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a collaborative work by Jerry Bridges and Bob Bevington

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In a unique book that should garner the attention of a wide range of readers, the Jerry Bridges and Bob Bevington use the extended metaphor of two bookends to help readers answer questions like:

  • How can I overcome persistent guilt?
  • How can I deal with the pressure to measure up?
  • Where can I find the motivation it takes to grow?
  • How can I live the Christian life with both my head and my heart?
  • How can I be sure God loves me?
  • How can I change in an authentic and lasting way?

So what are the bookends of the Christian life? Justification and Sanctification. In continuing their goal to re-center the church at large onto the historic gospel of Jesus Christ, Bridges and Bevington have served up this little book with a big message so that believers and seekers alike can understand these two keys to a genuine Christian life.

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Critical Acclaim

"Forgiveness of  sin  and power  to  change—I  can  think of no more essential topics for a Christian to study than these twin blessings of the gospel. And I can think of no one better to write on these topics than Jerry Bridges. Jerry has provided for me over the years a constant diet of gospel-saturated writing, and here is a fresh feast. I trust you will enjoy it as much as I have"
C.J Mahaney, Sovereign Grace Ministries

"Jerry Bridges and Bob Bevington look at the Christian life through a wide-angle lens, examining the framework that supports, stabilizes and secures the believer’s life in Christ. They teach elements of a distinctly biblical worldview, leaning upon the righteousness of Christ on one hand and upon the power of the Holy Spirit on the other. A wise and powerful book, one I heartily recommend."
Tim Challies, author, The Discipline of Spiritual Discernment

"Thinking you understand  the gospel but applying  it only  to salvation is like barely releasing your sail and slogging through the waves. Bookends will equip you to release that sail, catch the mighty wind of God, and see every ‘book’ in your life transformed."
Dee Brestin, author, Falling in Love With Jesus

"Through his many books, Jerry Bridges has been shepherding my soul since I first became a Christian sixteen years ago. He has done it again. As I have come to expect, he has provided a sea of theological matter in a drop of devotional  language. Here you will  find God-centered doctrine that is delectably deep and down to earth at the same time. I promise that if you read this book carefully and prayerfully, you will gain both an informed mind and an enlarged heart."
Tullian Tchividjian, Pastor, New City Church, Ft. Lauderdale; author, Unfasionable: Making a Difference in this World by Being Differen

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"Jerry Bridges and Bob Bevington have provided another marvelous instrument for guiding believers to the provisions of a gospel-blessed and gospel-driven  life.  In  this volume  the surpassing righteousness of Christ joined with the power of the Holy Spirit is clearly displayed from God’s Word. Thanks from all of us who desire to make disciples that will follow Christ purposefully and passionately."
Harry L. Reeder, III, Sr. Pastor, Briarwood Presbyterian Church, Birmingham, Alabama

"With their latest publication, the authors display how sound theology is transformational and how understanding enhances true piety and produces profound worship."
Robert M. Norris, Pastor, Fourth Presbyterian Church, Bethesda, Maryland

"Martin Luther said,  ‘Man  in his search  for  truth  is  like a drunken peasant. You help him up on one side of his horse and he falls over the other side.’ This book, perhaps more than any other, is designed to keep you on the horse living in the truth of the gospel. There are few books you will find more valuable on your shelf."
Joe Coffey, Lead Pastor, Hudson Community Chapel, Hudson, OH

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