As Christians, we believe that all sins are considered equal in God's eyes. Yet while evangelicals continue to decry the Big Ones--such as abortion, adultery, and violence--we often overlook more deceptive sins. It seems we have created a sliding scale where gossip, jealousy, and selfishness comfortably exist within the church. In short, some sins have simply become acceptable. Acclaimed author Jerry Bridges believes that just as culture has lost the concept of sin, the church faces the same danger. Throughout, Jerry encourages victory over personal sin through the gospel's transforming power. This release is perfect for readers who long to thoughtfully examine their lives and discover a deeper walk with God.
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EXCELLENT! Great Book to "Examine your Faith"
I really liked the Jerry Bridges Book called "TRUSTING GOD - EVEN WHEN LIFE HURTS" (Audiobook) so I thought I'd check this one out too..which was Grreat. This Book helps one to do-what-the-Apostle Paul tells us to do which is to: Examine your Faith (2 Cor 13:5..to make sure your Truly saved, etc) We so often look at other people's flaws and point-at-other-people's-Sins.. without considering our own Sinful bad Attitudes, etc. It really helped me to be so much more aware of my own sins etc. which is soo important. Also, Eph 6:10-20 tells God's-people to put the Full Armor of God on.. as Satan goes about like a roaring-lion to: Strategize, Trick, & Deceive us. I recommend this Audiobook.. Which will help you to Examine your Faith & also to be used to sanctify & become more like Jesus thru looking to His Word. // One sin I believe the author could add to this Book (in an updated version he might do someday) is the growing sin of self-love and narcissism that is sadly growing in today's church.. Especially since the rise of social platforms such as Facebook and Instagram. I can't believe how many photos I see on Facebook by "so-called Christians" who love to take so many photos of themselves (called: Self-ies) & talk about themselves.. Please understand what I'm saying here.. I'm not saying we can't ever post photos of ourselves .. but it becomes so UNglorifying to the Lord when its all about SELF.. and our SELF-importance,etc VS being about Jesus Christ, etc... i.e. John 3:30 says, "HE (Jesus) must INCREASE, & I must DECREASE". Amen!
Great content….horrible audio!
My wife and I were reading this book as part of a family group we are involved with at our church. Because I spend a fair amount of time driving, I thought this would be a great way to digest the content of the book when I’m not able to read the physical book. From the beginning I was turned off from wanting to continue listening to the book. The content of the book was sadly undermined by the monotone voice of the reader, and I found out that one of the other men in our family group felt the same way. Jerry Bridges has a great reputation as an author, as I have read other books written by him. However, I was and still am extremely disappointed with the lack of quality with the audio recording of this book. I don’t expect James Early Jones, but listening to this made me want to fall asleep while driving, as opposed to holding my attention as I thought it would. I only gave it two stars due to the actual content.