The Practice of Godliness
Scripture tells us that God has given us “everything we need for life and godliness.” But what makes a Christian godly?
In this book, Navigator author Jerry Bridges examines what it means to grow in Christian character. Learn more about the character of God as you grow a deeper relationship with Him. Establish the foundation upon which godly character is built and continue by developing maturity and pursuing holiness.
Table of Contents
- Value for All Things
- Devotion to God
- Train Yourself to Be Godly
- Seeking a Deeper Devotion
- Taking on God’s Character
- Kindness and Goodness
- Reaching the Goal
About the Author
The Pursuit of Holiness. Trusting God. The Practice of Godliness. The Joy of Fearing God. . . . One look at these book titles gives you a clear indication of what author Jerry Bridges is all about—teaching readers how they can know and understand God in a deep and meaningful way, and how that knowledge can literally transform their lives.
Jerry’s own life changed while serving as an officer in the United States Navy. It was during his military career that he first came into contact with The Navigators, an organization committed to this holy mission: “to reach, disciple, and equip people to know Christ and make Him known through successive generations.” Jerry soon felt God’s call to work for The Navigators ministry, and, in time, he became the vice president of its corporate affairs, applying his University of Oklahoma education. His relationship with The Navigators began in 1955, and it’s still going strong. Today, Jerry is a staff member with The Navigators Community Ministries Group, where he is engaged primarily in a Bible teaching ministry.
A Writing Ministry of Vast Influence
One major avenue for Jerry’s seasoned teaching abilities has been books. He’s written six to date: the four above, Transforming Grace, and The Discipline of Grace. The Practice of Godliness has been honored as well with sales of more than 400,000 copies. But it is The Pursuit of Holiness for which Jerry is best known.
Selling over a million copies, The Pursuit of Holiness explains clearly how God has equipped us to lead holy lives. h He shows how reason and emotion influence our will, and how habits and personal discipline play a part in holy living. One reviewer, said that Jerry Bridges reveals what holiness is and what that means to a Christian life.
What Jerry Bridges means to his audience is evident—he’s a trusted, reliable source of spiritual wisdom that always leads them to the source of all things right and true: God.
Born in Texas, Jerry now lives in Colorado Springs, Colorado, with his wife, Jane.