Book Review: The Discipline of Grace

  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: NavPress; New Edition edition (April 28, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1576839893
  • ISBN-13: 978-1576839898

First of all, I like to read books by Jerry Bridges, I read an earlier work by him on the subject of grace and it was excellent. Further, this book is excellent as well. I did not find that the book is bedtime reading but rather something that one needs to concentrate and be able to search the scriptures as you read. It is a great work on Grace.

Bridges focuses in the book on the fact that we all are in need of God’s grace, there is no one who has ever lived that was good enough on their own merit. Without grace no one would ever come to Christ in the first place but being a Christian is about so much more than just coming to Christ. Many verses in the scripture, such as James tells us that faith without works is dead and a person who talks a good talk but never walks the way of Christ is no Christian at all.

There is more to Grace and that is Discipline. In the book Bridges covers the areas of discipline of commitment, discipline of convictions, discipline of choices, discipline of watching, and the discipline of adversity.

This is a book that every Christian struggling to know more about what is my part and what is God’s part in salvation, will want to read. God is a God of Grace but to whom much is given, much is required.

I recommend this book.


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