Jerry Bridges

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Jerry Bridges (born December 4, 1929 in Tyler, Texas, United States) is an evangelical Christian author, speaker and staff member of The Navigators. He is the author of more than a dozen books, including The Pursuit of Holiness, which has sold more than one million copies.[1] His devotional Holiness Day By Day garnered the 2009 ECPA Christian Book Award for the inspiration and gift category,[2] and The Discipline of Grace received a similar award in 1995 for the Christian living category.[3]

Bridges earned his undergraduate degree in engineering at the University of Oklahoma before serving as an officer in the United States Navy during the Korean War.[4] He joined Christian discipleship organization The Navigators in 1955, where he served as administrative assistant to the Europe Director, office manager for the headquarters office, Secretary-Treasurer of the organization, and as Vice President for Corporate Affairs before moving to a staff development position with the Collegiate Mission.[4]

He is a widower[5], remarried to Jane.[6]



  1. ^ Staub, Dick (2004-04-01). "Jerry Bridges Is Still Pursuing Holiness". Christianity Today (interview). 
  2. ^ "Winners". Christian Book Awards. ECPA. 2009. 
  3. ^ "Gold Medallion Winners". Christian Book Awards. ECPA. 1995. 
  4. ^ a b "An Interview with Jerry: 50 Years with The Navigators". Staff. Navigators. 
  5. ^ Bridges 2007, p. 75: ‘After the death of my first wife…’
  6. ^ Bridges 2007, back flap: ‘…Jerry lives with his wife, Jane…’

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