The Practice of Godliness Small-Group Curriculum by Jerry Bridges from NavPress includes the book The Practice of Godliness and a study guide in one volume. It is the sequel to The Pursuit of Holiness and focuses on how to grow in Godly character by establishing a strong Christian foundation.
The Practice of Godliness is a powerful resource for growing stronger in holiness and becoming more spiritual. Bridges always starts his books with a firm foundation and explains why holiness is important in our lives. After he lays a strong foundation, he then moves forward by building on that foundation.
The book is designed to be a 12-week course. There are twelve sessions, with each building on the foundation laid by the session before it. After each session, there are from 10 to 12 study questions for the group to answer. There are extra-wide margins for notes and observations. There is also writing space after each question.
There is a help section in the back for group leaders that contains information on how to lead a study. The helps include advice on how to get started, which includes how to set your session format, how to customize the study, and plan the first session. Other general helps include preparing for the session, leading the session, and how to review after the session.
Even though it is designed for group use, the curriculum works just as well for personal study. Like all of Jerry Bridges books, I highly recommend The Practice of Godliness Small-Group Curriculum.
My thanks to NavPress for this free review copy. I was not required to give a positive review. My opinions are my own.