From the time we make Jesus our Lord and Saviour until the time we will see him in our
heavenly home, we are each on a journey of faith. In his collection of short teaching books, Jim
Bryden draws alongside us as a travel companion, helping us to understand the map of God’s
Word and to avoid dead-ends and danger zones along the path. This book examines the life of
Jesus – who he was, what he did and his death and resurrection – with 16 daily readings,
explanations and applications, as well as optional short exercises to help you dig deeper into
As a young teenager and non-churchgoer, Jim had a Damascus Road encounter with Christ
which was to lead him into ministry in the Salvation Army. He and his wife Helen were ordained
and commissioned as officers in 1968 and served in Scotland, South America, Zimbabwe and
Always a pastor and preacher first, he’s held a variety of posts as a tutor and lecturer in Bible
studies and Theology at the Salvation Army’s International College in London and as Training
Principal in Zimbabwe.
Besides academic and pastoral responsibilities, for the last six years of active ministry he held
the post of Territorial Ecumenical officer for the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland.
He holds a Bachelor of Divinity degree (Glasgow) and a Masters in Systematic Theology from
King’s College London.