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The Pursuit of Holiness

Author Jerry Bridges
Narrator Arthur Morey
Runtime 4 Hrs. - Unabridged
Publisher christianaudio
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Release Date October 15, 2009
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"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.

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"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.

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An Important Book for All Christians
This is such an important book for believers to read. It is both encouraging and challenging. The reader does a very nice job. I understand there is now also a version available read by Alistair Begg, which I would expect is even nicer to listen to (who doesn't love a Scottish accent??). But this one is very nice as well. It's well worth listening to multiple times.
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Review by / (Posted on 4/13/2016)
Simply Awesome
Such spirital revelation and insight. Like a great meal...Eating for the masters table. I highly recommend it.
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Review by / (Posted on 3/11/2013)
Important but ultimately lacking
In The Pursuit of Holiness, author Jerry Bridges urges us to live a life of obedience to God, striving for increasing victory over sin. The first few chapters define and argue the need for holiness. The rest of the book includes exhortation and practical tips for attaining greater holiness.

While the narration was competent I found it somewhat bland. I think this somewhat diminished my enjoyment of the book. At roughly 4 hours, however, that wasn’t such an issue.

What I liked most about the book was that the call to holiness is emphatic, well argued and of greater urgency than when Bridges first wrote it. I agree with the overall message. Bridges reminds us that the pursuit of holiness require discipline, and as far as this goes, it is a good exhortation. Exhortation and practical application are the book’s strengths.

The problem is, Bridges’ answer pretty much boils down to, “Memorise the Bible and try really hard.” That’s a caricature, of course, but not an unfair one. Bridges argues that holiness is neither an automatic process that happens when we become a Christian, nor is it a matter of legalistic works. He says that we need the Holy Spirit’s help and to walk in obedience to the word, both truths with which I agree, but he never really defines what relying on the Holy Spirit means beyond the conviction of the Spirit. We must exercise our minds and our reason to overcome our physical desires and emotions. Essentially, we read the Bible and the Spirit will convict us of sin, but it’s up to us to do it.

It’s not so much that what he says is wrong, it’s that it is incomplete. There is very little discussion on prayer, especially on praying in the Spirit, which the Apostle Paul says builds us up. And while there is certainly a need to overcome our sinful appetites, there is no discussion about fixing our affections on God. There is no joy or power in the pursuit of holiness as Bridges frames it in this book.

And perhaps this is the issue I had with this book. It convicted me of the need for holiness but sucked all the fun out of it.
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Review by / (Posted on 10/29/2012)
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