Jerry Bridges Bio, Family, Wife, Books, Quotes and Death

Jerry Bridges was an American evangelical Christian author, speaker and staff member of The Navigators. He was the author of more than a dozen books.

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Jerry Bridges Biography

Jerry Bridges was an American evangelical Christian author, speaker and staff member of The Navigators.

He was the author of more than a dozen books, including The Pursuit of Holiness, which has sold more than one million copies

Jerry Bridges Age

Jerry Bridges was born on December 4, 1929. He was born in Texas. He died on March 6, 2016. He died at the age of 86.

Jerry Bridges Family

No information on his parents or siblings is disclosed to the public.

Jerry Bridges Wife

He first married Eleanor Miller from 1963 to 1988. He then married Jane Mallot from 1989 to 2016.

Jerry Bridges Children

No information on his children is disclosed to the public.

Jerry Bridges Educational Background

He graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a degree in engineering before working as an agent in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War.

Jerry Bridges Books

The Pursuit of Holiness
Trusting God
You Can Trust God
The Crisis of Caring: Recovering the Meaning of True Fellowship
Transforming Grace
The Practice of Godliness
The Joy of Fearing God
I Exalt You, O God: Encountering His Greatness in Your Private Worship
I Give You Glory, O God
The Chase: Pursuing Holiness in Your Everyday Life
The Gospel For Real Life,
Growing Your Faith: How to Mature in Christ
Is God Really in Control? Trusting God in a World of Terrorism, Tsunamis, and Personal Tragedy,
The Discipline of Grace
The Fruitful Life:The Overflow of God’s Love Through You
Respectable Sins: Confronting the Sins we Tolerate
The Great Exchange
The Bookends of the Christian Life
The Transforming Power of the Gospel
Who Am I? – Identity in Christ

Jerry Bridges Quotes

“Too often, we say we are defeated by this or that sin. No, we are not defeated. We are simply disobedient. It might be good if we stop using the terms victory and defeat to describe our progress in holiness. Rather, we should use the terms obedience and disobedience. When I say I am defeated by some sin, I am unconsciously slipping out from under my responsibility. I am saying something outside of me has defeated me. But when I say I am disobedient, that places the responsibility for my sin squarely on me. We may, in fact, be defeated, but the reason we are defeated is that we have chosen to disobey.

We need to brace ourselves up and to realize that we are responsible for thoughts, attitudes, and actions. We need to reckon on the fact that we died to sin’s reign, that it no longer has any dominion over us, that God has united us with the risen Christ in all His power and has given us the Holy Spirit to work in us. Only as we accept our responsibility and appropriate God’s provisions will we make any progress in our pursuit of holiness.”

“One of the most difficult defilements of the spirit to deal with is the critical spirit. A critical spirit has its root in pride. Because of the ‘plank’ of pride in our own eye, we are not capable of dealing with the ‘speck’ of need in someone else. We are often like the Pharisee who, completely unconscious of his own need prayed “God, I thank you that I am not like other men” (Luke 18:11). We are quick to see – and to speak of – the faults of others, but slow to see our own needs. How sweetly we relish the opportunity to speak critically of someone else – even when we are unsure of the facts. We forget that “a man who stirs up dissension among brothers” by criticizing one to another is one of the “six things which the Lord hates” (Proverbs 6:16-19)”

“… we did decide to trust Christ, but the reason we made that decision is that God had first made us spiritually alive. … God comes to us when we’re spiritually dead when we don’t even realize our condition, and gives us the spiritual ability to see our plight and to see the solution in Christ. God comes all the way, not partway, to meet us in our need. When we were dead, He made us alive in Christ. And the first act of that new life is to turn in faith to Jesus.”

“Every day is important for us because it is a day ordained by God. If we are bored with life there is something wrong with our concept of God and His involvement in our daily lives. Even the dullest and tedious days of our lives are ordained by God and ought to be used by us to glorify Him.”

“Our 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.”

“In the deceitfulness of our hearts, we sometimes play with temptation by entertaining the thought that we can always confess and later ask forgiveness. Such thinking is exceedingly dangerous. God’s judgment is without partiality. He never overlooks our sin. He never decides not to bother, since the sin is only a small one. No, God hates sin intensely whenever and wherever He finds it.”

Jerry Bridges Sermons

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Jerry Bridges Death

He was a widower at the moment of his suicide, marrying a lady named Jane a year after the suicide of his first wife. Bridges died in Colorado Springs, Colorado at the era of 86 on March 6, 2016.