Public Figure Profiles

Jerry Bridges

Jerry Bridges (December 4, 1929 – March 6, 2016) was an evangelical Christian author, speaker and staff member of The Navigators. Born in Tyler, Texas, United States, he was the author of more than a dozen books, including The Pursuit of Holiness, which has sold more than one million copies. His devotional Holiness Day by Day garnered the 2009 ECPA Christian Book Award for the inspiration and gift category, and The Discipline of Grace received a similar award in 1995 for the Christian living category.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. 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.At the time of his death, he was a widower, and had married a woman named Jane a year after his first wife's death. Bridges died on March 6, 2016 in Colorado Springs, Colorado at the age of 86.

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Some of their strengths

Jerry Bridges has many admirable traits.

Based on spiritual traditions from around the world, they are someone who can be described as Generous, Optimistic, Independent, Energetic, Imaginative, Creative, and Loyal.

Adventurous and Independent

According to Mysticism’s Astrology tradition, Jerry Bridges is someone who is an adventurous, independent, and energetic person, who is insightful, imaginative, generous, and honest. A person who is a bit of a "lone wolf".

Soulful and Intuitive

Based on Daoism’s Ba-Zi or ‘Chinese Zodiac’ tradition, people who know Jerry Bridges well know them as someone who can be graceful, romantic, and reserved, like gentle rain.

Optimistic and Frank

According to Hinduism’s Jyotisha or ‘Vedic Astrology’ tradition, many would also describe Jerry Bridges as someone who is optimistic, principled, adventurous, and direct.

A person who isn't shy about expressing their opinions, loves competition, loves learning things themself, who is known for being inventive and original, and who loves being surrounded by friends and loved ones.

Social and Intuitive

Based on the Mayan Tzolk’in or ‘Mayan Astrology’ tradition, Jerry Bridges is someone who values forming deep friendships and relationships, and who has strong intuition and reasoning skills .

They are also someone who is altruistic, tolerant, and sophisticated, and who tends to be a perfectionist who is always working to try and make everything and everyone better.

Optimistic and Quick-witted

According to Judaism’s Kabbalah tradition, Jerry Bridges tends to be someone who is optimistic and spontaneous, and who has a clear and analytical mind. Who can be witty, with a happy-go-lucky- nature that makes others cheerful, and who possesses an adventurous zest for life.

Some of Jerry Bridges's challenges

While Jerry Bridges has many strengths, nobody is perfect. They also have some challenging traits they need to manage.

For example, Jerry Bridges can be Impulsive, Careless, Suspicious, Stubborn, Pushy, Restless, and Callous.

Impulsive and Careless

One of Jerry Bridges's key challenges is that they are someone who can be impulsive and careless.

Jerry Bridges must also exercise caution as they can be short-tempered and aggressive, and can be excessive and unrealistic.

Pushy and Restless

Jerry Bridges is someone who can be arrogant and bossy, who can have difficulty concentrating and focusing, be unable to separate emotions from business decisions, and who can engage in excessive spending in support of an expensive lifestyle and habits.

Irritable and Callous

Finally, Jerry Bridges also can be short-tempered, childish, insensitive, and careless at times.

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