Book Review of
God Took Me By the Hand
Jerry Bridges’ life is a remarkable story of God’s providence. From “a most unpromising beginning” as a poor kid from the wrong side of the tracks, he joined the Navy, went to college, became an engineer, joined The Navigators as a missionary, and eventually became a best-selling author. In this book, Jerry illustrates through his story—and then summarizes for the reader—seven key “spiritual lessons” that God has taught him through his 83 years. These lessons can be passed on to any believer.
I love Christian biographies and have read many of them over the years. Jerry Bridges has written quite a few books that I have read. When I heard that he wrote his autobiography, I knew I wanted to read it. God Took Me By the Hand is not his best written book. He wrote it during his later years of life, so I think the overall writing is lacking. However, I loved this book. He continually points you to Christ and the fact that God is in control of all things, both big and small. If you have read other books by Jerry Bridges, I think you will enjoy this one.