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The Great Exchange: My Sin for His Righteousness

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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 ...more
Paperback, 291 pages
Published September 7th 2007 by Crossway Books
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Aubrey Swanson
Nov 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
This book provided a great outline to understand Jesus choice to pay for our sins, and the imputed righteousness that resulted from his resurrection. The idea of imputed righteousness makes my mind spin. The main point is that- all is from God. Praise Him!

The book went through each NT book that focused on atonement and broke down specific sections of scripture. It was pretty repetitive, maybe cause God wants justification by his grace alone to be drilled into our hearts. Because of this, not
Jeremy Duffle
Oct 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: christian, owned
Great tool for commentary type insights. This book explains and exposes redemption and atoning passages throughout OT and NT.
May 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing
The Great Exchange is a wonderful, wonderful book. It is a book that celebrates the atonement in each and every chapter. I loved this one cover to cover--from introduction to conclusion. Yes, I could see how some readers might feel it is a bit repetitive: the glorious, amazing truth is shared many times per chapter. But why would that ever be a bad thing--to hear "the old, old story" again and again? This book savors the truth--celebrates and glories in Christ: what he has done, what he is ...more
Derek Brown
Jun 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I have been a fan of Jerry Bridges for several years. I was first introduced to Bridges when I picked up 'Transforming Grace'--a warm and refreshing treatment of the grace of God and how we can practically apply the liberating truth of God's grace to our daily lives. Then I read The 'Pursuit of Holiness,' followed by 'Discipline of Grace' and then The 'Gospel for Real Life.' Needless to say, I quickly learned that Jerry Bridges is not only doctrinally in-tune with the truths of the gospel; he is ...more
Ben Montoya
Aug 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Excellent Work on the Cross

Good yet thorough popular treatment of the atonement. Good focused explanations of propitiation and how that is relevant for the rest of theology and its application to believers.
Now You Tell Me !

It's amazing that one can be a Christian for six decades and not be aware of the wonderful scriptural truths presented by Mr.Bridges and Bevington. The simplicity of their presentation of what the cross means to humanity is the book's greatest strength. No degrees necessary to understand Christianity, just an open heart willing to appreciate what God's love has accomplished through the work of Jesus on the cross. This book is especially for those who know their efforts will
Duane Smith
A great book on the atonement as found in both the Old and New Testaments. Authors Jerry Bridges and Bob Bevington do a masterful job of covering all the major verses in the Bible concerning the atonement and what the benefits are for those who come to God through Christ (The Great Exchange). Every pastor pastor, Bible student and serious follower of Christ ought to read it and have a copy for future reference.
Mark A Powell
Aug 10, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This book explains one of the most foundational principles of Scripture the atonement -- in a detailed yet accessible manner. Our sin for Christs righteousness is the theme, and this book is very helpful in defining and emphasizing the centrality of Christs work. Anyone who reads it will discover a rich discussion that, even for all it says, still only begins to scratch the surface of Gods mercy and love expressed in His Son, Jesus Christ. ...more
Jul 17, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great topic; got repetitve

It was wonderful to find a book on the atonement of Christ, but once I got to the section on Hebrews, I had grown tired of reading what seemed like the same thing over and over. The first half of the book is fantastic, but you end up with a rehashing in the second half.
Oct 16, 2009 rated it liked it
Not too easy to read, though easy to understand the theme of justification by faith alone. Not sure about the idea of Jesus sprinkling the altar in heaven with his shed blood. That doesn't seem to be taught in Scripture, but i can understand how from the OT analogy. But basically right-on book.
John Dearing
Mar 20, 2008 rated it liked it
Provides its reader with a basic, orthodox foundation to the doctrine of the atonement.
Ryan Lunceford
Nov 23, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
One of the best books I've ever read on Jesus' work on the cross. Thorough, yet concise.
Jelani Mcewen
Really enjoyed this book. It really put Jesus death on the cross into perspective although it was a tad bit repetitive.
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JERRY BRIDGES was an author and conference speaker. His most popular book, The Pursuit of Holiness, has sold over one million copies. Jerry was on the staff of The Navigators for over fifty years, and currently served in the Collegiate Mission where he was involved primarily in staff development, but also served as a speaker resource to the campus ministries.

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