JRF’s #1 – Trusting God by Jerry Bridges

Ya, I know.  Kind of a late start.  I have no delusions that I am going to make 52 books this year.  But I find that reviewing the books I read is a good discipline and perhaps you might find something edifying as well so here we go…


I finally made enough 10 minute drives back and forth to work to finish this audio book version of Jerry Bridges classic.  As you may remember from last year’s audio book experiment, I have book on CD issues.

That said, Trusting God was an immensely encouraging listen.  In it Bridges takes the clearly taught, yet so often misunderstood or denied,  Biblical doctrine of God’s sovereignty and shows how the simple act of trusting that God is who He says He is will profoundly change your life.

Perhaps the phrase that sticks with me the most and was oft repeated in the book was, “God’s will is not in competition with our good”.

This book helped expand my view of God’s greatness and goodness.  In addition, it helped me see how the Big God of Scripture is involved with every detail of my life, and how that knowledge can give me strength in the midst of trial and uncertainty.

Read (or listen) to this book to help your Theology inform and transform your worship of and walk with King Jesus.


The good that God works for in our lives is conformity to the likeness of His Son. It is not necessarily comfort or happiness but conformity to Christ in ever-increasing measure in this life and in its fullness in eternity.”  p. 120.


God’s unfailing love for us is an objective fact affirmed over and over in the Scriptures. It is true whether we believe it or not. Our doubts do not destroy God’s love, nor does our faith create it. It originates in the very nature of God, who is love, and it flows to us through our union with His beloved Son.”            p. 155.

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A broken sinner saved by the gracious work of Jesus Christ. Husband to the greatest woman of all time. Seriously. Father of 4. I enjoy surfing, SCUBA, basketball, and exploring. I also like to read and write and want to get better at both.

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