My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Jerry Bridges is one of my favorite authors, so I was glad that another book of his was coming out even though he recently passed away. His book The Pursuit of Holiness was life-changing for me and Respectable Sins hit a few nerves of guilt as well. In The Blessing of Humility Jerry’s usual easy-to-read style takes us through the Beatitudes. These character traits for a believer include mourning over our sin, and not just the “big” ones, but the daily common ones of gossiping, pride or envy. Each chapter takes us through a brief snapshot of another Beatitude. Very practical and down-to-earth, Jerry takes us through applying the traits found in the Beatitudes. The beginning traits deal with heart attitude, while the later traits help us work out our relationships with other people.
For those who have loved Jerry Bridges’ work in the past, this was another great read. For those who haven’t read him yet, this is a good book to start. Humility is a necessary part of a believer’s life. Part of developing humility is growing in our understanding of how much we sin and how much God has forgiven us through Christ.
*I received a copy of this book free from the publisher through Netgalley in exchange for my review.