Thursday, November 8, 2012

Throwback Thursday-Pursuit of Holiness

When I became a believer twenty plus years ago, I dove into the Word like my life depended on it. I would read, search, and study the scriptures. Every minute I had available, I would open my Bible and pour over it. My mom bought me my first Bible. It was a hard cover King James. :) I loved it!
Then, as time went on, not only did I study theWord, I studied books on Christian living. One, actually two, of which were by Jerry Bridges. The Pursuit of Holiness and The Practice of Godliness. I absolutely loved these books! I read and reread them! Here is a snippet of The Pursuit of Holiness:
HOLINESS. THE CHRISTIAN’S JOINT VENTURE WITH GOD. “Be holy, for I am holy,” commands God to His people. But holiness is something that is often missed in the Christian’s daily life. According to Jerry Bridges, that’s because we’re not exactly sure what our part in holiness is. In The Pursuit of Holiness, he helps us see clearly just what we should rely on God to do-and what we should accept responsibility for ourselves. Whether you’re continuing your pursuit of holiness or just beginning, the principles and guidelines in The Pursuit of Holiness will challenge you to obey God’s command of holiness.
They were truly life changing books for me. I haven't read them in several, several years, but I remember them being so wonderful. I just may have to revisit my love for these books and reread them! :)

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