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Jerry Bridges' Pursuit of Holiness Has Come to an End

The beloved Navigators author and Bible teacher died Sunday.
Jerry Bridges' Pursuit of Holiness Has Come to an End
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Jerry Bridges, the author who challenged more than a million readers to take seriously God’s command for holiness, died Sunday at 86.

The Bible teacher and speaker served with The Navigators discipleship ministry for nearly 60 years, and wrote the popular book The Pursuit of Holiness among many others.

“There was nothing flashy about Jerry Bridges. He was a humble and unassuming man—strong in spirit, if not in voice or frame,” wrote Crossway’s Justin Taylor soon after Bridges was taken off life support following cardiac arrest this past weekend. “Now we can rejoice with him in his full and final healing as he beholds his beloved Savior face to face.”

A Texas native and Korean War veteran, Bridges joined the Navigators in 1955 and held many administrative positions through the decades. He “started writing outside of office hours” in 1986, and published The Pursuit of Holiness in 1988.

“Much to everyone’s surprise, including my ...

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