In this book, Bridges addresses the sins that we as Christians tolerate. From his preface, "The motivation for this book stems from a growing conviction that those of us whom I call conservative evangelicals may have become so preoccupied with some of the major sins of society around us that we have lost sight of the need to deal with our own 'more refined' sins." He acknowledges how deeply our sins, even these more respectable ones, can affect our lives. As he so commonly does, he points to the gospel as the remedy.
His sixth chapter on "Directions for Dealing with Sins" is particularly worth while. He suggests:
- We should always address our sins in the context of the gospel.
- We must always learn to rely on the enabling power of the Holy Spirit.
- While depending on the Holy Spirit, we must at the same time recognize our responsibility to diligently pursue all practical steps for dealing with our sins.
- We must identify specific areas of acceptable sins.
- We should bring to bear specific applicable scriptures to each of our subtle sins.
- We should cultivate the practice of prayer over the sins we tolerate.
- We should involve one or more other believers with us in our struggle against our subtle sins.