Respectable Sins: Confronting the Sins We Tolerate
"Respectable Sins is just what we need: an expos of the little sins that are disappointing to God and get in the way of our spiritual growth."See All
Philip Graham Ryken
D. Phil, president, Wheaton College
"For the believer seriously considering the lordship of Christ in his life, Respectable Sins is must reading!"See All
Joni Eareckson Tada
founder and CEO, Joni and Friends International Disability Center
"If we are not humbled into repentance by Bridges' diagnosis of things that are wrong with us, then something is indeed wrong with us, and badly so. Read this bookwe need toand be ready for a gentle surgeon's sharp knife."See All
J. I. Packer
professor of theology, Regent College
"No one writes more powerfully today about the need for holiness than Jerry Bridges, who carries on the tradition of Tozer and other great saints through the years. In this book, he focuses us on our own failing. You can't read this without coming to grips with the log in your own eye before dealing with the speck in your neighbor's. This book should have a wonderful ministry in the Christian church. I highly recommend it."See All
founder, Prison Fellowship Ministries
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Books at a Glance
Have Christians become so preoccupied with the major sins of our society that we have lost sight of our need to deal with our own more subtle sins? Jerry Bridges returns to his trademark theme of holiness and addresses a dozen clusters of specific "acceptable" sins that we tend to tolerate in ourselves—such as jealousy, anger, pride, unthankfulness, and judgmentalism.
Jerry writes not from a height of spiritual accomplishment but from the trenches of his own battles with sin. In his admonitions, Jerry offers a message of hope in the profound mercy of the gospel and the transforming grace of God as the means to overcoming our subtle sins.
If you lead a small group or Bible class, don’t miss the companion discussion guide for this important book.
Published August 2007
About the Author
Jerry Bridges is an author and conference speaker. His most popular book, The Pursuit of Holiness, has sold over one million copies. Jerry has been on the staff of The Navigators for over fifty years, and currently serves in the Collegiate Mission where he is involved primarily in staff development, but also serves as a speaker resource to the campus ministries.