The Pursuit of Holiness by Jerry Bridges is a fine work that builds Biblical principles and guidelines that we need in order to obey God’s command to live a holy life. Bridges doesn’t just make claims that we should live holy and leave it at that. Instead, he shows from Scripture the need of living a holy life and how to attain it. This book truly demonstrates the pursuit of holiness.
A walk in holiness is essential. Bridges shows our role in holiness through demonstrating how holiness takes effort on our part. God has made it possible for us to walk in holiness, and He has made it our responsibility to do so. Bridges brings out amazing points as to where holiness comes from and how we determine holiness standards based on Scripture.
Rather than spending much time on specific holiness standards, Bridges lays the foundation of what holiness is, what it’s for, and how to pursue it through self-discipline and by building habits that lead to a live of holiness. A life of holiness truly is a life-long pursuit, but as Bridges eloquently shows, we are not in it alone. With God in our side and in our lives, we truly can pursue a life of holiness.
I highly recommend Jerry Bridges’ book The Pursuit of Holiness. It is a book that shows us the need of holiness in our lives, and how to apply the Word of God to our lives and build a holy life regardless of beliefs or denomination.
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