I just finished leading a group from my church (my third time) through this book. I don’t know who benefits more, the people I take through this book, or myself. As far as I’m concerned the two greatest truths we as Christians should have a good grasp on are the Gospel and God’s Sovereignty. There are excellent books on both these subjects, but the most practical book (in my opinion) on the latter topic is this one by Bridges.
The reason God’s Sovereignty is such an important subject is that the Christian life is a life of faith in God’s promises, His character, nature, and plans – all of which require our trust when we can’t see what’s in front of us, or why things happen the way they do. The more we know what God is really like – biblically – the more we are able to trust Him daily.
Jerry Bridges covers the following topics with biblical support, practical insight, and wise application:
1) Can You Trust God?
2) Is God in Control?
3) The Sovereignty of God
4) God’s Sovereignty Over People
5) God’s Rule Over Nations
6) God’s Power Over Nature
7) God’s Sovereignty and Our Responsibility
8) The Wisdom of God
9) Knowing God’s Love
10) Experiencing God’s Love
11) Trusting God for Who You Are
12) Growing Through Adversity
13) Choosing to Trust God
14) Giving Thanks Always
The author provides a myriad of reasons in this book into the how, why, what, and when’s involved in trusting God and His infinite trustworthiness for living the Christian life. I can’t recommend this book highly enough. It’s been a tremendous source of encouragement for me in incredibly tough seasons of life.