27 August, 2010
The Chase, by Jerry Bridges with Jay and Jen Howver
The Chase, written by Jerry Bridges with Jay and Jen Howver is a contemporary adaption of The Pursuit of Holiness, a well-known classic also published by NavPress. Anyone who desires that their life reflect more of the image of the Lord Jesus Christ and are willing to begin the process of Holiness by having a heart yearning to do the will of God and to please Him and glorify Him in every aspect of their lives will benefit from the wisdom given, and biblical truths taught, in this book. As I read this book, many Scriptures were brought to the forefront of my mind, as I was reminded of essential truths such as: I am responsible for my actions, and have the provision of God’s provision and unmerited grace to live in accordance with His will; Sin cannot tell me how to live (Romans 6:14); That victory and a holy life can be mine through the purity of Christ; and That I am commanded to be holy as He is holy (1 Peter 1:16).
This book was easily read and I can see it being especially popular amongst younger readers as well as busy individuals due to its short chapters, which range from 2-12 pages each. I would recommend The Chase for personal reading as well as for a small group study.
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