Title: The Great Exchange: My Sin for His Righteousness
Author: Jerry Bridges and Bob Bevington
Publisher: Crossway
Release Date: September 11, 2007
Pages: 304
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN 10-digit: 1-5813-49270
ISBN 13-digit: 978-15813-49276
Retail Price: $15.99
Table of Contents: No
Intro: No
Sample Chapter: No

From Crossway:

Believers often take for granted the great act of salvation provided to us by the work of Jesus Christ. Beginning with the Old Testament sacrifices and the prophecies that foreshadowed Christ, authors Jerry Bridges and Bob Bevington guide believers through the biblical overview of Christ’s atonement. The Great Exchange helps believers see how the Old Testament practices tie in with the New Testament discussion of Christ’s great work of salvation.

As believers work through these principles, they will begin to recognize that even though we deserve condemnation and punishment from a holy God, he has given us the opportunity to experience his great riches through his Son, Jesus Christ. The clear gospel message presented throughout the entire book offers a great appreciation of Christ for believers and an opportunity for salvation for unbelievers.

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Other books by Jerry Bridges:

The Pursuit of Holiness (2006)
Trusting God: Even When Life Hurts (1990)
The Practice of Godliness (1994)
Transforming Grace: Living Confidently in God’s Unfailing Love (1993)
The Discipline of Grace: God’s Role and Our Role in the Pursuit of Holiness (2006)
The Joy of Fearing God (2004)
I Will Follow You, O God: Embracing Him as Lord in Your Private Worship (2001)
I Exalt You, O God; Encountering His Greatness in Your Private Worship (2001)
I Give Your Glory, O God: Honoring His Righteousness in Your Private Worship (2002)
Growing Your Faith: How to Mature in Christ (2004)
The Gospel for Real Life (w/ study guide) (2003)
The Fruitful Life: The Overflow of God’s Love Through You (2006)
Is God Really in Control?: Trusting God in a World of Hurt (2006)
Respectable Sins: Confronting the Sins We Tolerate (2007) – NEW!

Initial Thoughts:

Seldom can it ever be said of an author that everything he or she writes is a must-read. Jerry Bridges is one of those exceptions. His wonderful collection of gospel-centered books are theologically rich but immensely practical as well. Immersed in the gospel and intensely devoted to the Christ-centered life, Bridges points us in this newest book back to the cross where “the great exchange” took place. There are a number of Christian doctrines under attack in the 21st century, but perhaps none are prominent than the penal substitutionary atonement. While I do not expect this offering by Bridges to be polemical in nature, through biblical exposition I believe Bridges will make a powerful case for substitutionary atonement. I do not, however, believe that is the purpose of this book. Rather, Bridges wants us to feel, know, and experience the implications of Christ bearing our sins and sinners receiving his righteousness. The appreciation of the cross work of our Savior should be matched and measured by the transformation it brings in our lives, and it is my hope that this book will serve such a noble purpose.

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Jerry Bridges is on staff with The Navigators’ collegiate ministry and resides in Colorado Springs, Colorado. A popular speaker and best-selling author, Jerry travels throughout the world helping Christians understand and live the gospel of Jesus Christ.