Book cover: The Pursuit of Holiness by Jerry Bridges

The Pursuit of Holiness

by Jerry Bridges

“We Christians greatly enjoy talking about the provision of God, how Christ defeated sin on the cross and gave us His Holy Spirit to empower us to victory over sin. But we do not as readily talk about our own responsibility to walk in holiness”, Jerry Bridges wrote in the preface to his book The Pursuit of Holiness.

His book covers the holiness of God and the importance of acknowledging God's holiness. Because God is holy, he hates sin. Jerry Bridges said, “Hatred of sin as sin, not just as something disquieting or defeating to ourselves, but as displeasing to God, lies at the root of all true holiness.”

The author instructs the reader on the benefits of holy living and the necessity for considering the holiness of Christ. The author asks, “What should I look to God for and what am I responsible for myself?” Then he answers these questions from Scripture. The reader will have a better understanding of how to live a holy life through the Scriptures quoted, the explanations and illustrations given by the author.

Book Review By Scarlett Stough

Editorial Note: We first published this review in Volume III, Issue 3. This title has since been republished by NavPress; Enlarged edition (November 3, 2016). ISBN-10: 1631466399 and ISBN-13: 978-1631466397

Title: The Pursuit of Holiness
Author: Jerry Bridges copyright 1978, 1996
Publisher: NavPress Publishing Group, P. O. Box 35001, Colorado Springs, CO 80935
ISBN: 0-89109-940-9