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The Gospel for Real Life: Turn to the Liberating Power of the Cross...Every Day (Bridges)

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What difference does the gospel make? The gospel of Jesus Christ is the door to eternal life, but what difference does it make once we're inside God's kingdom? Jerry Bridges says the gospel is the very lifeblood of our walk with God. Without doubt it is the key to our salvation, but it is also the power for our daily progress in holiness.

The Gospel for Real Life will help you:

  • Experience freedom from the grip of sin and know the joy of pursuing holiness

  • Revel in God's acceptance of you and participate in His grace as a daily reality

  • Expose the subtle acids of legalism in your life and enjoy the liberty of the cross

  • Discover how to "preach the gospel to yourself daily" and so partake of its continuous transforming power

  • Carry the true fullness of the gospel to a desperately needy world around you

This new paperback edition includes a study guide to help you experience every day "the unsearchable riches of Christ" that are available to us in the gospel. 


Table of Contents: 

  1. Unsearchable Riches
  2. Why the Cross?
  3. The Pleasure of Obedience
  4. Justice Satisfied
  5. The Empty Cup
  6. The Scapegoat
  7. Ransomed!
  8. Reconciliation
  9. Right Standing with God
  10. Paul’s Great Exchange
  11. The Gift of God
  12. Children of God
  13. Confident Assurance
  14. We Shall Be Like Him
  15. The Gospel and Sanctification
  16. To the Ends of the Earth



Jerry Bridges (1929-2016) was a well-known Christian writer and conference speaker. His best-known book, The Pursuit of Holiness, has sold well over a million copies. A prolific author, he has sold over 3.5 million copies of his various books, with several titles translated and published in a variety of foreign languages. He joined the staff of The Navigators in 1955, serving 60 years as a staff member in various capacities before transitioning to associate staff and serving within the collegiate ministry.



"The Christian church benefits each time Jerry Bridges takes up his pen to author a book. The Gospel for Real Life is no exception, as clearly outlines Christ's work on our behalf. The reader is left with a grateful heart and a desire to serve more fully in His kingdom." - R.C. Sproul, president and chairman, Ligonier Ministries

"For salvation, for our day-to-day walk with God, for our eternal life with God, we must learn to rely on the gospel. Jerry Bridges makes a compelling case that the riches we seek are in Jesus Christ crucified and then tells us how to receive those riches by faith. If you're weary in your life with God, this is the refresher course - and the refreshment - that you need." - Chuck Colson, chairman, Prison Fellowship Ministries