should garner the attention of a wide range of readers, the authors use their extended metaphor to help readers answer questions like:

• How can I overcome persistent guilt?

• How can I deal with the pressure to measure up?

• Where can I find the motivation it takes to grow?

• How can I live the Christian life with both my head and my heart?

• How can I be sure God loves me?

• How can I change in an authentic and lasting way?

So what are the bookends of the Christian life? The first is Christ's righteousness transferred to dependent believers, and the second is the Holy Spirit's transformative power. All the "books" of our lives are held safe and secure between these two bookends.

In continuing their goal to re-center the church at large onto the historic gospel of Jesus Christ, Bridges and Bevington have served up this little book with a big message so that believers and seekers alike can understand these two keys to a genuine Christian life.


Author Information

  • 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.