Friday, June 04, 2010

The Fruitful Life Jerry Bridges

Anything by Jerry Bridges is well worth the read. This one comes in the style of the Pursuit of Holiness. If you want to slip along challenge free in the Christian life then I recommend that you don't read this book or indeed any book of Bridges. On the other hand if you are desiring to grow in grace and deal with the sin that remains within - then take up and read. the book comprises 12 simple chapters covering - yes you guessed it - the fruit of the Spirit. Each chapter takes about 10-15 minutes to read and a lifetime to learn. The author takes each of the fruit of the Spirit in turn and unpacks the meaning with the help of other Scripture. At the end of each chapter there are helpful study questions that get the truth driven in deep. This is a most helpful book to use as part of a daily devotions or study for a small group.