The Blessing of Humility by Jerry Bridges


I hadn’t read a Jerry Bridges title in several years, though I have no idea why. Years ago I was incredibly blessed by his book on holiness. Reading this re-released title makes me regret not having read more by this beloved, recently deceased writer. Navpress is re-releasing his titles in far more attractive paperbacks that those we saw years ago.

This title had that same heart-piercing quality I remembered from years back. The ten chapters are based the Beatitudes. In them he sees the theme of humility. I had never really thought of that, but after reading him  I am thoroughly convinced he is right. I was hooked by the time I finished the first Beatitude of “poor in spirit.”

Every chapter was superb, but I was most moved by the ones on mourning, pure in heart, and peacemaker. That will probably vary among readers based on where they are, but I would be shocked if some of these chapters didn’t move you.

The main value in this volume is its devotional or Christian growth element, but I plan to keep it on hand when I am studying the Beatitudes too. It holds up quite well as a Bible study resource as well.

I highly recommend this volume and have decided I need more Jerry Bridges reading for myself.

I received this book free from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

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