09 August, 2010
Trusting God, by Jerry Bridges
Trusting God, by Jerry Bridges is one of the best books written on viewing our circumstances from a biblical perspective that I have yet read. Full of Scripture and of theologically sound truths, Mr. Bridges fleshes out his theme of trusting in our sovereign, wise, and loving God and applies it to all aspects of our life, although his directive is primarily that of adversity.
Initially, I found it interesting that he chose to include self-acceptance as a key part of seeing God's sovereignty amidst trials, but he is absolutely correct! Indeed, that is one particularity about Trusting God that stood out to me: this book is so much more than simply a thesis on basic (or even lofty) Christian beliefs, it is a handbook guiding you towards practical Christian thought and worldview.
The subtitle, Even When Life Hurts, is a reminder to us that Christians ought to expect hardships in life just as a nonbeliever. The difference being that we have the grace of our Lord to gain strength and hope from during those times. This book will strengthen your trust in the Lord as you learn in a deeper way that He is fully in control over every aspect of our lives and is truly worthy of our praise. Excellent!
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