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"Through his many books, Jerry Bridges has been shepherding my soul since I first became a Christian sixteen years ago. He has done it again. As I have come to expect, he has provided a sea of theological matter in a drop of devotional language. Here you will find God-centered doctrine that is delectably deep and down to earth at the same time. I promise that if you read this book carefully and prayerfully, you will gain both an informed mind and an enlarged heart." --Tullian Tchividjian, Pastor, Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church; author, Jesus + Nothing = Everything"Jerry Bridges and Bob Bevington have provided another marvelous instrument for guiding believers to the provisions of a gospel-blessed and gospel-driven life. In this volume the surpassing righteousness of Christ joined with the power of the Holy Spirit is clearly displayed from God's Word. Thanks from all of us who desire to make disciples that will follow Christ purposefully and passionately." --Harry L. Reeder III, Senior Pastor, Briarwood Presbyterian Church, Birmingham, Alabama"Forgiveness of sin and power to change-I can think of no more essential topics for a Christian to study than these twin blessings of the gospel. And I can think of no one better to write on these topics than Jerry Bridges. Jerry has provided for me over the years a constant diet of gospel-saturated writing, and here is a fresh feast. I trust you will enjoy it as much as I have." --C. J. Mahaney, Senior Pastor, Sovereign Grace Church of Louisville"Jerry Bridges and Bob Bevington look at the Christian life through a wide-angle lens, examining the framework that supports, stabilizes and secures the believer's life in Christ. They teach elements of a distinctly biblical worldview, leaning upon the righteousness of Christ on one hand and upon the power of the Holy Spirit on the other. A wise and powerful book, one I heartily recommend." --Tim Challies, Christian Blogger Challies.com; Editor, Discerning Reader; Author The Discipline of Spiritual Discernment"Thinking you understand the gospel but applying it only to salvation is like barely releasing your sail and slogging through the waves. Bookends will equip you to release that sail, catch the mighty wind of God, and see every "book" in your life transformed." --Dee Brestin, author, Idol Lies and The God of all Comfort"With their latest publication, the authors display how sound theology is transformational and how understanding enhances true piety and produces profound worship." --Robert M. Norris, Pastor, Fourth Presbyterian Church, Bethesda, Maryland"Martin Luther said, 'Man in his search for truth is like a drunken peasant. You help him up on one side of his horse and he falls over the other side.' This book, perhaps more than any other, is designed to keep you on the horse living in the truth of the gospel. There are few books you will find more valuable on your shelf." --Joe Coffey, Lead Pastor, Hudson Community Chapel, Hudson, Ohio
JERRY BRIDGES is a longtime staff member of The Navigators and currently serves with their collegiate ministry. In addition to his international speaking ministry, he has authored nearly fifteen books; among them, the bestseller The Pursuit of Holiness, which has sold well over a million copies, and the award-winning titles The Discipline of Grace and I Will Follow You, O God. BOB BEVINGTON has practiced optometry since 1980 and cofounded several entrepreneurial companies. However, his passion is the message of the cross. He met Jerry Bridges in 2003, and their mentoring relationship-along with Bevington's writing skills and disciplines-eventually grew into the coauthoring relationship that produced this book and Crossway's The Great Exchange.