As Christians, we believe that all sins are considered equal in God's eyes. Yet while evangelicals continue to decry the Big Ones--such as abortion, adultery, and violence--we often overlook more deceptive sins. It seems we have created a sliding scale where gossip, jealousy, and selfishness comfortably exist within the church. In short, some sins have simply become acceptable. Acclaimed author Jerry Bridges believes that just as culture has lost the concept of sin, the church faces the same danger. Throughout, Jerry encourages victory over personal sin through the gospel's transforming power. This release is perfect for readers who long to thoughtfully examine their lives and discover a deeper walk with God.
- The topic and content is very...
The topic and content is very good and makes you feel uneasy about your own "respectable sins" - which as a Christian is a a good thing. As another reviewer states that this would be best read/listened to a chapter at a time. Do a chapter, let it sink in, pray and search yourself, then move on to the next.
- If you are one of those...
If you are one of those people who simply say "Lord forgive my sins, thank-you" because you can't really figure out specifically what your sins are, the book, Respectable Sins: confronting the sins we tolerate by Jerry Bridges, is likely a great book for you. It would be a great devotional read and would best be read a chapter at a time allowing time for personal reflection and prayer. He doesn't cover the obvious sins--murder, stealing from a store, cheating on a test, bold-faced lying, etc. With scriptural support, he guides the reader to reflect on ways, primarily within the Christian community, we tolerate sin in ourselves and with others.