Wednesday, October 6, 2010

The Pursuit of Holiness (Review)

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“Run in such a way as to get the prize.” 1 Cor. 9:24—This verse is on the cover of The Pursuit of Holiness, by Jerry Bridges. Indeed, I think that captures the essence of the pursuit of holiness in our lives.  God calls us to live holy lives. But what does that mean? What does “holy” mean? How can anyone other than God be holy? How does the concept of being made holy through Jesus contrast with personal holiness? How can we begin to break our habits of sin?

 The Pursuit of Holiness addresses these topics and more. I felt that the book was both theologically sound and effective in inspiring me to holiness in my personal life. I found that each chapter left me with thoughts and concepts to “chew on.” I think that this book would serve well as a daily devotional. Each 6-10 page chapter begins with a verse that would be good for either meditation or memorization and addresses a different aspect of holiness. This is a book that I will be sure to keep and re-read.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from NavPress Publishers as part of their Blogger Review Program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commision's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

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