Sunday, July 3, 2016

Jerry Bridges- "Humility"


The Blessing of Humility: Walk Within Your Calling


There’s a lot of good stuff in this book. 
(I know, that’s the world’s most unsophisticated endorsement.) 

Jerry Bridges was in his eighties when he wrote “Humility,” and so he had a whole lot of life to look back on as he crafted what would be his final book. Clearly, that life experience helped distil his many convictions. 

Chapter by chapter, Jerry explores humility, drawing his full definition from his studies in the Beatitudes. Accordingly, the chapters are devoted to the concepts of peacemaking, meekness, mercy, purity of heart, mourning, righteousness, and poverty of spirit. 

I was left with plenty to think about- mostly in the vein of “poverty of spirit.” We have poor, tired little spirits, but God wants us to display his glorious richness to the world. Somewhere, in the meeting of God and man, is humility- we're receiving what we did not earn, as given gift, because we’re loved. 

I thank Navpress for my review copy.