ECPA's Rush To Press

NavPress announces the June posthumous release
of beloved author Jerry Bridges’ book, The Blessing of Humility

Contact:  Margie Watterson, Margiewatterson@tyndale.com630.784.5174

In his final book, Jerry teaches readers how to put humility into action.  Through the study of the Beatitudes, Bridges outlines what humility looks like, and encourages readers to make it a part of their everyday lives.

“Jerry was a man of true humility, it is profound that this book is being released at this time” said Don Pape, V.P./Publisher NavPress.

Bridges believed humility to be one of the most admirable character traits that we can practice, and he saw in the Beatitudes (Matthew 5:3-12) a pattern for putting humility into action.  In The Blessing of Humility, Jerry walks us through the Beatitudes showing us:

  • Other than love…humility is the most frequently taught trait in the New Testament.
  • How the 8 character traits of the Beatitudes reveal humility.
  • Why “Poor in spirit” is the foundation for humility.
  • How the character traits of the first three Beatitudes build on one another.
  • How God brings blessings to those who practice humility every day.
  • Why the Fruits of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22-23) are the result of HIS work in our lives.

Pastor and author Max Lucado spoke of Jerry’s legacy in his endorsement of the new book: “When I read my first Jerry Bridges book twenty years ago, I had the sense that every paragraph had been pondered, prayed over, and carefully prepared. Each ensuing book has led to the same conclusion. The writings of Jerry Bridges are a gift to the church. In this new book, he addresses a relevant topic with the wisdom of a scholar and the heart of a servant.”

Also announcing the repackaging of two of Jerry Bridges’ most popular titles:

The Practice of Godliness (June), and The Pursuit of Holiness (Nov.)

About the Author—Jerry Bridges was an acclaimed author and a beloved conference speaker.  Altogether, his books have sold over 3.5 million copies, and have been published in twenty languages.  He was on staff of The Navigators for more than sixty years and served in the collegiate missions department, where he was involved primarily in staff development but also served as a speaker resource to the campus ministries.  He is survived by his wife, Jane, his two married children and seven grandchildren.