Sunday, March 27, 2011
Book Review: The Discipline of Grace
The Discipline of Grace by Jerry Bridges. Not because it isn't any good. But because I had to stop and ponder. And stop and ponder some more.
The description of the book includes the sentence: "The Discipline of Grace offers a clear and and thorough explanation of the gospel and what it means to be a believer." That really does sum it up.
Early in the book, Bridges talks about how we (as believers) tend to create a little timeline -- separated by salvation -- where the gospel is the most important thing Before Salvation, and the message of discipleship is the most important thing After Salvation.
Bridges argues that the gospel message is the most important one all along, and that believers need to preach the gospel to themselves every single day. Every. Single. Day. As a result, one thing that I started working on as a result of reading this book is to memorize Romans 3:19-26.
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